Chenrezig is handpainted on cotton canvas by a Thangka artist from Nepal. Chenrezig is known as a god of compassion. Chenrezig is also known as Avalokitesvara.
Chenrezig is presented at the center of the thangka. Chenrezig is the most revered of all Bodhisattva embodying the compassion of all Buddhas. Chenrezig is the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Protector of Tibet.
Iconography of Chenrezig
Chenrezig is visualized in many forms with various numbers of faces and arms, and various colors and ornaments. He sits on a lotus and the flat disc of the moon with another moon disk behind him, reflecting his total purity. Two of his four arms are joined in the prayer position holding the wish-fulfilling gem.
In his other left hand, he holds a lotus flower and in his other right hand, there is a crystal mala which he is using to count the repetitions of his mantra.
Mantra of Chenrezig
The Mantra of Chenrezig is Om Mani Padme Hum.