Vintage/Old Traditional Hand-painted Newari Style Padmapani Lokeshvara with vibrant colors | Buddha and Boddhisattvas | Ritual Thanka
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Vintage/Old Traditional Hand-painted Newari Style Padmapani Lokeshvara with vibrant colors

Size / Weight: 20 x 14 inches / 200 GMS
Material: Pure 24 Carat Gold,Gouache and acrylic colors on Cotton Canvas
Brocade:

Total:
$1480.00

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Description

White Padmapani Lokeshvara

Lokeshwara also known as Avalokiteshvara or Chengrezig is the embodiment of boundless loving-kindness and compassion. 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.

This Captivating Thangka of graceful Padmapani Lokeshvara is painted in the style of the great Nevari Legacy of Paubha painting. The use of Beautiful rich colors attracts one's attention and demands the viewer's time and patience. The rich use of bright colors and ornate gold embellishment makes this painting distinct from the rest.

This Graceful Depiction of Lokeshshwora was painted by a veteran artist Bishnu Lama . Mr.Lama first started painting at an early age in his village In Ramechaap district of Nepal. 

As we know teachings and artwork connected with Buddhism, first entered Tibet from China and Nepal in the 7th century, most probably through the marriages of King SongstenGampo to a Chinese Princess and a Nepalese Princess. The mutation, exchange, and inspiration of the art forms found in these three cultures took place over centuries and as a result, many forms of art styles developed.

One of the most beautiful paintings in our collection is the result of this legacy. This great artistic work has a strong influence from Newari and Indic-Chinese conventions. The use of Dragon Motifs, intricate workmanship, and elegant facial features is a perfect blend that has been so delicately balanced to the point that the viewer is encapsulated by the feeling of peace and serenity at once.

This original hand-painted paubha was completed in early 2006 .

When we closely observe we discover that the artist uses Five Major colors – namely White, Blue, Yellow, Red, and Green. These are the colors symbolizing the five TathagataBuddhas. The use of the Color Green is especially dominant giving the feeling of balance and refreshment to the viewer. The perfect balance of the mix of five major colors brings about harmony among the various elements of the painting.

 

White Avalokiteshvara Stands upon a moon disc above a multicolored lotus, which is rested upon a writhing leaf above a lake. This is a beautiful analogy that depicts that Arya bodhisattvas appear upon a lotus which grows only in muddy water representing Samsara but are untouched by the mud when the petals blossom. This phenomenon denotes that the bodhisattvas although when they appear in Samsara they are not polluted at all by the impurities of Samsara.

Among the 108 forms of Avalokiteshvara meaning  ‘The Lord of the worlds,” White Padmapani – the “Holder of the Lotus” is one of the most popular forms in the Newar Buddhist Tradition. He stands with his right hand extended in Varadamudra or in the gesture of Boon granting generosity. His left-hand holds the stem of a flowering lotus in front of his heart symbolizing his stainless purity.

He is adorned with the five silk Garments, including the Green Scarf which gracefully flutters against the backdrop of beautiful green hills.  The antelope skin draped over his left shoulder is his quintessential symbol which kind of goes unnoticed against the intricate detailing of the blouse he wears. Two wrathful-looking dragon serpents appear hanging in the sky, with their bodies curled as if they were gliding in the air. The Green Hills in the lower background blends perfectly well with the serenity of the calm lake.

 

The aura around Lokeshvara’s head and body is decorated with gold lining and precious jewels. The inner border of the painting’s rectangular Torana is decorated with writhing flower leaves. The outer Torana has been beautifully decorated with two enchanting dragons who appear on top of the beautiful Makara tails. The two makaras guard the dome-shaped emblem, containing the Name of the deity on top and the artist in the bottom in Devanagari Characters. The top center of the outer Torana is embellished by the semi wrathful, serpent–devouring head of Kirtimukha or Chepu, “the face of Glory” who bites on the tails of two nagas with its sharp fangs. 

 

This lovely painting is a rare find and could be a great delight to earn merits for a practitioner and a collector alike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Absolutely beautiful! Such an intricate design. Painting arrived in perfect condition and pretty quickly considering its tour of the world! Thank you so much.

absolutely stunning piece of craftsmanship

Stunning quality. Perfect for our home shrine. Thank you.

Wife loved her birthday gift not in content and quality of the painting.

The Chenrezig thangka is a truly beautiful work of art. My expectations were exceeded. It will be a treasured work of art in my life and an inspiration for my practice. When I buy another thankga, I will definitely look at RitualThanka again. Thanks so much!