Tibetan Thangka painting depictingVajrakilaya is perfect for various home décor ideas! This 100% hand-drawn Thangka painting made in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal can be decorated as an elegant and eccentric wall hanging in your home or office being a centrepiece of attention. It can also be placed on your family altar for meditation purposes as well as spiritual and emotional healing, attracting benevolent energy of the Tibetan Buddhist art.
Vajrakilaya or Vajrakila Heruka – blood drinker – is one of the most important deity of both Nyingma and Gelug lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Considered the wrathful and active manifestation of the eight Herukas pronouncement, Vajrakilaya is a meditational deities with the power to transcend violence and overcome obstacles.
Vajrakilaya is depicted in this beautiful thangka in his most wrathful aspect with three faces, each one has three eyes, six hands and four legs, embracing his consort Diptachakra.
The hands near the heart hold a three faced peg called “kila”. Both right hands hold a gold vajra while one of the left hands hold a trident decorated with streamers and fire flames between the fingers of the other left hand. The most distinctive characteristic of Vajrakilaya are two large feathered wings. Diptachakra (meaning flaming Wheel) holds a “kapala”, a skull cup full of blood in the left hand and her left leg is raised to embrace the consort.