The Eighteen Arahants. This thangka painting is centered on Shakyamuni, beneath whom standing his two disciples, Sariputta and Maudgalyayana both holding a khakkhara in one hand and a Buddha bowl in the other. The three are surrounded by the Eighteen Arahants, sixteen arahants with two aryas actually, who were introduced to Tibetan Buddhism from the Han Buddhism as a matter of fact. But the arahants are arranged in an order different from that in the Han belief.
Six-arm Mahākāla. The Sanskrit word “Mahākāla” is equivalent to “Daheitian” in Chinese and Gönpo in Tibetan meaning “guardian”. Having been inherited via many generations, this Buddha is manifested in dozens of transformations including six-arm, four-arm, white body, etc., each of which is highly revered in all the sects of the Tibetan Buddhism.
Manjushri and His Transformations (Colorful thangka). Manjushri is one of the four most well-known bodhisattvas of Buddhism that is associated with supreme wisdom. This thangka painting features an image of Manjushri in the center, surrounded by his transformations in the four corners. The flaming sword the Buddha is holding in his right hand represents cutting down all the ignorant and obscure, while the lotus flower in his left hand symbolizing purity and tranquility.