The Indian Buddhist Iconography

by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya | 1958 | 51,392 words | ISBN-10: 8173053138 | ISBN-13: 9788173053139

This page contains an iconography image of Manjushri Manjukumara and represents figure 88 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 88 - Mañjuśrī Mañjukumāra

Figure 88: Mañjukumāra

Only one Sādhana is assigned to this [Mañjukumāra] form of Mañjuśrī in the Sādhanamālā, which depicts him as three-faced and six- armed, riding on an animal. In his three left hands he carries the Prajñāpāramitā, the Utpala and the bow while the three right show the sword, the arrow, and the Varada pose.

Mañjukumāra is not known either in sculptures or in ancient paintings. Fig. 88 illustrates a drawing from Nepal.

Colour: red;
Vāhana: animal;
Faces: three;
Arms: six;

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