The Indian Buddhist Iconography

by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya | 1958 | ISBN-10: 8173053138 | ISBN-13: 9788173053139

This page contains an iconography image of Manjushri Namasangiti and represents figure 79-80 of the book Indian Buddhist Iconography, based on extracts of the Sadhanamala English translation. These plates and illustrations represent either photographs of sculptures or line-drawing reproductions of paintings or other representations of Buddhist artwork.

Figure 79-80 - Mañjuśrī Nāmasaṅgīti

Figure 79: Nāmasaṅgīti
Figure 80: Nāmasaṅgīti (Peiping)

This form of Mañjuśrī with the effigy of the Dhyāni Buddha Akṣobhya on the crown is known as Nāmasaṅgīti Mañjuśrī, to whom only one Sādhana in the Sādhanamālā is assigned In this Sādhana he is described as three-faced and four-armed, and as bearing the image of Akṣobhya on the crown. The first or the principal face is red, the second blue and the third white. Of his four hands, the first pair holds the bow and the arrow and the second the book and the sword. He sits in the Vajraparyaṅka attitude on the lotus.

Rare are the images of this [Nāmasaṅgīti] form of Mañjuśrī Fig. 79 illustrates a Nepalese drawing of the deity. Nāmasaṅgīti Mañjuśrī is known in China. Fig. 80 illustrateshis statuette in China.

Colour: reddish white;
Āsana: vajraparyaṅka;
Faces: three;
Arms: four;