Antique Tibetan Manjushree Tsa Tsa

Antique Tibetan Manjushree  Tsa Tsa
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Rarely found, antique Tibetan Tsa Tsa made of brass with original natural brown leather pouch. Beautiful details with little wear. His facial expression is kind and peaceful, he is holding a mudra in the left and the right hand (not seen) is holding a sword up high. Underneath the leather hides a ring of flames/pattern in a semi circle surrounding him, in traditional Tibetan style. Since the Tsa Tsa is stitched in, I cannot photograph it for you. Near mint condition, with slight buffing on high points of face and hand, see photos, great condition for the age. A beautiful piece to create an altar in your home with, or for your place of healing. Can also carry as a protective amulet for your travels. Size: 4" high x 3.25"wide x .365" deep. I believe the statue is at least 80-110+ years old. Purchased from an estate sale. Manjushree - "God of Divine Wisdom"' whose worship confers mastery of the Dharma, retentive memory, mental perfection and eloquence. Manjushree is also one of the forms of Bodhisatwas and he symbolize wisdom. In Nepal, he is considered as the founder of Nepalese civilization and the creator of Kathmandu 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 a 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 of the lake drained to the south. The dry valley became the Kathmandu Valley. He carries the sword of wisdom and light is his right hand and Prajnaparmita manuscript "the book of Divine Wisdom" on his left on the lotus blossom. His left hand will be in teaching gesture (Jnan Mudra). He is also called Manjughose, Manju Bara, Vajranga and Vagiswara. People believe that the worship of Manjushree can confer upon them wisdom, memory, intelligence etc. (SOURCE: Manjusri is a bodhisattva associated with transcendent wisdom. The Sanskrit name Mañju?r? can be translated as "Gentle Glory". A mantra commonly associated with Mañju?r? is the following: "o? a ra pa ca na dh??" Tibetan pronunication is slightly different and so the Tibetan characters read: o? a ra pa tsa na dh?? (Tibetan: ?????????????????; Wylie: om a ra pa tsa na d+hIH) [6] (Skt. o? arapacana dh??) This mantra is believed to enhance wisdom and improve one's skills in debating, memory, writing, and other literary abilities. "Dh??" is the seed syllable of the mantra and is chanted with greater emphasis (SOURCE: Wikipedia)

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