Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajrapani (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)

ཕྱག་ན་རྡོ་རྗེ། 金刚手菩萨
(item no. 91028)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Uncertain
Size 40.64x27.94cm (16x11in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vajrapani, Krodha (Tibetan: chag na dor je, drag po. English: the Wrathful Vajra Holder).

Sanskrit: Vajrapani Tibetan: chag na dor je

Dark blue in colour, fearsome in expression, he has one face and two hands holding upraised a gold vajra scepter in the right hand. The left held to the heart performs a wrathful gesture. Standing atop a sun disc and lotus seat he is surrounded by the orange flames of pristine awareness. At the top center is the Buddha Amitabha with Padmapani Avalokiteshvara on the left and Manjushri on the right.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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