This thangka was hand-painted in Kathmandu, Nepal. This thangka features Vajrasattva. Vajra means dorje, and Vajrasattva holds abell in one hand and a dorje in the other hand. Vajrasattva is a Buddha in the Mahayana tradition. The mantra for Vajrasattva is 100 syllables, and there is also a shorter form, 'om Vajrasattva hum'. Vajrasattva is the Buddha of purification. This thangka is mounted on brocade, and it is 42 inches long and 25 inches wide including the brocade, and the painting itself is 20 inches long and 15 inches wide. This thangka rolls up like a scroll for shipping, and there are two ties at the top for easy hanging.