King Narendra Deva along with the tantric priest, Bandudatta and a local farmer, Lalit travelled all the way to Assam, to bring Padmapani Lokeshwar to Kathmandu but since they faced a lot of "sankat" (dangers) along the way, the priest Bandudatta summoned Sankata, the "deity who removes dangers".
In ancientNepal, stories about gods and goddesses have existed from the beginning of time and they were an important part of everyday life.
They elaborated everything from .
According to The Brief History of Tibetans, there was a record of engagement of carpenters to build the JokhangTemple and Ramoche Temple in 6BC. Through thousands of years’ handworks of the people, Tibetan furniture has become a unique style, which bears artistic shapes, rich colors, and delicate craft. Tibetan Furniture is one of the greatest treasure which dates 1500 years back.
Tibetan Furniture is mostly made up of pine and Himalayan softwoods i.e. Elm, .
Tibetan carpet making is one of the traditionalancient crafts. Those carpets are traditionally made from Tibetan Highland sheep’s wool called changpen. Tibetan carpets, on were first used for secular, utilitarian purposes, and therefore allowed for a greater range of artistic expression. For hundreds of years, Tibetans have used carpets for decorative and functional purposes, drawing upon geometric patterns, auspicious symbols, real and mythical animals, and natural imagery to create beautiful, colorful designs and .
Vanavasin the Elder is the 3rd arhat from the set of 16 great arhats. Vanavasin is also known as presides over the Seven Leaves Mountain with four hundred disciples.
The life of the Vanavasin
In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Vanavasin. And after, we will learn about the short etymological description of the word Vanavasin itself.
Etymology of Vanavasin
Vanavasin is known as Pag pa Ne ten, nag la Ne in Tibet. .
The brushes (pir) used by our main informants consisted of a brush tip of fine animal hairs attached to the pointed tip of a characteristic type of wooden handle. Brushes constructed in this manner contrast sharply with the Chinese style of paintbrush used throughout East Asia. The latter was usually made by bundling the brush hairs together and inserting them as a plug into a hollow-ended handle. Although many Tibetan artists were familiar with .
Steps for Preparing a Thanka Painting
The painters of Tibet pursued their art in an orderly and systematic I way. When creating thangkascroll paintings they proceeded through six clearly defined steps:
The first step was the preparation of the painting surface.
Second, came the establishment of a design on that surface by means of a sketch or transfer.
The third step involved laying down the initial coats of paint, and that was followed by .
Handcrafts are the specialty of the Himalayan people. They spend most time of their day making different types of handcrafted products out of stone, wood, wools, paintings and many more.
Stone Crafts in Nepal dates back to at least two thousand years. Different earpieces, armlets, bracelets, anklets, styles of halos, folds of garments, manners of the sash, and many others are the distinguishing features that classify the variety of artforms found in stone sculptures.