Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

1.30 Buddha Shakyamuni [1]

The Seventeen Great Panditas of Glorious Nalanda

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This very fine executed gold background painting shows Buddha Shakyamuni and the Seventeen Great Panditas of Glorious Nalanda.

Nalanda was the Centre of Buddhist. and secular studies in the northern part of India. The so called "Buddhist University", was founded in the second centura by Shakraditya, a King of Magadha as a monastery. It developed to a very famous University. Nalanda was one of the center of learning in the wolrd for centuries, not least because of its rich library.

There were strong relationships between Nalanda and Tibet, where a centre of learning with the same name was founded in the year 1351.

Due to historic reports as many as 10000 monks are living at Nalanda, studying the teaching of Hinayana, Mahayana, logic, mathematics, medicin etc.

Nalanda should be destroyed during the 12th or 13. Jh. century by muslim invaders.

A Pandit [word-to-word.: "scientist"] is a scholar or a scientist, who studies and interprets the holy scriptures intellectual as science, but is very rarely interesting at the realization of its truths.

Special features of gold background Thangkas

Measurements: 14.2 x 18.9 " | 36 x 48 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Farbe: Gold Backgrouund
Material: Natural Stone Colors