About Acintya

About Acintya

Acintya, also Atintya, also Tunggal is the Supreme of Indonesian , especially on the island of Bali. Acintya is equivalent to the metaphysical concept of of Indian Hinduism, and is the Supreme God in wayang theatre. Acintya is also known as Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, also Sanghyang Widi Wasa. All , and existence are believed to be the manifestation of the Acintya in Balinese Hinduism.

Kathmandu, The Land of Bhairava

In popular lore, the of and death, was considered to be the , jury, and executioner in times. Anyone accused of the crime was made to stand before Kaal Bhairava for judgment. Bhairava in the Jatra festival Under sunny skies, huge crowds packed the in to witness the Indra Jatra festival. Among the many dazzling attractions, is a practice of the chariot procession of .
Hand-Painted Bhavachakra Wheel of Life Tibetan Thangka Art

Bhavachakra: Wheel of Life in Tibetan Art

has also termed of becoming or the Bhava . The is the which represents the complex pictures of views of the . Buddhists believe that the existence of the cycle of our life, death, rebirth, and seeks to escape together as a whole. According to , the wheel of life is divided into five or six states or , into which a .

A brief introduction to Black Jambhala featuring Thangka and Statue collections

, Black (: dzam bha la, nag po), a wealthy deity popularized in by Bari and the Kashmiri teacher Shakyashri . is known by in . Kuber is the . Originating in , he appeared from the river’s and passed on the ability to generate to a monarch whose realm was experiencing severe financial troubles at the . He also helps the impoverished and .

All about Applique Thangkas

is Known as göchen in . The Huns of Central were the first to use to decorate saddle blankets. It traveled eastward along the Road, and accepted it as a holy form. Fabric were created in the 15th century utilizing an indigenous applique method. These thangkas, which are lavishly embroidered and appliqued, immediately became popular in Tibet. Because of its excellent materials, durability, suppleness, .

Applique Thangka of Vajrapani

The of is created using hundreds of hand-cut and embroidered pieces of satin and , stitched together with horsetail.  This applique is handmade by following methods of strictly adhering to the proportions of as they are laid down in scripture. About the Applique Vajrapani is revered as the embodiment of power and the keeper of the ’s . He was given the mission of vanquishing .

Appearances and Identifications of Vajrapani

is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of . He is known for carrying a  scepter and being a close attendant to the historical according to the Mahayana . In , Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati – the Lord of Secrets. Different of Vajrapani Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging .
1st Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa Thangka Painting

1st Karmapa Lama – Dusum Kyenpa

Dusum Khyenpa is known as the 1st . Dusum Khyenpa is the founder of the (Kamtsang) branch of the Tradition. Dusum Khyenpa was born in Kham He served as of after and founded the . He is becoming the seat of the incarnate Karmapa . Dusum Khyenpa was the founder of the school and of its three main monasteries: Kampo Nenang Gon in 1164, .
The Vajrakilaya Mantra Banner

The Vajrakilaya Mantra Banner

(Dorje Phurpa), also known as Vajrakumara (Dorje Zhonu, Youthful ), is a wrathful who represents all the action. Vajrakilaya is one of the ’ eight Heruka deities. ’s personal meditational deity is Vajrakilaya. When several hurdles appeared in his path, he engaged in on Vajrakilaya. Who is Vajrakilaya? Vajrakilaya is the Buddha ’s wrathful form. He is distinguished by the fact that he wields the  .

Goddess of Wealth and Abundance – Vasudhara

is named Shiskar Apa in Lahul and Spiti. She is comparable to the in Theravada and Tai folk and Bhumidevi and in . She is also known as Goddess of  and Abundance. Who is Vasudhara? Vasudhara (Tib. Norgyunma), the of money, , and abundance, is a of riches, prosperity, and abundance. She is revered in many Buddhist countries and is depicted in  .

The Amitabha Buddha Mantra Banner

In , a form of East Asian Buddhism, is the most important . Amitabha is distinguished in for his , which attracts Western characteristics such as discernment, pure , and of the aggregates, as well as a deep awareness of the emptiness of all occurrences. Who is ? Amitabha Buddha is also known as Buddha. According to Mahayana , Amitabha Buddha is a celestial buddha. .