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Manjushri Tibetan Thangka

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An extarordinary handpainted Tibetan thangka. Painted with gold details

10 by 9 inches, unframed, handmade in Kathmandu Nepal

In Tibetan Buddhism, Majuśrī manifests in a number of different Tantric forms. Yamāntaka (meaning 'terminator of Yama i.e. Death') is the wrathful manifestation of Majuśrī, popular within the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Other variations upon his traditional form as Majuśrī include Guhya-Manjusri, Guhya-Manjuvajra, and Manjuswari. The two former appearances are generally accompanied by a shakti deity embracing the main figure, symbolising union of form and spirit, matter and energy.

Jamgon Ju Mipham Gyatso, also known as Mipham the Great, was considered to be a human manifestation of Manjushri.

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