Vaishravana 9" x 12"
- original, hand-painted
- painted area 9" x 12", entire thangka 21" x 28"
- traditional brocade border
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). He 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. In the tradition of Je Tsongkhapa, is considered the most appropriate dharmapala for those of the "lesser scope."