Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

Buddha of Medicine Mandala


The thangka shows Bhaishajyaguru [Tib.: »sangye menla«], the buddha of medicine, the physician of human passions, the unfailing healer of the ills of samsara. He is dark blue like lapis lazuli and hence called »Vaiduryaprabharaja«.

As blue is also well known as Akshobhya´s color, Bhaishajyaguru receives some of the attributes of Akshobhya, who presides over the east. Bhaishajyaguru holds the myrobalan [»arura«] plant in his right hand; his left hand cradles a bowl of amrita - medicine. The bowl is symbolizing his twelve resolutions to help human beings. His expression is calm and serene, and he does not wear a crown on his head.

According to Hsuan Tsang and I-tsing, his paradise in the east is called »pure world created in lapis lazuli«

Source: Prof. Dr. Lokesh Chandra

Measurements: 9.1 x 9.1" | 23 x 23 cm
Price: 864 $ | 800 €
Measurements incl. Framing: 30 x 18.4 inch. | 75 x 46 cm
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Color: Black Background
Material: Natural Stone Colors
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