Tibetan traditional painting of Chenrezig art is handpainted on cotton canvas by a Thangka artist from Nepal. Chenrezig is also known as Avalokitesvara. Chenrezig is the most revered of all Bodhisattva embodying the compassion of all Buddhas.
Chenrezig is presented at the center of the painting. 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.
Iconography of Chenrezig
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.