In Indonesia I am asked to have my photo taken with people much more than anywhere else. This one is at a very small temple (Candi Sambisari) that I don’t think gets many tourists but I think these girls were just waiting (and enjoying talking with each other) to get there photo taken with tourists.
The girls asked the only other tourists there during my time there for photos also. I am wearing my Curious Cat t-shirt in the photo.
Related: Child in Action (too fast for the camera) – Me, with My Walking Stick, Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia – Getting An Early Start Traveling Around the World in Bangkok, Thailand
Tibetan figurine of a wrathful Manjusri, with copper gild, at Shanghai Art Museum. From the Qing dynasty era (1664 to 1911).
Je Tsongkhapa, who founded the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, is said to have received his teachings from visions of Mañjuśrī.
Within Esoteric Buddhism, Mañjuśrī is a meditational deity, and considered a fully enlightened Buddha. In the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism, he is one of the thirteen deities to whom disciples devote themselves. He figures extensively in many Esoteric Buddhist texts such as the Mañjuśrī-mūla-kalpa and the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti.
Related: Buddha Statues, Borobudur Temple, Java, Indonesia – Candi Sewu, Yogyakarta, Indonesia – Egyptian Statue in Front of the The Temple of Dendur at the Met in NYC