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Code No.: 63PA2019
Artist: Ritesh Shahi
Date of Birth: 15 March 1989 A.D.
Title: Maha Mantranusarini
Year: 2019
Medium: Mix Media (pencil, poster color and gold)
Size: 29.5 x 21 cm
Size with Frame: 72 x 62 cm
Collector: Sakya Holdings Private Limited, NEPAL
About the Art:

Nature of Artwork: Traditional Buddhist Iconography

Subject: Buddhist Protection Deity, Pancha Raksha

Place of Completion: Kathmandu, Nepal

Pancharaksha, a term in Mahayana Buddhism for five protective spells or dharanis. They are the Maha-Pratisara, for protection against sin, disease and various evils; the Maha-Sahasrapramardini, against evil spirits; the Maha-Mayuri, against snake bite, and also against disease; the Maha Shitavati, against wild animals, insects and the negatively aligned planets; and the Maha Mantranusari, against diseases, These protective spells were once commonly used.

MahaRaksha Mantranusarini is a chant to cure diseases. It is said to have been imparted by Buddha to Ananda near the town of Vaishali. The goddess invoked here is MahaRaksha-Mantranusarini who appears seated on twin peacocks and sports three heads and 12 hands. She is of red complexion.

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