Vajrapani is believed to be the ferocious emanation of Akshobhya, the
transcendental Buddha. Akshobhya can be seen at the top center of the
It is recalled that when the Nagas (serpent gods) appeared before the Buddha
to listen to his teachings, Buddha asked Vajrapani to guard them from the
attacks of their mortal enemies, the garudas. In order to deceive the
garudas, Vajrapani assumed a form with the head and claws like the garudas
Vajrapani is believed to be the savior of snakes (nagas), and since the
Nagas are believed to control the rain-clouds, Vajrapani as their protector
is looked upon as the Rain God, and it is to him Buddhists appeal when rain
is needed, or is too abundant. In this capacity Vajrapani is identified with
Indra, the Indian god of Rain.
All thangkas come framed in traditional silk brocade, and complete with
hanging rods and silken veil.
Each of our thangkas comes framed in silk brocade and veil, ready to be hung in your altar.
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