Shakyamuni Buddha was the lion of the Shakya lineage and rose to become the Buddha of our time. His accomplishments are very significant and he is the self taught founder of Buddhism. As a result, he is highly venerated in all of the main schools of Buddhism. Therefore, Tibetan Buddhist art commonly depicts Shakyamuni Buddha displaying the Bhumisparsha mudra as he meditated under the Bodhi tree. As such, our 108 Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan Thangka painting was completed displaying the earth touching mudra.
At the moment of his enlightenment, he displayed this mudra to call the earth goddess to witness his vanquishment of the demon Mara. As a result, Mara appeared and washed away the demons which are manifestations of hatred, greed and ignorance.
Our 108 Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan thangka painting also shows him portraying the Dhyana “meditation” mudra with his left hand. The traditional alms bowl of a Buddhist monk sits in the palm of his hand. Additionally, Shakyamuni Buddha sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal.
The importance of thangka painting is taken very seriously by the artisans of Patan, Nepal. This is because they have been the preferred suppliers of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. Therefore, when you purchase one of our Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan Thangka paintings you can rest assured you have procured monastic quality traditional Tibetan art for sale.
Historical Markings of Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan Thangkas
This 108 Shakyamuni Buddha Tibetan Thangka painting shows Shakyamuni Buddha adorned with all the traditional marks of a Buddha. This includes the third eye of wisdom, three neck lines, ushnisha top knot and elongated ears. When he was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama some of these markings were attributed to his status as royalty in a Hindu society. As a result, they have become attributed to depictions of all other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the Buddhist pantheon.