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Thangka Paintings

The art of thangka painting is very old and was practised as early as 3rd century B.C in Nepal and Tibet.The word thangka is believed to have come from "thang yi" meaning a written record.These scared painting known as "pauvha" in nepali and newari and thangka in tibetian are paraphase of buddhist and hindus experience God jotting them down in form of art on the cotton canvas.These paintings generally represent buddhista and hindu God,goddesses like shakyamuni buddha, lokeshwara, mahakala,Amitabh,white tara, green tara etc... Painted on canvas and mounted in silk brocade, a thangka is more than just a work of art. It is an object of devotion, an aid to spiritual practice, and a bringer of blessings.

Kalachakra Mandala
Kalachakra Mandala