Tibetan Buddhist art requires that thangkas and sculptures adhere to the traditional standards of Tibetan Buddhism. Although there are many famous thangka painters, only the best can create a high quality Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan thangka painting. Therefore, our Tibetan thangkas are only created by the artisans that were trained in the best Kathmandu thangka painting schools.
Our Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan Thangka painting shows Siddhartha Gautama depicting the Bhumisparsha mudra. Additionally, he depicts the Dhyana or “meditation” mudra with his left hand. Plus, the alms bowl of a Buddhist monk rests on top of the palm. The Bhumisparsha or “earth touching” mudra was used to call the earth goddess to witness the vanquishment of the demon Mara. As a result of the permanent defeat of Mara, Siddhartha Gautama became known as Shakyamuni Buddha and he is the self taught Buddha of our era.
Our Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan Thangka painting shows him sitting in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, there are two faithful Arahants standing at the base of the Thangka. The Five Wisdom Tathagatas join Shakyamuni Buddha and they are depicted at the top of the painting. They are also known as the Dhyana Buddhas, they are very important figures in Tibetan Buddhism.