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Shakyamuni buddha Thangka

All you need to know about the types of Thangka Paintings

The origin of or may be attributed to the Nepalese responsible for creating a number of special metal and wall- as well as in . Realizing the great demand for icons in Tibet, these artists, along with and traders, took with them from not only metal sculptures but also a number of manuscripts. To better fulfill the ever-increasing demand Nepalese artists .

Explaining Ancient Sridevi (Dudsolma)

Shri is not one entity or personality. Depending on the form of Shri Devi she could be a wrathful emanation of a number of different deities such as Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo is the wrathful form of Sarasvati. Some of Shri Devi with four arms such as Dudusolma are the wrathful form of Shri . There are dozens of different variations and forms of Shri Devi. Shri Devi wrathful with one face .
Sakyamuni Buddha with the 35 Buddhas of confession

Explaining Sakyamuni Buddha with the 35 Buddhas of confession

The are known from the of the Three Heaps,popular in . Sakyamuni is together with the two principal students, and standing at the sides, while surrounded by the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas. The life of Sakyamuni Buddha In this section, we are going to talk about the life of Sakyamuni Buddha, after the short etymological description of the word Sakyamuni Buddha itself, we will learn  .
5 forms of Manjushri

Depicting 5 Forms of Manjushri Thangka

Wutaishan Mountain in is considered special for the deity/. According to oral and Chinese literature, it was who first talked about the five different of . 5 forms of are represented on each of the five peaks: central and four directions. The Five Manjushri forms are not depicted in a consistent manner. There are many iconographic differences appearing between the various be they central .

Atiśa Thangka Painting from Mid 12th century

This of is from the early to mid-12th century and features extensive inscriptions on the reverse side. was the of in northern , one of the maha that granted the learned degree of Pandita, here indicated by his yellow hat. In 1042, he traveled to at the invitation of the western Yeshe ‘Od to help purify practices there. Atisha’s authority was rooted in .
Nyingma refuge tree - Longchen Nyingtik Lineage

Nyingma Lineage tree thangka with explanation chart

The subject depicted in this is called Guruparampara, a “Line of Teachers.” It depicts the family tree of lineage, as it were, and its function is to indicate a line of descent. The meaning of this presentation is to show a refuge for believers. It creates a kind of structure with a number of deities and teachers in whom devotees take refuge, because they will help believers in the course of their .
Pehar Gyelpo

Depicting the Pehar Gyalpo with 3 Geluk Masters

According to myth, Gyalpo Pehar ( : རྒྱལ་པོ་དཔེ་ཧར ) is a spirit belonging to the gyalpo class. When arrived in in the eighth century, he subdued all and put them under control of Gyalpo Pehar, who promised not to harm any sentient beings and was made the chief guardian spirit of during the reign of Trisong Deutsen. The protector deity is depicted with three Geluk .
Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge

Depicting the Painting of Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge

This is mid-20th-century of Machik Labdron and the Chod refuge field displaying teachers and deities. Painting Chart N°1  Asaṅga was “one of the most important spiritual figures” of and the “founder of the Yogacara school”. Traditionally, he and his half-brother are regarded as the major classical Indian exponents of Mahayana , Vijñanavada (awareness only) thought and Mahayana on path. N°2 The lineage of .

Determining the Quality of Tibetan Thangkas

There are three general skill levels of painters are hobbyist, professionals, and .  You can find out  the skill of the by looking closely at the lines, such as those used to make waves, clouds, and the faces of people, , , and . The finer and clearer the lines, the greater the skill involved. A thangka painted by a master will cost more than one painted by a professional. The student .
Shakyamuni with Geluk Masters

Depicting the Painting of Shakyamuni with Geluk Masters

This 18th-century depicts with primordial , and , and Geluk . Painting Chart N°1 Maitreya Maitreya is regarded as a future Buddha of this world in eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the and Sutra, he is referred to as Ajita. According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on in the future, achieve complete , .