Our wrathful Vajrapani statue wears the crown adorned with five skulls. These skulls carry the dual representation of the five aggregates and also the five poisons. The five poisons are anger, greed, delusion, pride and jealousy. However, the 5 poisons have been converted to the nectars of transcendent wisdom.
Additionally, the five aggregates are material form, feeling, perception, mind formations and consciousness which have been pacified and subdued. This is represented by their depiction in skull like form on the crown of wrathful Vajrapani. Furthermore, Vajrapani is depicted with the 3 eyes which represent knowledge of the past, present and future.
Vajrapani’s Vajra Symbolism
In his right hand our Vajrapani statue wields the battle symbol of ancient India known as the vajra. The “vajra” is a Sanskrit word that has the dual meaning of diamond and also thunderbolt. It symbolizes the power of virtue to eliminate all negativity and remove all obstacles from the spiritual realization of devotees. Furthermore, the vajra is the symbol for the masculine attribute of skillful means.
Flames of Awareness Surround the Vajrapani Statue
Our statue depicts the flames of pristine awareness that burn around Vajrapani. Additionally, Vajrapani was the protector and guide of the original Buddha. He is a prominent feature of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. However, he also is referred to as a deity in the Pali Canon of the Theravada Buddhist school.
Last but not least, our Vajrapani statue is a embodiment of the Buddha’s spiritual power. Vajrapani is often depicted alongside Manjushri (Buddha’s wisdom) and Avalokitesvara (Buddha’s immense compassion). Click here to learn more about the Buddhist Gods.
Special Adornments at your Request
Our Nepali master artisan created our Wrathful Vajrapani statue with the jewelry and crown of a Bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of your new Vajrapani statue with turquoise and red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with special decoration before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes readiness to act. The stones will add to the visual appeal of the statue, depending on your personal preference.