Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Dharmadhatu Vagishvara, Namasangiti

འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས། 文殊师利菩萨
(item no. 59731)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

TBRC: W22003

Interpretation / Description

Dharmadhatu Vagishvara (Tib.: ngag gi wang chug, chi ying dor je): white in colour with four faces and eight hands.

"White Dharmadhatu Vagishvara, with four white faces, eight hands, the first two in the Dharma teaching gesture. The three lower right hold a sword, arrow and vajra. The three lower left, a Prajnaparamita book, bow and bell. With the same ornaments and garments. Seated in the vajrasana [posture]." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

Jeff Watt, 6-2006

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