In the thangka, other deities surround him in a vast setting that depicts the universe. The other seen above him are the Eight Medicine Buddhas, also invoked for prayers of healing from suffering or physical ailments. The Shakyamuni is positioned at the center, above the Medicine Buddha’s head. At the bottom are Manjushri’s the Buddha of wisdom’s emanation, the Dorje Shugden. The White Mahakala, the Buddha of Compassion is also pictured. They are attended by other beings and creatures also featured in the painting. The packed thangka also carries a dominant red palette, which may mean prosperity and good health.
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