Monotone Mandala Of Lord Manjushri

Monotone Mandala Of Lord Manjushri

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Crudely put, a mandala is a map of one’s spiritual makeup. It is a schematic visual representation of the macrocosm and a symbolic image of the microcosm. Derived from the Sanskrt root, the word ‘mandala’ literally means a discoid, but in Vajrayana Buddhism it refers to the closed curve or set of curves unique to each of its deities. The one that you see on this page is the one-of-a-kind Lord Manjushri mandala.

At once recognisable from the sword He wields high above His head, the haloed Lord Manjushri floats about in a sea of silken sashes in the centre of the mandala. He is surrounded by circular rows of long-haired bodhisattvas in the midst of their tapa, their bodies having assumed the finest vrikshanas (asana pertaining to the values of the tree). On the outside of the closed rectilinear curves are the structures of HImalayan temples and ascetics steeped in samadhi (contemplation). The same are interspersed with gentle clouds of an ashen colour, in keeping with the monotone composition.

Note the miniscule, curvaceous lines that make up the ringlets of lotus petals and flames, respectively, surrounding the main mandala of Lord Manjushri. A seductive shade of charcoal makes up the solid-coloured background of the mandala. A snatch of vine laden with lotuses and jewels and leaf, an essential element of traditional Nepalese art, is to be found in each of the four corners of the thangka.

Item Code: TY13
Specifications:
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface 16.0 inch X 18.0 inch
Size with Brocade 25.0 inch X 34.0 inch
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