Vajrapani with Manjushree

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Vajrapani with Manjushree is handpainted on cotton canvas by a Thangka artist from Nepal. Vajrapani is one of the earliest bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism.

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Vajrapani with Manjushree is handpainted on cotton canvas by a Thangka artist from Nepal. Vajrapani 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 presented at the center of the thangka. Manjushree is presented at the right-down corner of the Vajrapani in the thangka. Chenrezig is presented at the left-down corner of the Vajrapani in the thangka.

Iconography of Vajrapani

Vajrapani is presented at the center of 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 Vajrapabi is om vajrapani hum phat.

Iconography of Chenrezig

Chenrezig is presented at the left-down corner of the Vajrapani 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 Manjushree

Manjushree is presented at the right-down corner of the Vajrapani in the thangka. Manjushree is the Bodhisattva who holds the flaming sword of enlightenment, by 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.

 

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Weight 0,1 kg
Dimensions 38 × 50 cm

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