24K Gold Gilded Traditional Buddhist Art, Manjushri Statue
The Manjushri statue is Buddhist art made traditionally by Kathmandu artists. It is gilded in 24k gold. His right hand holds the sword of the wisdom of emptiness to destroy ignorance, the root cause of the sufferings. His left hand has a lotus flower stem on which the book of transcendental knowledge is placed. He is adorned with rich and precious ornaments and a Bodhisattva wreath on his black hair with two buns. His body is draped in highly patterned silk, and his face is calm.
Size: 9"/23 cm (Height) x 7.8"/20 cm (Base)
Weight: 2.68 kg
Materials: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Precious Corals, and Torquoise
According to one tradition, he attained perfect enlightenment a long time back. He purposefully descended into the world as a Bodhisattva for the welfare of all sentient beings. He was one of the eight chief disciples of Lord Shakyamuni who used to raise questions concerning the emptiness for the benefit of other listeners. The Buddhists believe that he is the sole deity of wisdom who blesses the devotees to sharpen their memory and intellect. As a result, a devotee can penetrate the vast and profound meanings of the Buddha's teachings. Without the blessings of Mañjuśri, nobody can develop the realization of emptiness.