Great Tangka of Vajrapani
Vajrapani, in Tibetan Chana Dorje, meaning holder of the vajra, is one of the three Bodhisattvas who represent the qualities of the Buddha: Avalokishvara represents compassion, Manjushri the wisdom and Vajrapani the power. Vjarapani is revered not only in Tibetan Buddhism, but also in several schools of Japanese Buddhism and is also mentioned in the Pali Canon, the oldest Buddhist texts. He is the patron deity of Mongolia. One of the forms of vajrapani that is very popular among practitioners of the Tibetan tradition is that of Vajrapani combined with Hayagriva and Garuda. This form is very powerful in eliminating obstacles to practice.