This Beautiful traveling Shrine of Buddha Vajrapani is made of Brass and is filled inside of the Shrine with blessed mantras & prayers. These Shrines we're carried around so that devout travelers with nowhere to worship could carry their shrines with them. It also acts as protection when on the road. The front surface is embossed with Buddha Shakyamuni surrounded with Auspicious Symbols and other Buddhist symbols. The printed silk strap is attached so peoples could wear it as a cross strap or around their neck while traveling. These make for wonderful wall decor or just pieces to have displayed on a table with other artifacts and items you love.
This Buddha is Vajrapani:
Vajrapani, Holder of the Thunderbolt Scepter (symbolizing the power of compassion), is the Bodhisattva who represents the power of all the Buddhas. For the yogi, Vajrapani is a means of accomplishing fierce determination and symbolizes unrelenting effectiveness in the conquest of negativity. His taut posture is the active warrior pose (pratayalidha), based on an archer's stance but resembling the en garde position in Western fencing. His outstretched right hand brandishes a vajra and his left hand deftly holds a lasso - with which he binds demons. He wears a skull crown with his hair standing on end. His expression is wrathful and he has a third eye. Around his neck is a serpent necklace and his loin cloth is made up of the skin of a tiger, whose head can be seen on his right knee. The Pali Canon's Ambattha Suttanta tells of one instance of him protecting the Buddha's honor.
Brass Art piece measures 5"H X 4"W X 2" Thick
Printed Red & Black Silk Strap length is 50"
This piece is crafted by a wonderful family that are artisans currently living in Nepal.