A Manjusri Thangka is a thangka that depicts the bodhisattva Manjusri. Manjusri is considered the embodiment of wisdom and is highly revered in Mahayana Buddhism, particularly in Tibetan Buddhism Manjusri Thangkas are hand-painted with bright colors and intricate details. Every thangka is made with great devotion and reverence to protect and bring good fortune to its owners.
Manjusri Thangkas illustrate Manjusri seated on a lotus throne, brandishing a flaming sword in his right hand and a sutra in his left. This flaming sword is to signify the severing of delusion and ignorance, while the sutra speaks to the Buddhas' teachings and wisdom. Manjusri is often depicted with a bright aura along with a variety of symbols and wise manifestations.
The traditional Tibetan thangka painting of Manjusri is crafted with great attention to detail, featuring vivid colors and exact proportions. Its imagery is intended to represent Manjusri attributes and teachings, providing a source of inspiration for personal meditation, reflection, and reverence.