Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen
One of Tibet’s greatest scholars, Sakya Pandita, was considered an emanation of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, on Earth. Sakya Pandita stayed at Wutaishan for some time during his trip to the Mongol court in the thirteenth century. At Wutaishan he wrote many famous letters and prayers that extolled the virtues of Manjushri and the mountain which he sent back to Tibet, helping to promote Tibetan interest in the pilgrimage site.
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