Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Thangka > Shrishtikanta Lokeshvara (Avalokiteshvara as Creator)
Displaying 1 of 174         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Shrishtikanta Lokeshvara (Avalokiteshvara as Creator)

Shrishtikanta Lokeshvara (Avalokiteshvara as Creator)

Shrishtikanta Lokeshvara (Avalokiteshvara as Creator)

Sold Out

Tibetan Thangka Painting

Size of Painted Surface 20.5" X 27.0"
Size with Brocade 34.0" X 42.5"
Item Code:
$395.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Shrishtikanta Lokeshvara (Avalokiteshvara as Creator)

Verify the characters on the left

You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6577 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
The center of this thangka portrays an extremely beautiful image of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion and the manifestation of compassion of all Buddhas. He is the spiritual offspring of Amitabha Buddha. Avalokiteshvara is a very popular deity of Mahayana Buddhism. Moreover, he is supposed to have incarnated in the Tibetan king sRong-Tsang- Sgam- Po, as well as in every successive Dalai Lamas. Thus, Avalokiteshvara is the principal tutelary deity of Tibet.

The image of Avalokiteshvara in the present painting has feminine appearances, which remind his female form in China, Korea, and Japan. He has different forms and epithets. Here he takes a unique form, Shrishtikanta Lokeshvara, 'Beautiful Creation Lord of the world.' Avalokiteshvara emanates the entire Brahmanical pantheon, especially the Dikpalas, for the benefit of all beings out of his universal compassion.

Shrishtikanta is standing gracefully in tribhanga posture on a moon disk on a lotus seat. His face is oval and very sweet looking. His compassionate eyes are open to see the sufferings of humankind and to help all and illuminate all with the light of wisdom. He is the great compassion and boundless wisdom. He displays here the varada pose with his right hand, while his left hand rests near his navel and holds a long stem of a lotus flower. His hair is partly upswept in a beautiful knot and partly tendrils on his shoulders. He has a seven-jewel crown and jeweled decoration. He wears a beautiful blouse like skirt, a flowing long green silk scarf, exquisitely designed necklaces with gemstone, a necklace of snake, armlets, bracelets and anklets. An antelope skin is over his left shoulder with the antelope's head on his left breast, this symbolizes compassion. Moreover he wears a blue brocade skirt, and silk leggings made of multicolored band of silk. A green halo with outer rim and an oval-shaped aureole with yellow outer rim, decorated with gemstone, are behind him. The auspicious offerings are beautifully rendered in the bottom center.

A large number of four-armed deities seated on clouds platforms surround his aureole, the deities are supposed to emanate from his various parts of his body. Amitahba Buddha is seated over his halo. The fourteen deities that emanates from Shrishtikanta include the Sun (Surya) and Moon god Chandra, the ten world protectors (Dikpalas), Hayagriva Bhairava, Naga and also the Brahmanical deities Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Sarasvati and Lakshmi. But all these deities do not exactly conforms to the textual sources, a later Buddhist text, the Karanda Vyuha gives the followeing emanations emerging from various parts of Avalokiteshvara, body:

1. Maheshvara (Shiva) from his head

2. Chandra from his left eye

3. Surya from his right eye

4. Brahma from his shoulders

5. Vishnu from his heart

6. Sarasvati from his teeth

7. Vayu from his mouth

8. Agni from his navel

9. Varuna from his stomach

10.Lakshmi from his Knees

11.Prithvi from his feet.

It is further mentioned in the above text that Avalokiteshvara said to Mahadeva, "you shall be Maheshvara when the Kali age arises. You shall be called the primal god (adideva), creator and maker." It is also said that the Shrishtikanta is also the creator of the eight Mahasiddha of the Charnel grounds.

The present painting is indeed very unique and rare as very few such types of paintings are generally found in the art mart, particularly the painting of Shrishtikanta. All the figures, especially of Shrishtikanta are brilliantly drawn and pained.

Select Bibliography

A. Getty, The Gods of Northern Buddhism, Tokyo, 1962

B. Bhattacharyya, The Indian Buddhist Iconography,Calcutta, 1968

Ben Meulenbeld, Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangka, Holland, 2001

Hugo E. Kreijger, Kathmandu Valley Painting: The Jucker Collecion, London, 1999

J.C. Huntington and D. Bangdel, The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art, Ohio, 2004

This description is by Dr. Shailendra K. Verma, whose Doctorate thesis is on "Emergence and Evolution of the Buddha Image (From its inception to 8th century A.D.)".

Click Here to View the Thangka Painting along with its Brocade

Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait


Thanks for sharpening our skills with wisdom and sense of humor.The torchbearers of the ancient deity religion are spread around the world and the books of wisdom from India bridges the gap between east and west.
Kaushiki, USA
Thank you for this wonderful New Year sale!
Michael, USA
Many Thanks for all Your superb quality Artworks at unbeatable prices. We have been recommending EI to friends & family for over 5 yrs & will continue to do so fervently. Cheers
Dara, Canada
Thank you for your wonderful selection of books and art work. I am a regular customer and always appreciate the excellent items you offer and your great service.
Lars, USA
Colis bien reçu, emballage excellent et statue conforme aux attentes. Du bon travail, je reviendrai sur votre site !
Alain, France
Madhu, USA
I love your site and although today is my first order, I have been seeing your site for the past several years. Thank you for providing such great art and books to people around the World who can't make it to India as often as we would like.
Heramba Ganapati arrived safely today and was shipped promptly. Another fantastic find from Exotic India with perfect customer service. Thank you. Jai Ganesha Deva
Marc, UK
I ordered Padmapani Statue. I have received my statue. The delivering process was very fast and the statue looks so beautiful. Thank you exoticindia, Mr. Vipin (customer care). I am very satisfied.
Hartono, Indonesia
Very easy to buy, great site! Thanks
Ilda, Brazil
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India