Manjushri represents transcendent wisdom, the mind’s innate capacity to see the true nature of reality. Depicted as a youth, representing purity and innocence, he holds a sword in his right hand, which symbolizes his ability to cut through delusion. In his left hand, he holds a book, the Perfection of Wisdom teachings, which contains the teachings on emptiness.
A thangka is a Tibetan painting that is traditionally used as a support for one’s meditation practice. The imagery depicted in Tibetan paintings provides a guide for the elaborate visualizations that one does in Tibetan Buddhist practice. In Tibetan homes and monasteries, thangkas are considered sacred objects and are often placed above shrines.
Note: This thangka is a sample only. Thangkas of Manjushri are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and prices. $500 is a sample price. The prices range from $250 – $1200. The variety in style includes different color of brocades; the sizes range from 18×24 to 35×57 (outer brocade dimensions); and the painting itself will vary in color, trace of gold, amount of detail in the deity itself and in the background. No thangka is the same, but they are all painted on cotton canvas with water-soluble pigments.
If interested, please contact us with the size, approximate price and any details you may think of. We will then send you several photos of comparable thangkas available from our vendors with all details known, with no obligation to buy. If you decide on one, you may pay then, when the exact thangka and exact postage are known.