A thangka painting serves as an aid to teaching, as each detail is filled with meaning and refers to parts of Buddhist philosophy. Enhance your practice with an authentic deity thangka. These inspirational works of art reflect the artist's exact knowledge of the traditional iconography, proportions and measurements used for the deity. Most importantly, thangka art is a valuable meditation tool, as it offers a manifestation of the divine and shows you how to visualize the deity.
An exquisite representation of transcendent wisdom, this hand-painted thangka in cheerful colors depicts the complete Manjushri in its five forms, framed in Tibetan-style cloth brocade of red, gold, and midnight blue.
The middle image of Manjushri (known as Yellow Manjushri) is depicted with a beautiful and youthful face, seated cross-legged on a red petaled lotus-flower throne, attired in princely green silks, and wears ornaments. In the right hand raised above his head, he wields a flaming sword of wisdom symbolizing the cut through of ignorance. In his left hand at his heart level, he holds a sutra on a blooming lotus representing both the source and embodiment of his awakened understanding.
The other four Manjushri are: top left - Green Manjushri, top right - Red Manjushri, bottom left - White Manjushri, bottom right - Blue Manjushri.