Saturday, July 30, 2011

The avatar of Manjusri

Regarded as the bodhisattva of transcendent wisdom (Skt. prajñā), Manjusri, in Sanskrit is also referred as “Gentle Glory”. 
The mountain in this picture – Jambeyang (or Yangmaiyong), towering 5,958 meters above sea level, is the holy peak worshipped by Tibetan, the avatar of Manjusri.  I shot this image in Yading, East Tibet on May 25, 2011 - just a few weeks ago, during my expedition over the great Shangri-La.
Jambeyang (or Yangmaiyong) as the south peak 5,958m, - the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, together with east peak Chanadorje (or Xianuoduoji) 5,958m – represents Vajrapani, the Bodhisattva of Wrath and north peak Chenresig (or Xiannairi) 6,032m, the highest of the trio, symbolizes Avalokiteshvara or better known by Chinese as the Guānshìyīn Púsà (觀世音菩薩), the Bodhisattva of Mercy, these three holy peaks dominant the skyline of Yading Nature Reserve and are regarded as the patron saint of the Tibet.
The shot was made with Canon 5DII mounted with EF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6L IS (setting at 100mm), the image is 13,427 X 5,808 pixels, stitched from 8 shots.

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