Copper Statue Marichi is handmade in Nepal. Marici is a deva or bodhisattva associated with light and the sun.
|Size||27 x 17 x 10cm|
Marici, in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, is a deva or bodhisattva associated with light and the sun. She is known as Molizhitian or Molizhitian Pusa in China, Marishi-ten in Japan, and ozer Chenma in Tibet.
She is one of the 20 (or 24) Celestials. In Taoism and Chinese folk religion, Marici is known under the epithet Doumu, a name sometimes used by Buddhists.
Marici is usually depicted in one of the following ways:
- As a beautiful woman on an open lotus, the lotus itself sometimes perched on the back of seven sows
- As a ferocious wrathful deity perched on the back of a boar
- Riding a fiery chariot pulled by seven savage boars or sows
- As a multi-armed woman with a different weapon in each hand standing or sitting on the back of a boar
- She has been depicted with one, three, five or six faces and two, six, eight, ten or twelve arms; three eyes; in her many-faced manifestations one of her faces is that of a sow