Traditional Shakyamuni Buddha painting art is a beautiful hand-painted thangka on cotton canvas. Shakyamuni is known as Gautam buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha is depicted in a beautiful landscape with clouds, mountains, rivers, and decorated with colorful flowers and other natural elements.
Shakyamuni is depicted at the center of the painting. Two standing gods are presented at the bottom left and bottom right corner of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka. Amitabha Buddha is presented at the top of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the thangka.
Iconography of Shakyamuni
His left hand is in the 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.
Mantra of Shakyamuni
The mantra of Shakyamuni is Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha.