A Thangka is a painted or embroidered banner which was hung in a monastery or a family altar and carried by lamas in ceremonial processions. In Tibetan the word 'than' means flat and the suffix 'ka' stands for painting. The Thangka is thus a kind of painting done on flat surface but which can be rolled up when not required for display.
"...there exists in Buddhism the concept of a rainbow body... the rainbow body signifies the awakening of the inner self to the complete reservoir of terrestrial knowledge that it is possible to access before stepping over the threshold to the state of Nirvana..."
"In its characteristic unique way, Buddhist thought divides the eventful life of its founder into twelve glorious "events." These defining incidents of his life are given visual form in densely packed sequences narrated in a special genre of paintings... These artworks not only delineate Buddha's gradual progress towards spiritual enlightenment, but also present a visual depiction of a vast number of abstract philosophical notions underlying esoteric Buddhism..."
King and Queen
Oil on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 48.0 inch X 36.0 inch
Our Lady of the Mughals
Watercolor on Paper 5.3 inches X 7.0 inches
Krishna Protecting Brij by Lifting Mount Govardhana
Water Color Painting on Paper Artist:Kailash Raj 6 inch X 8 inch
Radha and Krishna on Swing: Kerala Folk Style
Kerala Mural 27 inch X 36 inch
Oil on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 36.0 inch X 48.0 inch
Krishna stealing clothes of Gopis
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar) Artist: Tej Narayan Jha 20.5 inch x 28.5 inch