In this piece of Thangka, the Four Armed Guanyin Bodhisattva sits upright over the Lotus throne. The two hands gently clasped in front of the chest symbolises the ability to fulfil the hopes of all sentient beings.
The right hand holding the string of pearls signifies the endless wish to salvage and help all sentient beings.
The left hand holding an eight petal lotus flower signify peace with no worries.
Dressed in heavenly flow gown decked with jewellery and gems, Guanyin Bodhisattva sits in a Vajra cross-legged position portraying a firm and stable meditative state. Seated upright on the crescent-shaped pedestal symbolises her compassionate and esoteric dharma powers. A lotus flower, a symbol of peace, embrace the pedestal. The offerings at the front display all kinds of treasures and rare jewels. Fresh flowers and auspicious clouds surround the image. The Buddha, Bodhisattvas, celestial dragons and dharma protectors of all forms and shapes gathered happily around Guanyin Bodhisattva, looking dignified and grand, with Bodhi enlightened hearts in unison. They are always ready to salvage and save all sentient beings from their sufferings.
The most outstanding feature of the artwork is the fluidity in the painting with many intricate lively details. Little but appropriate use of colors indicated the artists’ clear intent to render a hint of mysterious yet divine feel to it. The whole Thangka emits a light golden auspicious and splendid aura which is the artists’ intention to illustrate blessings from all heavenly beings. Whoever has the opportunity to appreciate the Thangka with gratitude will be able to sense and receive all the blessings of the Buddha and all Bodhisattvas