Chana Dorji Kuchang
Chana Dorje (also known as Vajrapani) is one of the 8 “important” Bodhisattvas and is the god of power and energy, rain and thunder, and snakes. Chana Dorje also protects people from the Naga, which are beings found in lakes and rivers and make people sick.
He is the protector and guide of Gautama Buddha Gautama and rose to symbolize the Buddha's power. He is extensively represented in Buddhist iconography as one of the earliest three protective deities.
Dimension: 73 cm by 53 cm
Material Used: Cotton canvas, mix of natural and plastic paints
Duration: 3 weeks
Name: Yangka Dorji
DoB: 6th June 1996
I come from a divorce parent of five siblings, Rubesa gewog, Wangdiphodrang District. I studied only up to class VI.
Hearing from relatives and friends, how they have got opportunity to study at CTAS and earning a decent living, while being able to pursue their passion in painting, I was fully motivated. I am so fortunate to get admission and today when I look back, I am so glad with my decision. I would like to believe that I have become a modest painter and will continue to sharpen my skills. I am very grateful to the school and the teachers for giving me this wonderful opportunity in life.
I promise to keep improving my skills and contribute to the rich traditional arts of the country, a pillar of GNH.