Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)

འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས། 文殊师利菩萨
(item no. 90047)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Nyingma and Uncertain
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Navin Kumar
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Manjushri, Arya (Tibetan: jam pal yang, pag pa).

"Vajra Manjushri with one face and four hands, a saffron complexion, youthful with the marks and examples. The first right hand holds a sword upraised, the first left an utpala blossom, the Prajnaparamita book above; in the lower two an arrow and a bow of method and transcendend knowledge. Adorned with silks, jewels and flower ornaments; various rays of light endlessly shine forth." (Ju Mipam Rinpoche, 1846-1912. Collectected Works, vol. Dhih).

Jeff Watt 6-2001

Related Items
Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Manjushri Main Page
Buddhist Deity: Manjushri, Namasangiti (Painting)
Buddhist Deity: Manjushri, Namasangiti Main Page
Buddhist Deity: Manjushri, Namasangiti (1 Face, 4 Arms)
Collection of Navin Kumar Gallery: Painting