Tibetan Buddhist art requires that thangkas and sculptures adhere to the traditional standards of Tibetan Buddhism. When you purchase our Shakyamuni Buddha thangka painting, rest assured you have procured monastic quality Buddhist art. Our Tibetan thangkas are created by painters with the highest qualifications. Indeed, the Nepali artists have long been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries.
Our Shakyamuni Buddha thangka painting portrays the Buddha depicting the Bhumisparsha mudra. Additionally, he depicts the Dhyana or “meditation” mudra with his left hand. Plus, the alms bowl of a Buddhist monk rests on top of the palm. The Bhumisparsha or “earth touching” mudra was used to call the earth goddess to witness the vanquishment of the demon Mara. As a result of the permanent defeat of all delusions, Siddhartha Gautama became known as Shakyamuni Buddha – the self taught Buddha of our era.
This world class thangka shows the Buddha sitting in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, there are two faithful Arahants standing at the base of the Thangka. The Five Wisdom Tathagatas join Shakyamuni Buddha and they are depicted at the top of the thangka painting. They are also known as the Dhyani Buddhas, they are very important figures in Tibetan Buddhism. Click here to learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha.