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Safu Mahankala Thangka Painting from Shakya Lineage


Safu Mahankala Buddhist Painting

  • Hand-painted on cotton canvas
  • Dimensions: 62/46 cm
  • Materials: Cotton Canvas, Poster color, Mixed Gold
  • Category: Tibetan thangka paintings, Spirituality



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Safu Mahankala Thangka Painting

Mahankala thangka painting partly painted with 24 k gold, water and stone color. Two Arms Mahankal is drawn following the Shakya Lineage. This Mahankala is also called Safu Mahankala as he holds traditional holy book in his hands. The main deity is painted in blue color. Mahankala falls into the category of wrathful deities. It is the protector. So you will find Mahankala deities in the entrance of Monasteries and Buddhist temples. Followers believe it will protect us from negative energy.

The thangka of Mahankala is painted following the Shakya lineage in Buddhist pantheon. Mahankala is decorated with ornaments, snakes, skulls. He has exposed canine teeth, protruding belly. He is dressed in tiger skin. He is dark blue in colour. He carries trisula and kapala in his two hands. He may have one face with two, four or six arms.Some forms can even have eight faces with sixteen arms. As he is the defender of law, he is given a good position at the entrance doors of Buddhist Shrines. The deity has fire backdrop and He steps on a figure that represents mara or negative energy.

Technical Description of  Mahankala Thangka Painting is as follows.

  • Hand-painted on cotton canvas
  • Dimensions: 62/46 cm
  • Materials: Cotton Canvas, Poster color, Mixed Gold
  • Skill and Origin: Handmade in Nepal
  • Category: Tibetan thangka paintings, Spirituality

This particular lovely Tibetan Thangka exclusive piece of art is ideal for house warming gift items, religious gift to your family and friends. It could be mounted as wall art hanging inside your home’s living room or placed on your altar for spiritual awakening. Also, it is ideal for giving spiritual the right gifts on the occasions such as Mother day and also fathers day. Seniors need to have spiritual awakenings and this can possibly be just right fit for their emotional and spiritual treatment.

This Tibetan Thangka is particularly hand-painted by Lama artists in Nepal. This thangka could be brocaded as well. We’ve got different kinds of silk brocade too. In short you will find three varieties of brocades. 1. Simple silk brocade. 2. Chandan Brocade 3. Khadi Brocade. Please feel free to email us should you wish to find out more about brocades.

Thanka art work is actually associated with all form of religious piece of art is called “Pauba” inside Newari society. Thangkas could be sort of age-old Buddhist Paintings of Buddha’s teachings . The term Thanka or Newari Pauba explains itself as handpainting that can bescholled up or down so that it can be easily carried from one place to another without difficulties . thanka is respected as sacred eastern art originated around 7th century which is respected very much in Newari and tibetan Culture.

A Thangka is a lot more than just a part of fine art. It is two-dimensional representation of spiritual world. It is an object of devotion, an aid to spiritual practice and also a source of blessings to those who meditate upon it.

When Buddha escaped from the palace and quit materialistic happiness looking for everlasting interior tranquility of spiritual world he identified meditation for an answer to his issue that pressed him from inside of his soul for a long long time.

So meditation is a tool well founded which dates back to 2500 years back when Buddha first discovered it and was later named as Vipassana meditation.So are you in the course of searching inner peace yourself? If so, give a pat at the back of your own because diagnosis is the first step towards finding solution. And in case you have come across this phrase ? meditating? then give yourself twice thumbs up. You happen to be on the right path. There are many benefits of deep breathing.. Check this page out for more on mindfulness meditation.

Considering Buying in wholesale?

We will help you in finding items in bulk. More number you get more discount rates you get. Quite simply you will get superior price with bigger quantity you purchase. For this purpose we set prices based on MOQ. For doing business in wholesale MOQ is must otherwise it is not thought to be wholesale dealing. For example: MOQ can be minimum of 10 no of singing bowl you need to acquire in each buy . Or it could be 5 pcs of thangka you have to purchase per model. or 20 pcs of unique necklace you will have to purchase to recieve wholesale price or discounts.Based upon products you choose we arrange MOQ per buy to ensure the price can be as best as possible. For wholesale interests write to us

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  • Thangka Paintings FAQ

    What is thangka?

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    A thangka is a traditional art or painting originated from Asia typically from Tibet. The art typically tells a Buddhist story of philosophy. Tibetan thangka is typically made on cotton, silk brocade, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, Buddhist philosophy or Buddhist ancient scenarios, or mandala with intricate details and vibrant colors.

    Thangkas are often used for meditation and teaching purpose, and they can also be used as a form of  wall decoration. In essence,  A thangka is a Tibetan Buddhist painting that serves as a visual representation of Buddhist teachings and deities. The main purpose is to use it as a meditation tool and a means of conveying spiritual concepts. It is often called Tibetan Thangka because it is believed to have originated from Tibet.

    How is a thangka made?

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    Thangkas are Buddhist paintings based on Buddhist philosophy and deities. It is a visual form of storytelling of Buddhist Teachings. So before any thangka can be painted an artist has to decide on which philosophy to story tell. Based on that, further preparation of materials and designs follow.

    Tibetan Thangkas are handcrafted by skilled artisans in Nepal(nowadays mostly made in Nepal) using cotton canvas, poster color, 24 k gold paint, stone color and silk brocade.  They are Handmade by skilled artisans in Nepal, known for their expertise in traditional Buddhist art.

    Buddhist Thangkas are typically made by a single artist, who will first sketch out the design on the canvas. The artist will then use a variety of brushes and paints to create the painting. Thangkas can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to complete.

    The process can be divided into the following steps:

    1.       Preparation of Materials: Thangkas are painted on cotton canvas. The colors that are used are poster color, gold paint, stone color. Also a material to make traditional brocade is chosen.

    2.       Drawing Process: The painting process involves sketching the design based on the Buddhist philosophy to portray. This can either be a particular Buddhist teachings like Wheel of Life or They can be a Single Deity like Shakyamuni Buddha or They can be group of Deities like 21 Taras.

    In addition to that the thangkas can be based on different Buddhist Mandalas. You can check more on this article here -> Art of thangka Painting. Once the design is finalized primary design is sketched. On top of that next phase is to apply layers of colors, and adding intricate details. 24k Gold paint is often used to highlight certain elements.

    3.       Final step is to mount brocade. Typical traditional silk brocade is mounted to give it a frame to make it unique Buddhist art. Brocade can come in 3 different styles. One is normal silk brocade which is relatively cheaper, second one is Chundi Brocade which is more intricate in design and fabrics used are high quality. The third one is Khadi Brocade. This one is the most expensive one as it depicts the most expensive fabrics and design patterns.

    How do I take care of my thangka?

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    Thangkas should be kept and stored in  a cool and dry places where moisture will not affect the quality of the silk. When you are done with displaying or in times when you do not have to display or show it to your visitors or friends it is advised to not keep it in brocade. It should be rolled up and kept safe.They should not be exposed to direct sunlight or moisture. Thangkas can be cleaned by gently dusting or wiping them with a soft cotton cloth.

    How do I hang my thangka?

    Thangkas can be hung on a wall by a wooden or brass rod with cords or ribbons that is attached to the top of the textile backing or brocade. The rod or stick can then be secured to the wall using nails or hooks. They can also be hung from a ceiling using a cord or chain.

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