9 Head Rahula
A thangka is a Tibetan painting that is traditionally used as a support for one’s meditation practice. The imagery depicted in Tibetan paintings is of Rahula thangka which provides a guide for the elaborate visualisations that one does in Tibetan Buddhist practice. In Tibetan homes and monasteries, thangkas are considered sacred objects and are often placed above shrines.
Wrathful deities Thangka are full of wisdom and love and the power to alleviate pain/misery. There are many meditational deities that have both peaceful and wrathful forms.
- Hand Painted
- Master Quality Thangka Painting
- Materials: Semi-Precious Natural Minerals, Pure Gold
- Base: Cotton Canvas
- Origination: Nepal
Rahula is the horrific Nyingma protector deity, wrathful, with nine heads and a giant face on the belly. It is likely that the depiction of this Buddhist protector is a Tibetan creation. In the ancient tradition of Tibetan Buddism(Nyingma) Rahula became popula as a protector of the ‘reveleaved treasure teachings(terma). In Buddhist depictions he is portrayed with the lower body of a coiled serpent spirit and the upper body with four arms , nine heads, adorned with a thousand eyes. In the middle of the stomach is one large wrathful face. The face in the stomach , belly is actually the face and head of Rahula. The nine stacked heads depicted above are the nine planets that Rahula has eclipsed, or rather literally swallowed, eaten and now symbolically appear on top of his own face and insatiable mouth.At the crown of the stack of all the heads is the head of a black raven.
Hand Embroidery Brocade
Want to add a Brocade to your beautiful Thangka Painting? Traditional Style Brocade has been one of the most popular form of mounting as it has a greater religious merit.
100% Cotton Canvas
Preparing the Cotton canvas before starting to paint a Thangka. This process includes washing, drying, stretching, sizing and everything needed to make a perfect base for the thangka to last for centuries.
Thangka Paintings are painted using the natural minerals. These are firstly grind into the powder form and then used in the thangka as a paint.
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