Shakyamuni Buddha was the lion of the Shakya lineage and rose to become the Buddha of our time. He is the self taught founder of Buddhism and highly venerated in all of the main Buddhist schools. Our 108 Shakyamuni Buddha thangka was completed displaying the Bhumisparsha mudra. This mudra commemorates the moment he achieved supreme awakening and became the Buddha of our time. At that moment he vanquished the demon Mara and the delusions of hatred, greed and ignorance.
Furthermore, this 108 Shakyamuni Buddha thangka shows him portraying the Dhyana “meditation” mudra with his left hand. The traditional alms bowl of a Buddhist monk sits in the palm of his hand. Shakyamuni Buddha sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, Shakyamuni Buddha is adorned with all the traditional marks of a Buddha. This includes the third eye of wisdom, three neck lines, ushnisha top knot and elongated ears. Indeed, as Prince Siddhartha Gautama they reflected his social status as Hindu royalty.
The importance of thangka painting is a time honored tradition in Nepal. Indeed, they have been the preferred suppliers of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. Therefore, when you purchase one of our thangka paintings, rest assured you have procured monastic quality Tibetan art. Click here to learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha.