This Thangka painting was traditionally used as teaching aid to show the seven major Chakras of the human form according to the Kundalini Yoga.
Chakra Cosmic Thanka is also called as Kundalini Thanka.
Finely painted thangka with the 7 chakras of the human body. With various color patterns and symbolism, standing on a lotus flower with white/golden lettering in the background with specific instruction. Thanka shows the various energy channels open and in perfect harmony at the stage of enlightenment. Buddha Enlightened, experiencing Universal Consciousness, we can sense the flow of his energy as he channels the pure knowledge of the Awakened mind. The enlightened one resting upon a lotus as a symbol of their purity of body, mind, and speech. He stands upon two golden fish on a lotus flower amid the Windhorse, which is an allegory for the human spirit, analogous to Qi or, the life force.
The painting depicts many of the body’s chakra energy points including the central seven chakras and the Kundalini energy, shown as a coiled snake, waiting to spring upwards irresistibly through the energy channels. His hands are open in meditation to channeling vibrational energy in the graceful gesture of charity known as the Varada mudra and he is wearing a simple yet vibrantly patterned dhoti or robe around his lower body.
The Buddhas yogic subtle nervous system is open and flowing with kundalini energy which flows like a cool wind through the bodies seven chakras with irresistible force. The upper-most Sahasrara chakra is open, displaying it’s symbolic 1000 petal lotus form, connected by the three energy channels which flow between the system of chakras when Awakened and having reached complete enlightenment or Buddhahood.
The Chakra system consists of seven main chakras which rise from the base of the spine up to the top of the head. These are known as – (from the base chakra upwards): Mooladhara, Swadhisthana, Nabhi, Anahat, Vishuddhi, Agnya, Sahasrara.
The black background is symbolic of the tantric mysticism contained in the knowledge behind enlightenment, the painting reveals the sense of the energy and joy experienced through the achievement of spiritual ascent.