Vajravarahi Thangka #23
Thangka of Vajravarahi, hand painted in Nepal with beautiful detail.
Vajravarahi (Dorje Phagmo (Tib.): diamond sow) is the most wrathful form of Vajrayogini, consort of Heruka Chakrasamvara. She is the manifestation of the nonconceptual quality of the mind, who severs thought with her hooked knife. Dorje means inseparable or very firm, that is, that which is incapable of being destroyed by obstacles. It also means that great bliss and wisdom are combined together inseparably. Phagmo means sow. in Indian Buddhism, the sow symbolized the defilement of ignorance that blinded the practitioner to the nature of reality. In her manifestation as the Vajra Sow, Vajravarahi’s ignorance is completely transformed into freedom, the wisdom of limitless space that instantly liberates all defilements.
Size of the canvas: 11" X 14.50"
Size including the brocade: 20" X 33"27