Thangkas are known for their aesthetic and spiritual value throughout the whole world. In the Buddhist tradition, they are used for ritualistic purposes and act as visual aids to improve their meditation. A Thangka is typically a painting that depicts a Buddhist deity, an important scene, or a mandala. One can find in the Buddhist monasteries, temples, and homes of the Buddhist practitioners, Thangkas hung on walls. Thangkas not only enhance the décor of the space but also surcharge you with its great spiritual potency.
We have put together a variety of captivating Thangkas portraying the Bhavachakra (wheel of life) in this collection. In Buddhist traditional arts, Yama, a highly revered deity, is depicted as a wrathful being holding the wheel of life or Samsara in his hands and between the jaws. It represents the cycle of birth and death and the impermanence of this world. The innermost circle of the wheel has a pig, a rooster, and a snake, representing the three poisons of ignorance, attachment, and envy. The second layer represents Karma. The third layer represents the six realms of samsara. The fourth layer represents twelve links of dependent origination indicating how the three poisons and Karma are the sources of sufferings in material existence. Yama holding the wheel represents the impermanence of this world; it is constantly changing. The moon above the wheel represents liberation from the cycle of birth and death, and the Buddha pointing to it indicates that liberation from this existence is possible, through wisdom.
In this collection, you can find Brocade and Brocadeless Thangkas which are of different styles and themes. Choose from this wide range of options and take home your favorite masterpiece that resonates with you aesthetically. Each painting is one of a kind and has been made by skilled artisans of Tibet who have been following this rich tradition of art for generations. Notice the highly geometric compositions and the use of vibrant colors in the paintings. Another feature that adds an extra element of grace is the pure 24 Carat gold coating on them. Immerse Yourself in the divine art and adorn your walls with Thangka.
Q. What is the purpose of a Bhavachakra Thangka?
The main purpose of putting up a Bhavachakra Thangka on the wall is to help the Buddhist practitioners or those on the path of spirituality to remind them about the real nature of this material world. This is a world full of miseries and everything is temporary here. By meditating on the Bhavachakra Thangka, one develops detachment and gets fixed up in achieving the goal of human life which is to get out of the cycle of repeated birth and death.
Q. Can I buy a Thangka that depicts the Wheel of Life for my home?
Yes, anyone can purchase the Wheel of Life Thangka for their home provided they treat it with veneration as Thangkas hold great cultural and spiritual significance in the Buddhist tradition. Thus even if you buy it for decorative purposes, you should not neglect its sacredness.
Q. How should I care for a Thangka?
Thangkas should not be exposed to much sunlight, moisture, or excess heat and must be handled with care. It is generally advised to frame it behind glass to protect it from the accumulation of dust and to keep it in a dry place.
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