24*20" Dancing Mahakala Vajrapani Statue-Vintage Style Tibetan Sacred Shiva Angry Posture- Protector of Dharma Buddhism Sculpture
Mahakala is the God of Time, Maya, Creation, Destruction, and Power. He is affiliated with Lord Shiva. His abode is the cremation grounds and has four arms and three eyes, sitting on five corpses. He holds a trident, drum, sword, and hammer.
- Height: 24 cm
- Width: 20 cm
- Weight: 2.36
The Bodhisattva of Power Vajrapani is an important bodhisattva who embodies the spiritual power of all the Buddhas. His name means "wielder of the thunderbolt" and he protects those who walk the Mahayana path, removing all inner, outer, and secret obstacles from their practice. Enlightened eons ago, Vajrapani is said to have incarnated as one of Buddha Shakyamuni's primary disciples. He is often depicted along with fellow disciples Manjushri (the embodiment of the Buddhas' wisdom) and Avalokiteshvara (the embodiment of the Buddhas' compassion). Together these three bodhisattvas comprise the three factors of Buddha-nature and the three necessary ingredients for enlightenment. Vajrapani symbolizes fierce determination and unbending intent in the unrelenting battle against negativity. Gestures and Attributes Vajrapani is depicted in the warrior's pose, with one leg bent and the other outstretched. In his right hand, held aloft, he brandishes a vajra, representing his diamond-like motivation and impetus to accomplishment. His left hand holds a lasso, with which he binds the demons of delusion. He has three eyes, symbolizing his knowledge of past, present, and future. He wears a crown adorned with five human skulls, representing his transformation of the five poisons into the five transcendent wisdoms, as well as his purification of the five aggregates. Around his neck is a garland of serpents, a reminder of his aspect as protector of the nagas. He is clothed in a tiger-skin, and is surrounded by the blazing fire of exalted wisdom which consumes all neurotic states.
|20 × 24 × 24 cm