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The Tibetan Medical Thangkas

The system of has been practised for over many centuries and is still popular for from different diseases. Tibetian is essentially the combination of : The first is named as “” and here we can find the brief explanation of all possible diseases. It is compared with the seed. The second tantra, named as “Explanatory Tantra” is composed of 31 chapters. It has an of .

Medical Thangka

This painting is a medical thangka. The basic principles of Tibetan medicine were presented in 79 different roll paintings (thangkas). The typical Tibetan herbs are depicted. Each medicinal herb was given a Tibetan name and marked in Tibetan characters. The historical Buddha Siddharta Gautama often referred to himself as a helper against the sufferings of the world and his teachings were the healing medicine. Understandably, the transference led him to be regarded as a physician for .

Medical Thangka Anatomy

It is one of the many Tibetan medical thangkas that show medical illustrations. These educational tables were used as illustrations of a medical text ("The Four Tantras") that originated in the 9th century on the basis of Indian and Chinese sources. As a kind of illustrated encyclopedia, these pictures are still used in the traditional Tibetan medical education. The illustrations show an extensive spectrum of the medicine at that .

Top 10 Composition of Pigments in the Tibetan paintings

The application of colour to the involved two main steps first, filling in the areas of different base colours, and second, the subsequent and outlining of those areas. To these steps there corresponded the two essentially different types of paint in the palette Mineral (rdo tshon and sa tshon) and The organic dyes or lakes (tshos) The mineral pigments had to be mixed with a before being applied .