Rig Sum Gonpo Painted Thangka (2ft)
Thangka with brocade border 51x38inches (130x98cms)
Thangka without brocade border 24x18inches (60x45cms)
Please inquire if you wish to order without the brocade border.
Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan: Chen-ri-zig) is the Bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas and is the earthly manifestation of the self born, eternal Buddha, Amitabha. He guards this world in the interval between the historical Shakyamuni Buddha, and the next Buddha of the Future Maitreya. Chen-ri-zig is considered to be the patron deity of Tibet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the primary earthly manifestation.
Manjushri (Jampel-Yang) is the embodiment of the discriminative awareness (prajna) of all the Buddhas as visualized in the form of a meditational deity. He represents the perfected state of the faculty of intelligence inherent within each individual’s mental continuum. As the bodhisattva of wisdom, he is shown as a beautiful youth with a golden yellow /white complexion. He is depicted holding aloft a flaming sword of wisdom in his right hand that cuts through ignorance and in his left hand a lotus blossom bearing the Perfection of Wisdom scripture (representing his master of all knowledge)
Vajrapani (Chag na Dorji) is the embodiment of power and skilful means of all the
buddhas as visualized in the form of a meditational deity. Vajrapani is depicted as
being wrathful in aspect, holding a vajra in his right upraised hand and a skull-cup
in his left. There are various aspects of Vajrapani and associated with these are related meditational practices.
The three deities are often depicted in triad, as in this thangka to represent the three forms of Buddha: Compassion, Wisdom and Power.
Each thangka is created using traditional methods and strictly adhering to the proportions of deities as they are laid down in Buddhist scripture. The colors are natural, extracted from plants and minerals, and adorned with 24k gold paint. Each piece is witness to a unique tradition that survives intact to this day.
The thangka comes framed in a traditional silk brocade border.
Learn more about thangka painting at Norbulingka here.