Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

12.40 Chinese Dragon

Master of the seas

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The Chinese dragon has a significant meaning in Tibet and Buddhism.

The first representation of the dragon was in the Chinese Tang dynasty in the 7 thcentury.

Like the Garuda, the tiger and the snow lion, the dragon is also one of the aspects of a bodhisattva in Tibetan Buddhism.

Dragons are considered an important beings to humans. It is said that The dragon rules the seas, gives many gifts to people and regulates the rain. The dragon lives in large bodies of water or on the mountains and rises to the sky in the spring, where he turns into clouds. In autumn, he returns to his dwelling.

In Tibet, it is common to find representations on prayer flags, on buildings and also on prayer wheels.

The dragon show a pearl under in his claws. The pearl is associated with spiritual energy, wisdom, prosperity, power, immortality, thunder, or the moon.

Measurements: 9.8 x 31.5" | 25 x 80 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Background Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors
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