Thangka painting, depicting Shakyamuni Buddha, is an exquisite piece of art that exudes elegance and eccentricity. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this Tibetan Thangka can also aid in meditation, promoting spiritual and emotional healing, while attracting the benevolent energy of Tibetan Buddhist art.
This exquisite Thangka painting portrays Shakyamuni Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist tradition, who was born in 563 BCE in Nepal. The term 'Buddha' in ancient Sanskrit signifies 'having become awoken,' denoting the attainment of supreme awareness. The serene and sublime image of Gautama Buddha embodies the compassionate understanding of an awakened, illuminated mind.
Siddhartha, a prince, abandoned his royal life at 29 to embrace the life of a religious wanderer and seek spiritual awakening. After six strenuous years of extreme ascetic practices, he eventually gained profound insight into the true nature of reality (Dharma) and achieved complete enlightenment at 35. This transformative moment is illustrated in the Thangka through the Bhumisparshana Mudra, with the Buddha's right hand reaching downward, calling upon the Earth as his witness.
As the Buddhist Sutras recount, the sun and moon stood still, and all creatures of the world came to pay homage to the Supreme One who had transcended the boundaries of egocentric existence. This remarkable Thangka painting commemorates the profound spiritual journey of Shakyamuni Buddha, a testament to the power of perseverance and wisdom.
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Shakyamuni Buddha Thangka | Made by Lama
- Limited Edition
- Dimensions: 65 x 50 cm (24.8" x 17.3" inches)
- Materials: 24 Carat Gold; Precious & Semi-Precious Natural Minerals mixed with Hide Glue
- Canvas: Organic Cotton
- Origin: Nepal