Thursday, April 22, 2010

Manjushree

Picture of Manjushree
Manjushree-“God of Divine Wisdom”,whose worship confers mastery of the Dharma, retentive memory,mental perfection and eloquence. Manjushree is also one of the form of Bodhisatwas and he symbolizes wisdom. In Nepal he is considered as the founder of Nepalese civilization and the creator of Katmandu Valley. According to the tradition he was a Chinese Saint. His intuition told him of the blue flame (symbolizing Adibuddha or Swayambhu) on a lotus in the big lake of Nepal. He went there to offer worship, but could not reach because of the water. He cut with his sword the southern wall of the hills. The water became the Katmandu Valley. He carries the sword of wisdom and light in his right hand and Prajnaparmita manuscript “the book of Divine Wisdom” on his left on the lotus blossom.