Manjushri Thangka Painting - Buddha of Wisdom
Manjushri is an important presence in Mahayana sutra, especially the Prajnaparamita sutras (Perfection of Wisdom Sutras), Lotus Sutra, Avatamsaka Sutra. He is attributed with bringing the insight that leads many sentient beings to Enlightenment. In all of Mahayana Buddhism, he is considered the Bodhisattva of Wisdom; in Vajrayana, he is a completely enlightened Buddha. (This is not a contradiction, but rather, a path: the Bodhisattva path leads to Buddha Enlightenment.)
Manjushri is also one of the three “great” Bodhisattvas, along with Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani. Broadly speaking, they represent three critical concepts, or the three virtues of the Buddha:
Manjushri: wisdom and insight (prajna)
Avalokiteshvara: compassion (karuna) featured on the bottom left
Vajrapani: power, strength and protection featured on the bottom right.
Hand painted on cotton canvas by master thangka artists located in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Painted colour has been made by crush stone and vegetable pigments with gold detail.
Cotton canvas art allows to be mounted in western-style frame or set in coloured brocade in traditional style (contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on brocade setting)Dimensions (approximate):
Kindly note: Traditional thangka artists do not sign their name on their completed work.
By not doing so, it is a symbol of humility and reluctance to take any merit for the work that they created. Preferably, the artwork is considered as a tribute to the dharma and the deity they create.
Please be aware of the misconception that thangka art is worth more when signed by the artist.