Manjushri is the embodiment of wisdom. He is the patron of astrology and all esoteric sciences and can be considered an Eastern version of Mercury. In this statue he is shown holding a sword which cuts through delusion and ignorance. His left hand holds the stem of a lotus which blossoms bearing the holy text Prajnaparamita, meaning 'Perfection of Wisdom' symbolising that Manjushri holds the wisdom of the universe. The flaming sword in his right hand shows that he uses this wisdom to cut through the delusions and karmic bondages of the mind. His left hand is in the position of delivering teaching. Manjushri is invoked to confer blessings such a sharp intellect and memory as well as profound wisdom.
His most well known mantra is OM AH RA PA TZA NA DHI.