Shakyamuni buddha ritual thangka from Nepal is buddhist handmade thangka with dimension 76*55 cm. It is hand painted on cotton canvas in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Shakyamuni buddha is depicted at the center of thangka. Amitabha buddha is presented at the top of Shakyamuni buddha in the thangka. Two standing gods is presented at the bottom left and bottom right corner of Shakyamuni buddha in the thangka.
|Size||76 x 55 cm|
|Material||Cotton Canvas and Mineral Color|
Mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha
The mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha is Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha.
Iconography of Shakyamuni Buddha
His left hand is in his lap holding a begging bowl while the right arm is extended across the leg with the fingers touching the earth.
His skin is golden in color, the eyes partially closed and the hair piled with a gold ornament adorning the top of the head.
A dot (bindi or “urna”) between the eyebrows and the earlobes is elongated and pierced. The shoulders are covered with an orange and red robe wrapped around the torso and legs and tied at the waist with a green sash.
Iconography of Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha buddha is presented at the top of Shakyamuni buddha in the thangka. Amitabha is head of the Lotus Family, one of the oldest & significant of the Five Buddha Families. This family represents love, purity, compassion & peace. Amitabha Pure land is a place of infinite bliss & boundless light.
Amitabha Buddha is also one of the five Tathagatas representing the wisdom Amitabha Buddha is also one of the five Tathagatas representing the wisdom of discriminating awareness. Amitabha Buddha is red in color. He is represented in the stupa facing to the west. He rides on a peacock symbolizing that he can take away the suffering of others just as the peacock eats poisonous plants and yet his tail shines forth.
Mantra of Amitabha Buddha
The mantra of Amitabha Buddha is Om Ami dewa hr.