Manjushri 15” x 20”
- original, hand-painted
- painted area 15" x 20", entire thangka 30" x 46"
- traditional brocade border
Manjushri (Tib. Jampeyang) is the Buddha of Wisdom. Although there are many forms of Manjushri, he is often depicted holding aloft the sword of wisdom in his right hand, cutting through all delusions and confusions while emerging from his left hand is a lotus holding a volume of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra. In this exquisite composition, Manjushri sits in the midst of many smaller golden Manjushris - emphasizing the importance of viewing all beings as buddhas. Above him is Vajradhara, the primordial buddha. To his right is a Four Arm Avalokitesvara and to his left is Vajrapani in a peaceful bodhisattva form. Beneath or in front of him is Vaishravana, the lord of abundance.