Skin a glacial white, a veena in Her hands, and minimalistic shringar - these are the characteristics of the Buddhist Sarasvati as portrayed in this brocadeless thangka. Just like in Hinduism She presides over learning and the arts, which explains the musical instrument always present in Her iconography, and is wife to Manjushri, the Buddha that embodies wisdom, very similar to Her association with Brahma in preserving what has been created. Her Tibetan Buddhist name is Yang Chenmo, invoked by Mipham Rinpoche in the text Sherab Raltri with the following lyrics, "In the expansive lotus-garden of speech of all the conquerors,/With 100,000 melodious blooms of holy Dharma,/You are a singing swan that shines as bright as moonlight,/May you now enjoy the vast lake of my mind."
Amidst the gently blooming, pale pastel-coloured petals of the freshwater lotus, She sits with Her ankles crossed and knees raised. She strums the beautifully tattooed veena to make such divine music that makes the clouds in the background swim across the sky and the waters of the stream in the foreground swirl. The angulature of the curves of Her beauteous torso and the wisps of rich green silk that float about Her betray the fact that the deity is motioning to Her own music. From the flowers in Her black hair complementing the haloed gold crown, as minimalistic as the rest of Her shringar, to the gorgeous landscape that surrounds Her, each element of nature in this thangka is highly characteristic of this type of Tibetan Buddhist painting.
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Tibetan Thangka PaintingSize - 14.2 inches X 19 inches
Item Code: TZ50