Chenrezig Tibetan Thangka Painting
Chenrezig is how the Tibetan Buddhists perceive Avalokitesvara. Although it is a different variation than the classic emanation, Avalokitesvara is held in the most high esteem. Our Chenrezig Tibetan Thangka painting depicts him with four arms and hands. This is because each arm represents one of the four immeasurables – compassion, loving kindness, equanimity and appreciative joy.
This Chenrezig Tibetan Thangka painting includes important symbolism. As a result, Chenrezig holds the uptala flower (blue lotus) in his upper right hand. The lotus is very symbolic in Buddhism and it serves as an important metaphor for enlightenment. Therefore, devotees are encouraged to practice diligently in samsara which is also known as the “sea of suffering”. As the lotus flower rises above the murky pond water, so can devotees rise above the sea of suffering.
Additionally, Chenrezig holds the crystal mala beads in his upper left hand because he is constantly reciting his mantra. It is the same mantra of Avalokitesvara, “Om Mani Padme Hum”. This means “hail to the jewel of the lotus” and it will bring his faithful devotees many blessings.
Another aspect of this Chenrezig Thangka painting that is beneficial to devotees is the “cintamani jewel”. This special wish granting gem is clasped between his hands in front of his heart. It is believed that it has the power to grant the faithful followers of Chenrezig their best wishes.
World Class Chenrezig Tibetan Thangka Painting
We work with the most skilled artisans in Patan, Nepal. Therefore, they are highly skilled craftsmen and also very well educated in the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Chenrezig is highly affiliated with the Bodhisattva Tara and they have included both White Tara and Green Tara on the Thangka in the upper corners. Additionally, Amitabha is found in the top center and Vajrapani and Manjushri are found in the lower corners. These deities are important members of the Buddhist pantheon and they are highly associated with Chenrezig.
For many centuries the Nepali thangkas and sculptures have been the preferred source for the Tibetan monasteries. As a result, when you purchase this Chenrezig Tibetan Thangka painting you can rest assured you have procured a monastic quality item.