Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism and is known as the Bodhisattva of Great Wisdom. The Sanskrit name of Manjushri is "Prajna" which means "gentle glory", "He who is noble and gentle", "gentle glory", "Wonderful Auspicious", etc. Manjushri is one of the famous Bodhisattvas who has been highly respected in Chinese, Esoteric, and Tibetan Buddhism, and so on.
Manjushri is depicted as a male Bodhisattva with this right hand wielding a flaming sword "Vajra Sword of Discriminating Light" representing the sharpness of Prajna, and his left hand brandishing a beautiful blue lotus flower in full bloom. The Vajra Sword of Light or Discriminating Wisdom is believed to cut through ignorance and tangles of conceptual views. This sword also represents the light of transformation when the sword is on fire. The magnificent lotus flower is believed to support the Prajnaparamita Sutra (Great Wisdom Sutra) and contains the essence of the great Wisdom of Lord Buddha.