The Bodhisattva of Power - Vajrapani Mandala - Tibetan Buddhist

The Bodhisattva of Power - Vajrapani Mandala - Tibetan Buddhist

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Bodhisattva Vajrapani is a personification of Buddha's power in a wrathful aspect. Vajrapani literally means the one who holds the thunderbolt. This is a resemblance to the vedic deity, Indra. He is one of the three main protective deities surrounding the Buddha, others being, Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri, personifications of Buddha's compassion and wisdom, respectively.

This artistic masterpiece is done in the colors of gold. Vajrapani stands depicted in blue, his hair in shades of yellow ochre. He is the wrathful Dharmapala in this portrayal, surrounded by flames, he wears a stately crown matched with a fierce tiger skin. A serpent necklace coils around his neck. He holds a lasso in his left hand to capture the demons with. And finally true to his name, his right hand carries the vajra (Tibetan dorje), or the thunderbolt.

In this supremely intricate piece of artistic creation, Vajrapani is depicted as a fierce wrathful deity in the center of this beautiful Thangka painting. However, we can also detect wonderful representations of the other sacred Buddist symbols - e.g, the Endless Knots and the Flaming Dragons - throughout the beautiful intertwining patterns of the painting itself.

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Item Code: TH53
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface - 15.7 inch X 16.7 inch
Size with Brocade - 26 inch X 34 inch
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