Vairocana is seen here in his standard aspect, with one face and two hands, doing the dharmacakra mudra. He is adorned with a crown, jewellery, including large floral earrings, and a sacred thread, all inlaid with stones. The double-lotus base on which he is seated is very different from the earlier Licchavi and Thakuri style pedestals.
He has unusual facial features, with big cheeks, slanted eyes and a tiny incised mouth. The rectangular urna above his well-separated eyebrows is inlaid with turquoise.
Now we see him with four heads and two hands, seated on a double-lotus base with round petals, on a throne supported by two big snow lions and decorated with a dharma wheel (Variocana’s attribute). He is adorned with two necklaces, bracelets, armbands and matching anklets, a celestial scarf with the ends shaped like foliage. The main head has a squarish face with a large raised urna. The larger leaf of the tiara is inlaid with a gem.
The back of the lotus base is unfinished and painted red (as on Khasa Malla works). The other heads have a small oval face, a low tiara and no urna. All the hair is pulled into a chignon topped with a half vajra. His dhoti is decorated with a large floral design, the upper ends are knotted on each side of the waist, a feature typical of early Malla sculptures.