Our Vajrasattva Shakti Tibetan thangka painting depicts Vajrasattva and his consort Vajrasattvatmika locked in sensual embrace. Vajrasattva is depicted sitting in full lotus pose with his consort facing him, her legs wrapped around his waist. Additionally, they are seated on a full lotus pedestal.
Vajrasattva holds the vajra in his right hand and the ghanta bell in his left hand. Indeed, these are very significant Buddhist symbols. The ghanta is the feminine symbol for wisdom and the vajra symbolizes the masculine attribute of compassion. However, it is the combination of these two symbols that represents the ultimate bliss of enlightenment. This is because Nirvana has been described as the state where wisdom and compassion are combined.
Furthermore, Vajrasattva is wearing the intricately carved crown and jewels of the Bodhisattva. Additional important features include the ushnisha topknot and the third eye of wisdom. Click here to learn about the Sambhogakaya embodiments of Vajrasattva.