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Orange Manjushri

Orange Manjushri

Bodhisattva of Wisdom

  • Artist : Chewang Dorje
  • Produced : 2003
  • Type : Giclee Print
  • Category : Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
  • Original Painting Size : 12 x 16.4 inches. (305 x 416 mm)
  • Original Medium : Gouache and gold on cotton

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Format Image SizePaper Size Price Availability  
A5 Mounted 4.9 x 6.6 in.
(124 x 169 mm)
7 x 9 in.
(178 x 228 mm)
A4 Size 7.3 x 9.95 in.
(186 x 253 mm)
8.3 x 11.7 in.
(210 x 297 mm)
A4 Mounted 7.3 x 9.95 in.
(186 x 253 mm)
11 x 14 in.
(279 x 355 mm)
A3 Size 10.7 x 14.6 in.
(261 x 371 mm)
11.7 x 16.5 in.
(297 x 420 mm)

Orange Manjushri :

Manjushri (Tib. Jam-pa), meaning the 'Youthful' is the principal Bodhisattva of Wisdom in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and is also know as Manjugosha (Tib. Jam-yang), meaning the 'Gentle Voiced'. He appears here in his most popular form as Orange Arapacana Manjushri, whose name is derived from the five inner syllables of his mantra: OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH, with DHIH being the syllable from which he is visually generated.

Orange Manjushri is youthful, peaceful and beautiful like a twelve or sixteen-year-old prince, with a sweetly smiling face, two eyes, two arms, and a radiant saffron complexion that shines like refined gold. He sits in vajra-posture upon a white moon disc, multicolored lotus and an ornate golden throne that is supported on each of its four sides by a pair of white lions. He wears five garments of multicolored silks, the eight jeweled golden ornaments of a bodhisattva, and his long black hair is described as being piled up into five wisdom topknots above his five-jeweled crown. These five wisdom topknots of his pristine awareness relate to the five peaks of his heavenly abode at the sacred mountain of Wu-tai Shan in China.

With his right hand he holds aloft a flaming and sky-blue iron sword of pristine-awareness that cuts through the net of misunderstanding. With his left hand he holds the stem of a lotus in front of his heart, which blossoms at the level of his left ear and supports upon its open petals a text on the 'Perfection of Wisdom' (Skt. Prajnaparamita-sutra) in a hundred thousand lines or stanzas. He abides within a beautiful landscape, and placed before his lion-throne are assembled all manner of precious offerings.

© text by Robert Beer