Kalachakra Thangka Mandala


Kalachakra thangka mandala is handpainted by Mandala artists in Kathmandu Nepal. It is handpainted on cotton canvas.


The Kalachakra deity and his entourage of deities surround him in the Kalachakra Mandala, which represents the components of a single individual person in the purified form of a fully enlightened human. The Sanskrit words “Kala” and “chakra” signify time and cycle, respectively. The name alludes to the Buddhist and Hindu cosmologies’ cyclical aspect of time.

Kalachakra is a four-faced, black-skinned god with twenty-four arms and twelve faces. He is the personification of time, which is reflected in his name. This Kalachakra Mandala depicts an authentic castle that reflects five aspects:

  • Enlightened body
  • Enlightened speech
  • Enlightened mind
  • Enlightened wisdom
  • Enlightened bliss

The palace is surrounded by four elemental rings as well as two outer rings and when all of these elements are put together, it forms a microcosm of the universe. Inside out, they symbolize:

  • Water
  • Fire
  • Wind
  • Earth
  • Wisdom and Space

Additional information

Weight 0,1 kg
Dimensions 30 × 30 cm


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