Shadakshari means six syllabled, the six syllables are 'om ma ni pad me hum' and constitute the famous mantra of this bodhisattva that is constantly chanted by devout Tibetans. The mantra is considered so efficacious that it has been carved on numerous rock faces throughout Tibet. This form of Lokeshvara is considered the patron deity of this mantra.
Although bejeweled and crowned, the bodhisattva is represented as a perfectly poised yogi seated with his legs closely locked in the lotus posture. His lotus-like eyes are slightly open, as if enjoying the supreme bliss of meditation.
An antelope skin is over his left shoulder, with the antelope's head on his left breast.
He has four hands. The principal hands are raised to the chest with the palms enjoined in Namaskar mudra, the gesture of prayer or greeting, and hold a wish-fulfilling gem. The upper right hand displays the rosary, while the corresponding left hand holds the lotus, the distinctive emblem of this bodhisattva.
A very charming portrait, doing ample justice to this youthful and beautiful bodhisattva.
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