Thangka painting depicts Kalachakra mandala. Tibetan mandala (literally a "circle") is a symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism, representing the Universe. Structurally, the Square (Stupa) is circled by circles of fire, earth, wind, water, wisdom and space, symbolising cosmic and psychic order. Mandalas hold spiritual significance and make artistic appearances in cultures & philosophies across the globe. The famed Swiss psychiatrist, Dr. Carl Jung, used mandala in his work with clients. He felt when concentrated upon, mandala can bring up deeper human consciousness, which helped the client to receive revelation about the true potential and awareness of the self.
Mandalas use sacred geometry to create perfect geometrical shapes and aesthetic looks, which can help create a sacred space at home. There are a lot of philosophies and studies about the flow and movement of energy within a space and how to guide it to offer the best benefits to the person. Among them, there is Feng Shui which is an ancient Chinese science of harmony and prosperous living. It suggests that one of the best ways to eliminate negative and enhance positive energies around us is to keep art with the positive image and meaning. Mandala's harmonious structure is an iconic choice for interior design.
This thangka is handpainted by Lama. Lama is a title officially extended only to the few dozen Tibetan Buddhist monks who have achieved the highest level of spiritual development. Lamas are considered to be the highest quality thangka painters and create art exclusively with 24 Carat Gold and Sterling Silver. Before being "released to the world" these paintings are prayed upon by a Lama and the whole temple, bestowing them with blessings and positive energy. Some people believe that a painting made by a lama can bring good fortune because lama leaves part of his energy in the painting. It is said that even looking upon such a painting will place a positive imprint within one's mind resulting in future happiness. Frequently, these paintings have special protective blessings inscribed at the back of them.
Kalachakra Mandala - Lama Painted
- This Artwork is Unique
- Dimensions: 50 x 50 cm (19.7" x 19.7" inches)
- Materials: 24 Carat Gold; Precious & Semi-Precious Natural Minerals mixed with Hide Glue
- Canvas: Organic Cotton
- Origin: Nepal