Shakyamuni Buddha with Manjushri Thangka is a beautiful hand-painted thangka on cotton canvas. The size of this thangka is 60 x 44cm and its weight is 0.1kg. Shakyamuni is known as Gautam buddha.
Shakyamuni Buddha is depicted in a beautiful landscape with clouds, mountains, rivers, and decorated with colorful flowers and other natural elements.
Sakyamuni Buddha is presented at the center of the thangka. Chenrezig is presented at the bottom of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka. Three Tsongkapa is presented at the top of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka. Manjushri is presented in the bottom left corner of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka. Vajrapani is presented in the bottom right corner of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka.
Iconograpy of Shakyamuni Buddha
His left hand is in the lap holding a begging bowl while the right arm is extended across the leg with the fingers touching the earth.
His skin is golden in color, the eyes partially closed and the hair piled with a gold ornament adorning the top of the head.
A dot (bindi or “urna”) between the eyebrows and the earlobes is elongated and pierced. The shoulders are covered with an orange and red robe wrapped around the torso and legs and tied at the waist with a green sash.
Mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha
The mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha is Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha.
Iconography of Manjushri
Manjushri is presented in the bottom left corner of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka. Manjusri sits on the lotus holding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing the realization of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality.
The scripture supported by the Padma held in his left hand is a Prajnaparamita sutra, representing his attainment of ultimate realization from the blossoming of wisdom.
The mantra of Manjushri is Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih .
Iconography of Chenrezig
Chenrezig is presented at the bottom of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka. Chenrezig Tibetan Art 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.
Iconography of Vajrapani
Vajrapani is presented at the right down of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka. Vajrapaṇi is one of the earliest bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism. He is the protector and guide of the Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha’s power.
Vajrapani is pictured dancing wildly within a halo of flames which represents transformation. He holds a vajra (thunderbolt) in his right hand which emphasizes the power to cut through the darkness of delusion. Vajrapani looks wrathful, but as a representation of the enlightened mind. He is completely free from hatred.
Mantra of Vajrapani
The mantra of Vajrapani is om vajrapani hum phat.