Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques


Originally Gildet Vajapani Tsa Tsa [3]

Front Side Side View Detail with gold dust Back

This very old Tsa Tsa shows the Dharmapala Vajrapani.

Originally the front of the tsa tsa was gilded. Over the course of time the gilding has largely worn away, but traces of gold can still be seen on both sides of the figure and between the legs.

At the edge of the tsa tsa a weathered Tibetan inscription is still visible.

The vast majority of tsa tsas were placed within or upon stupas or in cave sanctuaries. Due to climatic conditions, tsa tsas, of course, deteriorated and old ones are rare. Only those kept within the protective environment of monasteries or in family shrines have survived intact . This is why old tsa tsas in good condition are very hard to find nowadays.

Many people thought that [due to his terriffic image] Vajrapani belongs to the groups of Dharmapalas [protectors of the buddhist doctrine]. Actual Vajrapani belongs to the category of Bodhisattvas.Vajrapani is a famous celestial Bodhisattva, he represents the concentrated power of all Buddhas. He is a complex deity with various forms. He is most frequently encountered in his fierce emanation, in which he is a powerful protector and remover of obstacles.

It is also said that Vajrapani will become the last Buddha to appear in this world cycle. Vajrapaniis often grouped with the Bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri. The three celestial Bodhisattvas are thought of as archangelic protectors, representing the power [Vajrapanai], compassion [Avalokiteshvara] and wisdom [Manjushri].

He fights a spiritual battle against the forces of ignorance, craving and samsara. He is a blue Tantric figure that is surrounded mostly by a flamed halo, and wears a garland of skulls and a wreath of snakes.


PropertyValue
Measurements: 2.1 x 1.6 x 0.6 " | 5.4 x 4.0 x 1.4 cm
Price: 113 $ | 95 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
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