THANGKA, variously spelt as thangka, tangka, thanka, or tanka (Nepali pronunciation: [ˈt̪ʰaŋka]; Tibetan: ཐང་ཀ་; Nepal Bhasa: पौभा), is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala.
Thangka serve as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas. Tangkas hang on or beside altars, and may be hung in the bedrooms or offices of monks and other devotees.
Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat in the style of Chinese scroll paintings, with a further silk cover on the front for protection.
EXQUISITE HANDICRAFTS- Gandhanra hand drawing Tangka are unparalleled in beauty and quality.There are 14 typs and 3 sizes, contains the most important buddha statues and narrative scenes of Tibetan Buddhism,the size is 12.6"-35.5", suitable for different environments. Great Decorative for Yoga or Meditation Rooms.
Material: cloth, silk, gold thread
Embroidery: brocade embroidery
Size & Weight
Small:32cm * 21cm (about 12.6" * 8.3")
Weight 180g (about 6.5oz)
Medium:65cm * 48cm (about 25.6" * 18.9")
Weight 240g (about 8.5oz)
Large: 90cm * 65cm (about 35.5" * 25.6")
Weight 390g (about 13.8oz)
You'll get 1* Painting as pictures shown
14 Types and 3 Sizes for Choose
The 21 Taras:In Tibetan Buddhism, Tãrã came into existence from a single tear shed by Avalokiteśvara.When the tear fell to the ground it created a lake, and a lotus opening in the lake revealed Tara.
In another version of this story, Tara emerges from the heart of Avalokiteśvara.
In either version, it is Avalokiteśvara's outpouring of compassion which manifests Tãrã as a being.- a female deity associated with compassion and enlightened activity. There are 21 forms of Tara.
White Tara:'She who Liberates' - a female deity associated with compassion and enlightened activity.Tara appears as a female bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism, and as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. She is known as the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. She is known as Tara Bosatsu (多羅菩薩) in Japan and China.Tara, white and victorious,White Tārā, (Sitatārā) with two arms seated on a white lotus and with eyes on her hand and feet, as well as a third eye on her forehead (thus she is also known as "Seven eyed"). She is known for compassion, long life, healing and serenity. Also known as The Wish-fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra.
Green Tara:Green Tara(Skt. Śyāmatārā; Tib. སྒྲོལ་ལྗང་, ) -who is associated mainly with protection, most textual sources seem to agree that this is the main form of Tara and the source of all her other manifestations.
In general it is said that Green Tara is the mother of all bodhisattvas, and that she loves all sentient beings just as a mother would. But more specifically, she's connected with enlightened activity.
Vaisravana - Buddha of Purification
Yellow Jambhala- Buddha of Wealth:Jambhala is the God of Wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel Family (see Ratnasambhava). He is sometimes equated with the Hindu deity Kubera. Jambhala is also believed to be an emanation of Avalokitesvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. There are five different wealth Jambhalas; each has his own practice and mantra to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability.
There are a number of different forms and traditions of the wealth deity Jambhala. He is found in five principal colours: yellow, black, white, green and red. The most common are the yellow and black.
Pure Land:(Sanskrit: literally "Land of Bliss" or "Pure Land of Bliss"; often translated as "Pure Land") in the Pure Land schools of Mahayana Buddhism, the Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha, described in the Pure Land sutras. It is expressively described as being a joyous world, soft and glowing, filled with the music of birds and the tinkling of trees adorned with precious jewels and garlands of golden bells.
Amitabha sits on a lotus in the midst of a terraced pond, attended by the bodhisattvas ("buddhas-to-be") Avalokiteshvara and Mahasthamaprapta. The newly dead enter into lotus buds, which unfold when the occupants have become entirely purified and have attained enlightenment.
Lotus born -Guru Rinpoche:Padmasambhava means 'Lotus-born', which refers to Guru Rinpoche's birth from a lotus in the land of Oddiyana. Guru Rinpoche, the 'Precious Master', is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time.
Whereas Buddha is known primarily for having taught the teachings of the sutra vehicle, Padmasambhava came into this world, and to Tibet in particular, in order to teach the tantras.
While Buddha Shakyamuni exemplifies the buddha principle, the most important element in the sutrayana path, Padmasambhava personifies the guru principle, the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism, and he is therefore known as the 'second Buddha' (Tib. སངས་རྒྱས་གཉིས་པ་, sangyé nyipa).
Thousand Arms Padmapani- Buddha of Compassion:Thousand-armed Avalokiteśvara
One prominent Buddhist story tells of Avalokiteśvara vowing never to rest until he had freed all sentient beings from saṃsāra. Despite strenuous effort, he realizes that many unhappy beings were yet to be saved. After struggling to comprehend the needs of so many, his head splits into eleven pieces. Amitābha, seeing his plight, gives him eleven heads with which to hear the cries of the suffering. Upon hearing these cries and comprehending them, Avalokiteśvara tries to reach out to all those who needed aid, but found that his two arms shattered into pieces. Once more, Amitābha comes to his aid and invests him with a thousand arms with which to aid the suffering multitudes.
Four Arms Padmapani-Buddha of Compassion:Avalokiteśvara is an important deity in Tibetan Buddhism. He is regarded in the Vajrayana teachings as a Buddha.Avalokitesvara or Padmapani is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. This bodhisattva is variably depicted, described and portrayed in different cultures as either male or female.
Manjushri-Buddha of Wisdom:Mañjuśrī is a bodhisattva associated with prajñā (insight) in Mahāyāna Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, he is also a yidam. His name means "Gentle Glory" in Sanskrit.Mañjuśrī is depicted as a male bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing the realization of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality. The scripture supported by the padma (lotus) held in his left hand is a Prajñāpāramitā sūtra, representing his attainment of ultimate realization from the blossoming of wisdom.Mañjuśrī is often depicted as riding on a blue lion or sitting on the skin of a lion. This represents the use of wisdom to tame the mind, which is compared to riding or subduing a ferocious lion.
Buddha of Medicine:Bhaiṣajyaguru is commonly referred to as the "Medicine Buddha", he is described as a doctor who cures dukkha (suffering) using the medicine of his teachings.Bhaiṣajyaguru's original name and title was rāja (King), but Xuanzang translated it as Tathāgata (Buddha). Subsequent translations and commentaries followed Xuanzang in describing him as a Buddha. The image of Bhaiṣajyaguru is usually expressed with a canonical Buddha-like form holding a gallipot and, in some versions, possessing blue skin. Though also considered to be a guardian of the East, in most cases Akshobhya is given that role. As an exceptional case, the honzon of Mount Kōya's Kongōbu Temple was changed from Akshobhya to Bhaiṣajyaguru.
Buddha of Longevity:Amitābha (Sanskrit pronunciation: [ɐmɪˈtaːbʱɐ]), also known as Amida or Amitāyus, is a celestial buddha according to the scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism. Amitābha is the principal buddha in Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of East Asian Buddhism. In Vajrayana Buddhism, Amitābha is known for his longevity attribute, magnetising red fire element, the aggregate of discernment, pure perception and the deep awareness of emptiness of phenomena. >According to these scriptures, Amitābha possesses infinite merit resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakāra. Amitābha means "Infinite Light", and Amitāyus means "Infinite Life" so Amitābha is also called "The Buddha of Immeasurable Light and Life".
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