Shakyamuni Buddha with Vajrapani Painting is a beautiful hand-painted thangka on cotton canvas. Shakyamuni is known as Gautam buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha is depicted in a beautiful landscape with clouds, mountains, and rivers, and decorated with colorful flowers and other natural elements.
Sakyamuni Buddha is presented at the center of the Painting. Manjushree and Vajrapani are shown at the bottom left and bottom right corner of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka. Different Deities are presented at the top of Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka.
Iconography of Shakyamuni Buddha
His left hand is in his 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 Manjushree
Manjushree is presented at the bottom left corner of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the Painting. Manjushree is the Bodhisattva who holds the flaming sword of enlightenment, in 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 Vajrapani
Vajrapani is presented at the bottom right corner of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the painting. 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.
|73 x 52cm
|Cotton Canvas, Natural Color