Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Arapachana

འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས། 文殊师利菩萨
(item no. 925)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu)
Size 41.28x31.12cm (16.25x12.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.33.2
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Arapachana Manjushri, Orange (Tibetan: a ra pa cha na jam pal yang, mar ser. English: Orange Arapachana the Splendid Melodious Voiced One). The bodhisattva that represents the wisdom of all the buddhas of the ten directions and three times.

Sanskrit: Manjushri Tibetan: Jam pal yang

Jeff Watt 11-2000

Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Wutaishan, Pilgrimage to Five Peak Mountain

Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Manjushri, Arapachana (Main Page)
Subject: Divination & Oracles Page
Buddhist Deity: Manjushri (Popular Forms)
Tradition: Kagyu Deity Paintings
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 9
Buddhist Deity: Manjushri Main Page
Iconography: Peaceful Appearance
Subject: Deity Figures with Books
Iconography: Orthodoxy & Correctness