Wrathful Vajrapani (‘the thunderbolt bearer’) brandishes a thunderbolt sceptre and holds bell upside-down, clad in a tiger skin loin cloth. both feet on twisted snakes (nagas), a garuda in his headdress and two garuda necklaces around his neck.
This other fierce Vajrapani wears a human hide over his back, a garland of freshly severed human heads around his neck, a five-skull crown over his orange flaming hair, snakes and beaded jewellery and the usual tiger skin loin cloth. The artist used lapis lazuli for the eyes, urna and cross-belt.
When not holding a bell, his left hand does a symbolic gesture to keep evil spirits away.
When depicted alone this form of wrathful Vajrapani has three heads with three eyes, 2 legs and 4 to 6 hands. There is a long snake in his mouth and main hands and he wears a princely crown on his main head (as opposed to a skull crown). The above has an effigy of a buddha in his headdress, a garland of fifty severed heads around his neck, a skull tiara on his side heads, a vajra in his top right hand.