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Vajrapani - Chhyagna Dorje - Buddhist Deity

Vajrapani means holder of the thunderbolt or diamond scepter is a manifestation of Akshobhya , and is usually shown as dark blue in colour, with a crown of skulls and holding a Dorjey. Mamaki is the spiritual mother of Vajrapani. It is known as god of rain . It is said that when the Naga (serpent) appeared before Buddha to listen to his teachings. Vajrapani was charged by Tathagata to guard them from the attacks of their mortal enemies, the Garudas . To deceive and combat the Garudas, Vajrapani assumed a form of head, wings and claws like the Garudas themselves. Hence, Vajrapani as the protector of Naga (serpents) looked upon as the rain god. So, Northern Buddhists appeal when rain is needed or is too abundant. One can also find Vajrapani in Garuda form among the various forms of Vajrapani . Vajrapani when represented either stands as sits and carries usually a lotus on which is placed the family symbol of Vajra. Sometimes, he holds the Vajra against the chest in one of his hands.

Vajrapani Statue

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