High Quality 16.5"High Manjushree Statue Seated on Wooden Throne
This is a High quality 16.5 Inches High Copper Statue of Manjushree, seated on intricately carved wooden throne. The statue is handmade in a traditional way. The artist who made this statue is now a forth generation statue maker and is extremely talented which can be seen in the fine, intricate and smooth details of the statue. The statue has a perfect details with perfect expressions.
Here Manjushri is depicted as a male Bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing the realization of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality. The scripture supported by the Padma (lotus) held in his left hand is a Prajnaparamita sutra, representing his attainment of ultimate realization from the blossoming of wisdom. Manjushree is here seated on a single padma(Lotus) on a wooden throne.
According to Swayambhu Purana, the Kathmandu Valley was once a lake. It is believed that Manjushri saw a lotus flower in the center of the lake and cut a gorge at Chovar to allow the lake to drain. The place where the lotus flower settled became Swayambhunath Stupa and the valley thus became habitable.
Size: 16.5" H