Vajrasattva is the subject of many hymns and verses. He is supplicated in the special yoga of repentance that employs his special, well-known hundred-syllable mantra. He is represented seated in the dhyanasana, holding a vajra before his heart in his right hand and a bell in his left hand, which rests akimbo on the left thigh. The vajra and the bell are symbolic of compassion and wisdom, male and female, magic body and clear light, respectively, depending on the level of reference of the symbolism.
He is holding in his embrace his consort Ghantapani. She holds the kapala (skull-cup) and vajra. According to Alice Getty in her book 'The Gods of Northern Buddhism,' this form is only worshipped in secret.