This beautiful Vajradhara Thangka Painting is painted using traditional style. At Himalayas Shop all our Thangka are hand painted on cotton canvas using natural stone color, Gold and other natural pigments. Thangka Painting may take from a month to years to complete a single painting depending upon its quality.
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Vajradhara is regarded as manifestation of Shakyamuni Buddha. In Kagyu order he is considered as primordial Buddha. Out of great compassion Lord Buddha revealed many different means/paths to enlightenment and set forth three Wheels of Law to suit varying degrees of intelligence and receptivities. Shakyamuni Buddha himself was, it is said, in form of Vajradhara while he was teaching tantric path to his gifted disciples. Vajradhara is depicted holding a vajra in his right hand and a bell in his left hand and his arms are kept crossed in front of him expressing complete integration of Prajna and Upaya. Vajra symbolizes the ultimate reality which is void or nothingness (Shunyata) while the bell symbolizes wisdom (Prajna). He usually depicted in blue colour in Vajrasana posture and Vajrahunkara mudra. He has a crown, an urna and a ushnisha as of a sambhogakaya Buddha.