Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Gomang Stupa Tsa Tsa

Stupa of many doors

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This ancient Tsa Tsa shows a Gomang Tchörten / Stupa with thirteen Dharma rings [Tib.: «Taschi Gomang» Chorten - Skrt. «Dharmachattra»]. The Gomang Stupa is one of the eight «Surgata» Stupas.

This stupa is also called the «Stupa of many doors». It represents the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha about the way things are. Other names are «Wisdom» or «Lotos» Stupa. It was erected on the occasion of the Buddha's first teaching, «The Four Noble Truths», which he gave at Sarnath / Varanasi.

The stupa represents the threefold rotation of the Wheel of Dharma and contains all the teachings Buddha gave.

All four levels of the base have a band of small doors:

  1. Four doors = Four noble truths
  2. Eight doors = Acht liberations / redemptions
  3. Twelve doors = Twelve links of dependent arising
  4. Sixteen doors = Sixteen emptinesses

The heavily weathered, unreadable inscription suggests a script which is similar to the Indian Kutila script used in the 8th - 12th century.

Origin: Tibet 15th / 16th century.

Measurements: 2 x 1.8 x 1.2 " | 5.00 x 4.5 x 3.0 cm
Price: 224 $ | 190 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Dark Clay
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