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..."
Tibetan Buddhist Vishva Vajra (Double Dorje) Mandala with Ashtamangala
Tibetan Thangka Painting Size of Painted Surface 17 inch X 17 inch Size with Brocade 29 inch X 42 inch
Lord Ganesha in the Style of Mattanchery Palace Murals
Kerala Mural 24 inch X 36 inch
Radha Krishna with Sakhis
Water Color Painting on Patti
Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)
Artist: Rabi Behra 39 inch x 23 inch
Shri Krishna Vanquishes Kaliya
Kalamkari Painting on Cotton 41 inch x 43 inch
Brass Etching 3.3 inches X 3.3 inches
Rahu Yantram (The Nine Planets Series, Navagraha Yantra)