Manjushree

 

Manjushree -The Buddhist Bodhisattva who stands for wisdom and knowledge, more particularly the knowledge of linguistics and grammar.  With the sword, Manjushree is conceived as eliminating darkness, and with the book, as spreading true knowledge. 

Manjushree Brass Statue 27cm

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His sword cuts through obstacles
and dispels ignorance

Manjushri's right hand holds his sword which dispels ignorance and his left hand holds the stem of a lotus which is in full bloom on his left shoulder. This is a sign of 'pure birth.' With this almost divine color combination, coupled with the youthful gentleness on his face, the sculptor has succeeded eminently in capturing the benign essence of this compassionate bodhisattva.

Measures: 27 high x 15 cms wide

Manjushree Large Brass

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Extra large brass
Manjushree statue

This forty inch high and twenty-six inch wide brass image represents one of the early forms of Manjushri, the Buddhist Bodhisattva who stands for wisdom and knowledge, more particularly the knowledge of linguistics and grammar.
The image of the deity, with its two arms and the book Prajnaparmita, carried over a lotus, pursues initial idiom of Manjushri imagery. In early innovations, Manjushri images had normal two arms, and only rarely four, carrying in one of them a 'khadaga', sword, and in the other the book Prajnaparmita. Sometimes the book was carried over a lotus.

With the sword, Manjushri is conceived as eliminating darkness, and with the book, as spreading true knowledge. 

Made in India with much care and respect by Buddhist craftsmen and women.

Manjushree Smal Brass

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The Compassionate
Bodhisattva

Manjushri's right hand brandishes the sword which dispels ignorance and the other holds the stem of a lotus which finds full bloom on his left shoulder. This is a symbol of auspiciousness and a sign of 'pure birth.' While Manjushri's complete body is achieved in a silver hue, his ornaments are exclusively golden. With this almost divine color combination, coupled with the youthful gentleness on his face, the sculptor has succeeded eminently in capturing the benign essence of this compassionate bodhisattva.

The sword in his hand does not at all impart him a menacing demeanour. Rather, his downcast eyes, framed above by arched eyebrows, and the soft chiselling of his face, all manage to convey a compassion directed towards the viewer.

Measures: 21 x 16 centimetres

Manjushree medium brass

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Sword for cutting
away obstacles

Manjushri's right hand brandishes the sword which dispels ignorance and the other holds the stem of a lotus which finds full bloom on his left shoulder. This is a symbol of auspiciousness and a sign of 'pure birth.' While Manjushri's complete body is achieved in a silver hue, his ornaments are exclusively golden. With this almost divine color combination, coupled with the youthful gentleness on his face, the sculptor has succeeded eminently in capturing the benign essence of this compassionate bodhisattva.

Measures:  34 x 21 centimetres

Manjushree Colourful Resin - Stone

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Cutting away
obstacles

With the sword, Manjushri is conceived as eliminating darkness, and with the book, as spreading true knowledge.

Measures:  20 high x 14 centimetres wide