Manjushri means “Gentle Glory” in Sanskrit. Scholars have identified Manjushri as the oldest and most significant bodhisattva in Mahayana Literature. 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. He is one of the four great Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism. The Manjushri mantra is “ Om arapacana dhih”. According to Swambhunatha Purana, the Kathmandu valley was once a lake. It was Manjushri who came on a pilgrimage from Wutaishan (Five peaked mountain, China). He saw a lotus flower in the center of the lake, which emitted brilliant radiance. He cut a gorge at Chovar. The lake drained. The place where the lotus settled became the great Swambhunatha stupa and then the valley became habitable.
Material: It is Copper with Gold plaited having turquoise.
Dimension: Around 33 cm Height
Time to make: 2 to 3 months
Weight: 3.3 kg