Chenrezig is meditational diety full of love and compassion and is considered the patron Bodhisattva of Tibet, and his meditation is practiced in all the great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
His mantra is “Om Mani Padme Hum” translated as “The jewel is in the lotus” signifying the indivisibility of compassion and wisdom.
OM MANI PADME HUM is considered to be the universal mantra of Love and Compassion. The mantra is imbued with the grace, compassion, and power of Chenrezig, who himself gathers the grace, compassion, and power of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
This Thangka of Chenrezig is a Handpainted Tibetan Thangka painting on a cotton canvas. The paint used is traditionally derived from the extracts of minerals and vegetable pigments.
Some exquisite thangka paintings are also painted using pure gold dust to give them an extra fine shiny look.
This is a very peaceful Thangka where the God of Compassion, Chenrezig is seated upon a lotus platform along with the worldly vines.
Chenrezig is one-faced and four-armed and sits on a lotus. His two principal hands are joined against his chest forming the Anjali and the other pair holds the conch-shell and jewelry.
Chenrezig is surrounded by Mahakala, Manjushri, Guru Rimpoche, Buddha.