This Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan Thangka painting was beautifully completed by our best Nepali thangka painting artist. Therefore, it meets the high standards of traditional Tibetan art. Importantly, it also adheres to the strict guidelines of Tibetan Buddhism. The Nepali thangka painters have been the first choice of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. As a result, when you purchase this Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan Thangka painting you can rest assured that you have procured monastic quality Tibetan Buddhist art.
Shakyamuni Buddha is depicted in the center sitting in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, he is displaying both the traditional Bhumisparsha mudra and also the Dhyana mudra. He is also painted with the markings of a Buddha including the ushnisha top knot, third eye of wisdom, three neck lines and elongated ear lobes.
Depicted in the clouds above Shakyamuni Buddha are the Five Wisdom Tathagatas which are very important symbols in Tibetan Buddhism. The “Dhyani Buddhas” are seated and displaying their traditional mudras. Additionally, beneath Shakyamuni Buddha are two standing Arahants who were his trusted disciples.
Shakyamuni Buddha was the original Buddha of our time and he discovered Buddhism on his own. As a result, he had perfected the Dharma path and obtained supreme enlightenment. He then taught the Dharma to sentient life. Therefore, our Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan Thangka painting depicts the most venerable Buddhist figure. He is held in the highest regard by all the major schools of Buddhism.
Shakyamuni Buddha is also depicted in a golden robe and he holds the alms bowl of a Buddhist monk in the palm of his left hand. Additionally, he is surrounded by the verdant landscape of a special land.