Vajrapani is the protector and guide of Gautama Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha's power. Vajrapani Thangka is used to gain focus in meditation.
Vajrapani is depicted in the warrior's pose, with one leg bent and the other outstretched.
In his right hand, held aloft, he brandishes a vajra, representing his diamond-like motivation and impetus to accomplishment.
His left hand holds a lasso, with which he binds the demons of delusion. He has three eyes, symbolizing his knowledge of past, present, and future.
He wears a crown adorned with five human skulls, representing his transformation of the five poisons into the five transcendent pearls of wisdom, as well as his purification of the five aggregates.
Around his neck is a garland of serpents, a reminder of his aspect as protector of the nagas.
He is clothed in a tiger-skin and is surrounded by the blazing fire of exalted wisdom which consumes all neurotic states.
Panjarnata Mahakala is the protector of the Hevajra cycle of Tantras. The iconography and rituals of Panjarnata Mahakala are found in the 18th chapter of the Vajra Panjara Tantra which an exclusive 'explanatory tantra' to the Hevajra Tantra itself.
Life of Panjarnata Mahakala
In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Panjarnata Mahakala, after that, the short etymological description of the word Panjarnata Mahakala itself.
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Handcrafts are the specialty of the Himalayan people. They spend most time of their day making different types of handcrafted products out of stone, wood, wools, paintings and many more.
Stone Crafts in Nepal dates back to at least two thousand years. Different earpieces, armlets, bracelets, anklets, styles of halos, folds of garments, manners of the sash, and many others are the distinguishing features that classify the variety of artforms found in stone sculptures.