is the embodiment of wisdom and compassion. Depicted riding a lion, symbolizing
fearlessness, Manjushri wields a sword of wisdom, cutting through ignorance. Celebrated
during the vibrant Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, devotees honor him for
his insight and intellect.
His importance lies
in guiding practitioners toward enlightenment through the pursuit of knowledge.
Newari communities view Manjushri as a patron of arts, culture, and learning,
influencing various aspects of their lives. The Simhavahana aspect, with the
lion as his mount, accentuates his majestic and powerful presence, representing
the triumph of wisdom over ignorance.
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