Himalayan Art Resources

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

འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས། 文殊师利菩萨
(item no. 73726)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection John and Berthe Ford
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

TBRC: W22003

Interpretation / Description

Dharmadhatu Vagishvara Manjushri with 219 Deities (Tibetan: jam pal cho ying sung gi wang chug lha nyi gya dang chu gui kyil kor): a complex form of the deity Manjushri, first of the seven principal mandalas from the Manjushri Namasangiti Tantra [TBRC W22003].

(This image was previously misidentified as a Pancha Raksha mandala).

Jeff Watt [updated 2-2018]

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Publications
Publication: Secret Revelation of Tibetan Thangkas

Thematic Sets
Mandala: Masterworks Page
Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA)
Painting Set: Vajravali (Drangti Namkha Palzang)
Buddhist Deity: Manjushri, Dharmadhatu Vagishvara Namasangiti
Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art Masterworks
Buddhist Deity: Manjushri, Dharmadhatu Masterworks