Manjushree- “God of Divine Wisdom” whose worship confers mastery of the Dharma, retentive memory, mental perfection and eloquence. Manjushree is also one of the forms of Bodhisattvas and he symbolizes wisdom.

In Nepal, he is considered as the founder of Nepalese civilization and the creator of Kathmandu Valley. According to tradition, he was a Chinese saint. His intuition told him of the blue flame (symbolizing Adi-Buddha) on a lotus in the big lake of Nepal. He went there to worship, but could not reach because of the water. He cut with his sword the southern wall of the hills. The water of the lake drained to the south. The dry valley became the Kathmandu Valley.

He carries the sword of wisdom and light in his right hand. His left hand will be in teaching gesture. He is also called Manjunghose, Manju Bara, Vajranga, and Vagiswara.


People believe that the worship of Manjushree can confer upon them wisdom, memory, and intelligence.