Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

1.19 Multiple Buddhas [3]

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Buddha Shakyamuni sits in meditation at the center of this painting, surrounded by 440 small Buddha images and two Bodhisatvas. He carries an alms bowl in both hands, [bhumisparsha mudra]

The "Gesture of Meditation" [dhyana mudra] It is also called Samadhi or Yoga Mudra. Both hands are placed on the lap, right hand on left with fingers fully stretched and the palms facing upwards. This is the characteristic gesture of Buddha Shakyamuni, Dhyani Buddha Amitaba and the Medicine Buddhas.

Shakyamunis hair is painted blue, as befits peaceful deity. His head and the exposed part of his body are painted gold, while fine gold lines delineate the border designs on his robe. The foliage and flowers behind the Buddha are especially well done.

The 440 smaller Buddhas are shown with one mudra. Since one obtains merit by painting or sculpting sacred images, the execution of the multiple images represents a meritorious undertaking.

Measurements: 63 x 98.4" | 160 x 250 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Color Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors