Bhavachakra | Wheel of Life Thangka | Wall Decoration Painting

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  • Unique Work of Art (One of a kind)
  • Multiple Reproduction of the Original Thangka
  • Unique Work of Art (One of a kind)
  • Multiple Reproduction of the Original Thangka
  • Unique Work of Art (One of a kind)
  • Multiple Reproduction of the Original Thangka
  • Unique Work of Art (One of a kind)
  • Multiple Reproduction of the Original Thangka
  • Unique Work of Art (One of a kind)
  • Multiple Reproduction of the Original Thangka
  • Description

    Bhavachakra, The Wheel Of Life

    According to the ancient texts, the original model for the Bhavachakra, also known as Wheel of life was painted over the gateway of the Veluvana Bihara at Rajagriha on the instructions of the Buddha himself, who indicated exactly how the work should be done.

    About the Bhavachakra :

    The Buddha was inspired by the activities of one of his chief disciples, Maudgalyayana. Thanks to his mastery of psychic powers, Maudgalyayana was able to visit all beings in the different realms of existence, and to see them in different states of pain or pleasure; as a result, he became aware of the causes of these different states. The Buddha realized that there were not enough people like Maudgalyayana to teach all those who needed to hear his teaching.

    He, therefore, instructed his disciples to paint the Wheel of Life, a depiction of the different realms of existence, and their underlying processes, at the entrance to every monastery. The picture is not strictly a literal account of worldly existence but is effective in that it appeals to our imagination with its rich and powerful imagery.
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    Size: 15"/ 38 cm (width) x 20"/ 51 cm (height)
    Materials: Cotton Canvas, Acrylic Colors, Genuine 24K Gold
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    THIS THANGKA IS HAND-PAINTED IN THE TRADITIONAL STYLE AND THE QUALITY IS HIGH

    What causes damage to thangka?

    A thangka is a very vulnerable object due to the kind of materials used to make them. There are various things a thangka should be prevented from, they are listed below:

    -Water

    -Light

    -Pollution

    -Insect, vermin, and mold

    -Fire