Chenrezig Thangka from Nepal is hand-painted on cotton canvas by Thangka artist from Nepal. Chenrezig is known as Avalokiteshvara. Chenrezig is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.
He is the lord gifted with complete enlightenment who refrains from entering the blissful state of nirvana to remain here below and save the living being of the earth.
Chenrezig is in the center of the thangka. Two armed Mahakala is depicted in the right bottom corner of the Chenrezig. Two Armed Mahakala has two armed. He has three eyes. Manjushree is in the left bottom corner of the Chenrezig.
Iconograhy of Chenrezig
Chenrezig is the lord gifted with complete enlightenment who refrains from entering the blissful state of nirvana to remain here below and save the living being of the earth. Chenrezig is evoked 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 the left hand, he holds a lotus flower. In his right hand, he holds a crystal mala (rosary) which he is using to count the repetitions of his mantra
He wears the silks and ornaments of a Bodhisattva representing all his special qualities and the soft skin of an antelope over his shoulder. He is symbolizing his complete freedom from violence. He smiles with deep understanding, love, and compassion as his eyes look upon all beings.
Mantra of Chenrezig
The Mantra of Chenrezig is Om Mani Padme Hum.
Iconography of Manjushree
Manjushree is presented in the left down corner of the Chenrezig. Manjushree is the Bodhisattva who holds the flaming sword of enlightenment, by his left hand in a warning hand gesture in the left hand representing his realization of wisdom to cut through ignorance & wrong view. His right hand depicted in teaching holds the stem of a Blue Lotus flower upon which rests the Book (Pustaka) of Perfection of Transcendental Wisdom.
Mantra of Manjushree
The mantra of Manjushree is Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih.
Iconography of two armed Mahakala
Two armed Mahakala is presented in the right-down corner of the Chenrezig. Two Armed Mahakala has two armed. He has three eyes.
Mantra of two armed Mahakal
The mantra of Two armed Mahakala is Om Benza Nara Trim Trim Hung Hung Phet Phet Soha.