Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Thangka > Manjushri Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom
Displaying 1 of 183         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Manjushri Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Manjushri Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Manjushri Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Sold Out

Tibetan Thangka Painting

Size of Painted Surface 14.0" X 19.0"
Size with Brocade 22.0" X 33.5"
Item Code:
$225.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Manjushri Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Verify the characters on the left

You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5859 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
Manjushri is the bodhisattva of transcendental wisdom and knowledge. He is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Manjushri is the Buddhist counterpart of the Brahmanical god Brahma, who is also depicted with a scripture (the Vedas). Manjushri confers knowledge, intelligence, and retentive memory on his worshippers. The position occupied by Manjushri in the Buddhist pantheon is one of the very highest. His mention as a bodhisattva occurs earliest in the Buddhist texts. His worship is widely prevalent among the Buddhists of the Northern Buddhist countries. Manjushri is the patron deity of Nepalese Buddhism and is credited with draining the Kathmandu valley when it was great lake with a blow of his sword. As the totality of transcendent wisdom, Manjushri is identified with primordial Buddha Svayambhunath and is the root teacher of Nepale Buddhist Chakrasamvara practice. Those, who could not form any conception of him according to Tantric rites, attained perfection only by muttering his numerous mantras. Manjushri is believed to have been a wandering ascetic and the Gandavyuha Sutra records the tradition that he came out of Pratishthanakutagraha and accompanied by Bodhisattvas of his status and other divinities, led his journey to Dakshinapatha. Further it is also mentioned in the text about an assembly at Jetavana in which Manjushri, Samantabhadra, five thousand Bodhisattvas and Mahashravakas participated along with Buddha. A Chinese tradition records that Gautama Buddha had informed Manjushri of his duty to turn the wheel of Law for the salvation of the Chinese and choose Panchshira (five-peaked) mountain in Shan-si province in china as his place of manifestation. The association of Manjushri with China is also mentioned in the Svayambhu Purana. The Purana mentioned that Manjushri which was his abode to Svayambhunath kshetra in order to pay his respect to Adi-Buddha who had manifested himself in lake Kalihrada, this is now the Nepal valley. Manjushri erected a temple over the flame of fire and on a hillock nearby he made his own abode, and also a vihara still known as the Manjupattana. Manjushri stayed there sometime and thereafter he returned home. This tradition has led some scholars to propound the view that Manjushri was a historical character.

Aryamanjushri-mulakalpa and Sadhanamala describe a number of distinctive forms of Manjushri for worship and sadhana. The present form of Manjushri is known as Arapachana. Several sadhanas in the Sadhanamala describe this form of Manjushri. In this form he is to be seated in vajraparyankasana with two hands, right hand upraised with wisdom sword and the left with a manuscript, generally held near the chest, but in many manifestations he does not carry the scripture or book against the chest, but holds the stem of a lotus, which bears the book. When he holds manuscript near the chest, he is accompanied by the four divinities, Keshini, Upakeshini, Chandraprabha and Suryaprabha and as the group of five originates from the five syllables, 'A', 'R', 'P', 'C' and 'N', the principal deity is called Arapachana. Each syllable of Arapachana Manjushri's mantra has a symbolic meaning. The symbolism of the letters is explained below:

A is the essence of all Dharma because it is un-produced in the beginning

RA is the head of all Dharma because it is free from defilements

PA is the chief of all Dharma because it expounds ultimate truth

CA is the head of all Dharma because of the no-perception of disease and rebirth

NA is the chief of all Dharma because it is from name (and form). Thus these powerful five syllables, as mentioned above, are personified in the form of Arapachana Manjushri as the highest embodiment of the knowledge of all Buddhas. The ARAPACHANA syllabary is mentioned in early Mahayana sutras, the Lalitavistara, the Gandavyuha, and Prajnaparamita.

In this painting Arapachana Manjushri is seated in vajraparyankasana on moon disk on a lotus flower in clouds. Manjushri has a smiling face and the complexion of his body is gold. Manjushri brandishes a flaming wisdom sword in his right hand, and the left holds a stem of lotus flower which bears the book. His hair is partially up in a knot and partially down on his shoulders. He wears a gold crown and ornaments of a prince with precious gemstones. Moreover he wears a flowing turquoise silk scarf with all-over flowers in gold and red dhoti with all-over stylized designs in gold. Manjushri here also wears a white scarf, tied diagonally in his left shoulder. There is an aureole behind his body with petals and rainbow border and turquoise halo behind his head. Amitabha Buddha is seated in the top centre, while the bottom centre depicts auspicious peaceful offerings. The painting is suitable for sadhana and practices.

This description is by Dr. Shailendra K. Verma. His Doctorate thesis being: "Emergence and Evolution of the Buddha Image (From its inception to 8th century A.D.)".

Click Here to View the Thangka Painting along with its Brocade

Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

(Tibetan Buddhist Deity) Manjushri - Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom
Brass Statue
11 inch x 9.5 inch x 5.0 inch
2.6 kg
Item Code: ZBD68
(Tibetan Buddhist Deities) Manjushri, Green Tara, White Tara, Chenrezig, Vajrasattva, Amitabha and Vajradhara  (Set of 7 Statues)
Brass Statue
8.5 inch x 5.5 inch x 3.5 inch
12.4 kg
Item Code: ZBN13
(Tibetan Buddhist Deity) Manjushri - Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom
Brass Statue with Inlay
14.0 inch x 9.0 inch x 5.5 inch
3.7 kg
Item Code: ZBM50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bodhisattva Manjushri Pendant
Sterling Silver
1.2 inch Height
0.8 inch Width
6 gms
Item Code: LBV51
Add to Cart
Buy Now
(Tibetan Buddhist Deity) Large Size Manjushri - Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom
Brass Statue with Inlay
32 inch x 24 inch x 16 inch
33 kg
Item Code: ZAO83
Tibetan Buddhist Manjushri Mandala
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface 16.0 inch X 18.0 inch
Size with Brocade 25.0 inch X 34.0 inch
Item Code: TY13
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bodhisattva Manjushri - Tibetan Buddhist Yogini
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface 10.0 inch X 14.0 inch
Size with Brocade 23.0 inch X 34.5 inch
Item Code: TX61
Add to Cart
Buy Now
(Tibetan Buddhist Deity) Large Size Manjushri - Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom
Brass Sculpture
39 inch X 25 inch X 15 inch
43.7 kg
Item Code: XO44
The Vastuvidya Sastra ascribed to Manjusri
by E. W. Marasinghe
Hardcover (Edition: 1989)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: IDI152
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ratnagiri (1958-61): Two Volumes (An Old Rare Book)
by Debala Mitra
Hardcover (Edition: 1981)
Archaeological Survey of India
Item Code: NAC296
Add to Cart
Buy Now


Thank you very much for your services. I ordered a Dhanvantari Deity from this site and it came quickly and in good condition. Now Sri Dhanvantari ji is worshipped regularly before seeing each client and in the offering of our medicinal products. Thanks again.
Max, USA
Thank you for shipping my 2 Books! Absolutli a great job in this short time, 3 working days from India to Switzerland it`s fantastic!!! You have won some new clients!
Ruedi, Switzerland
I am overwhelmed with the amount of hard-to-find Hindu scriptural texts that I have been able to locate on the Exotic India website as well as other authentic cultural items from India. I am impressed with your fast and reliable shipping methods.
Lee Scott, USA
Your service is excellent.
Shambhu, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist statues at the best prices and best shipping that I know of.I have bought many statues from them.I am thankful for their online presence.
Michael, USA
Thanks for sharpening our skills with wisdom and sense of humor.The torchbearers of the ancient deity religion are spread around the world and the books of wisdom from India bridges the gap between east and west.
Kaushiki, USA
Thank you for this wonderful New Year sale!
Michael, USA
Many Thanks for all Your superb quality Artworks at unbeatable prices. We have been recommending EI to friends & family for over 5 yrs & will continue to do so fervently. Cheers
Dara, Canada
Thank you for your wonderful selection of books and art work. I am a regular customer and always appreciate the excellent items you offer and your great service.
Lars, USA
Colis bien reçu, emballage excellent et statue conforme aux attentes. Du bon travail, je reviendrai sur votre site !
Alain, France
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India