Vaishravana (Tib. Namthosey) is the directional protector-king of the North. He is the embodiment of Perfection of Generosity, the Lord of Wealth (associated with Jambhala), an emanation of Ratnasambhava. He also is the patron deity of many monasteries as it is said that he has promised to ensure that no monastery will suffer poverty as long as its residents are pure in their observation of monastic vows and conduct. Je Tsongkhapa considered Vaishravana to be the most suitable dharmapala for those who are just beginning to turn their minds towards Dharma.
- original, hand-painted
- painted area 18" x 24", entire thangka 30" x 51"
- traditional brocade border