Vajrapani Ritual Art
Vajrapani ritual art is handpainted on cotton canvas by Thangka artist from Nepal. Vajrapani is one of the earliest bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism. He is the protector and guide of the Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha's power.
Vajrapani is presented at the center of the thangka. Vajrapani is one of the earliest Dharmapalas and one of the rare Buddhist deities to be worshiped in the original Zen Buddhism of the Shaolin Temple, Tibetan Buddhism, and even Pure Land Buddhism.