Lokeshvara Thangka | Full Gold Style | Ritual Thanka
Code: 46802

Lokeshvara Thangka

Size / Weight: 28x19.5inches, 70x49 cms / 500
Material: Pure 24 Carat Gold,Gouache and acrylic colors on Cotton Canvas
Brocade:

Total:
$690.00

  • Nov 30

  • Dec 2 - Dec 4

  • Dec 6 - Dec 8

Description

It is said that Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara made  strong vows in front of Buddha Amitabha to intentionally manifest into the three realms of the world in order to liberate all sentient beings from their sufferings. He also vowed that if by chance his compassion and courageous mind of mercy for all sentient beings were to decrease, then let his head and body just completely crack and fall into thousand pieces. Receiving blessings from Buddha Amitabha , Lokeshwora went through universal manifestations into the three realms of existence. Thereafter he went to Hell and emancipated them from both the hot and cold hells by teaching the mantra of Great Compassion. He in turn went to ghost realm, human, asura and deva realms to free sentient beings from their respective types of suffering. Through these actions, he thoroughly emptied the ocean of suffering. Following this, he went back to Buddha Amitabha and declared that the liberation had been effected. Buddha Amitabha then said to him,” You should look back into the world again.”Lokeshowara looked back and saw that the world was once again filled with sadness and suffering. This disappointed him and his body and head cracked and fell apart into one thousand pieces. Buddha Amitabha then said to him,” My son where has your courage, your mental strength gone?”He picked up all the pieces of his body and the head. At the same time, he said “This happened because of your vow. However, noble son, don’t worry.” He then blessed his broken heads into eleven faces and he sat upon those heads, and his broken body emanated into one thousand hands like one thousand petals of a lotus. Thereafter he said “I bow to you because your thousand hands are the hands of the thousand universal emperors and those eyes in each of the palm of the hands are the eyes of one thousand Buddhas who will appear in this fortunate eon. After that Lokeshvara appeared in many forms and he successfully accomplished innumerable altruistic actions.

 

Lokeshvara wears all the ornaments: earrings, bracelets, and so forth. He also wears an antelope skin on his shoulders and carries various weapons in his hands. Lokeshvara is a cosmic form of Avalokiteswara and is represented with eleven heads and one thousand arms. He is adorned with all the six jewels and is dressed in a monastic robe.

 

Lokeshvara is also the spiritual father of White Tara and Green Tara who were said to be formed from his two drops of tears when he saw the pain and suffering in the sentient beings. They are all boddhisattvas (liberators of the sentient beings from pain and suffering ) who have very prominent spots among the Tibetan Deities.

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Amazed by their customer service and collection. Would definitely recommend them to everyone

Really Great Customer Service and very beautiful thangka collection.

This is a magnificent piece of Buddha Shakyamuni thangka. Masterfully executed in rich, vibrant colors with illuminating detail; The silk brocade frame compliments the painting beautifully and forms a focal point in our praying/meditation room I receive the piece earlier than expected in good shape; and prior to purchase, Rajendra was responding quickly and very helpful in providing high resolution picture for my further evaluation. Thank you Rajendra and surely I will be back again.

I was extremely pleased with the quality of the unique thangka I received, as well as the immaculate brocade. Communication with Ritual Thanka has been a pleasure, and shipping was faster than I could have hoped for. Six stars! :)

This is my second purchase - and it will not be my last. Service is fast and efficient. My first thanka came incredibly well packaged.

It was kismet to find this exquisite White Tara, a gift for my good friend on her 30th birthday, on Ritual Thanka's Etsy. They have so many practice-quality paintings created by true craftsmen, and the purchasing process is easy. When I called Ritual's contact number to ask a question, their sales manager answered and took action to help even though it wasn't his normal job. (Thanks, Rajendra!) They also sent me a brief personal video showing the packed thangka ready for shipping, and got it out the door quickly -- in the face of the covid pandemic, no less. You can feel safe supporting Nepalese artists by purchasing from Ritual Thanka.

I was prepared for a beautiful devotional work of art to accompany my meditations and spiritual practice, but even the pictures provided on Etsy could not prepare me for the inconceivable skill and radiance of this incredible Thanka. My purchase arrived timely and very well protected, and was prepared with sumptuous brocade as requested and paid for. The quality here is so exceptional, so profoundly beautiful; I have seen Thankas in museum collections not as fine as this one I purchased. The line work, coloration, and attention to details is unsurpassed. I cannot say enough to commend the artist of this sacred masterpiece. This is my third purchase from this seller, and I will keep purchasing from them and supporting this glorious work for Dharma!โค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ”ฅ

I am thrilled with my Mahakala thanka, which is even more beautiful than the pictures posted on Etsy. The shipping was fast, and my purchase arrived safe and sound rolled up in a very thick protective cardboard tube. The brocade framing is stunning, and the detail on the painting sublime. This is a quality devotional image for meditation and will be cherished. I'm so happy with my purchase and will definitely be ordering again from this seller๐Ÿ™

Thangka looks so beautiful!! Fits perfectly with a brocade! I am so happy and satisfied! Very fast shipping and excellent communication! Seller is kind and helpful! Again want to thank you for all! Definitely will be back to this shop!

This Green Tara Thangka with traditional Tibetan brocade is simply stunning! I'm so grateful. Thank you.