Kalachakra with Vishvamatta
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 Kalachakra 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.
- Hand Painted
- Master Quality Thangka Painting
- Materials: Semi-Precious Natural Minerals, Pure Gold
- Base: Cotton Canvas
- Origination: Nepal
Kalachakra, whose name literally means ‘cycle of time,’ is a Buddha who commands the authority of an enlightened being and has the splendor of a monarch. He has a dark blue hue, three necks– blue, red and white– and four faces with three eyes each. The front face is black and fierce with bared fangs; the right one is red with a lustful expression; the back head is yellow and settled into absorbed concentration, and the left one is white and utterly peaceful.
His hair is bound in a topknot and adorned with a half moon. His hands hold a vajra, a sword, a trident, a curved knife, a triple arrow, a vajra hook, a drum, a bell, a shield, a staff, a skull filled with blood, a bow, a noose, a jewel, a lotus, a conch, a mirror, an iron chain and the four-faced head of Brahma.
His red right leg is outstretched, trampling Kamadeva, deity of desire. Under his white left leg is Rudra the Forceful. Kalachakra embraces his consort Vishvamata, Mother of Diversity, who has a yellow body and four faces: yellow, white, blue and red, each of which has three eyes. She has four arms on each side, which hold a curved knife, an iron hook, a drum, a rosary, a skull, a white lotus, and a jewel. Their embrace represents the union of compassion and wisdom, in the accomplishment of supreme enlightenment.
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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