Avalokiteshvara Thangka Print For Meditation
Best Size 36 x 46 Inches
Yamadandalokeshvara, or Yamadanda Lokeshvara, is a highly revered deity in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. This deity is the manifestation of a peaceful form of Avalokiteshvara.
According to myths, Yamadandalokeshvara emerged from the tears of Avalokiteshvara, who wept upon seeing the suffering of sentient beings. The deity is said to have been tasked with guiding the dead through the afterlife, helping them to overcome the fears and obstacles that they encounter along the way. Yamadandalokeshvara is also associated with the bardo, or the intermediate state between death and rebirth, and is believed to help sentient beings navigate this challenging and often frightening realm.
About Our Artist, Mr. Rabi Shrestha
Mr. Rabi came from the humble farming community of Tokha, located north of Kathmandu, where his fascination with drawing began as a child. Art was his first love, and he enthusiastically pursued it, studying at Sirjana College and completing a BFA at Lalitkala Campus. However, he did not feel compelled to continue his formal studies to the Master's level as he knew that Paubha art was his true calling, and other art forms, such as portraiture or landscape painting, did not appeal to him at the time.
Influenced by the great Paubha artists of the valley, including Udaya Charan Shrestha, Lok Chitrakar, Samundra Man Singh Shrestha, and his guru Ram Prakash Shrestha, Rabi was a dedicated student of the art. He spent his mornings at college, afternoons with his guru painting and earning some cash, and evenings studying at home. He looks back on this time as his "learning and earning" phase, grateful for the unwavering support of his family and the rewards of his successful career.
Like other Paubha artists, Mr. Rabi adheres closely to the established rules while seeking to add style and flair to his work, particularly in the background and choice of paint medium. He enjoys the freedom of being an artist, working with poster colors, acrylic, oil, and natural pigments. He possesses a remarkable talent for painting intricate and detailed Paubha images at an astonishing rate, which surprises and astounds those familiar with the art form. In 2018, he earned a national award for his Swayambhu Purana – Jyotirupa painting, a testament to his skill and dedication.
Our artist Mr. Rabi took more than 1 year to complete this art. This was his first oil painting. The precise line composition, design fundamentals, and other necessary geometric parameters took him more than 3 months to lay out on the canvas. Furthermore, the combination and use of different colors give essence to the story that the art it portrays took most of his time. He put an absolute dedication to this art day in and day out with utmost devotion so that it helps in your practice. This thangka print will be perfect for any practitioner to practice Buddhism and daily meditation practice.
We are delighted to showcase the extraordinary Thangka prints by artist Rabi Shrestha. With a profound understanding of iconography and remarkable attention to detail, Rabi Shrestha captures the essence of spirituality in each of their masterful creations. Their skillful brushwork and meticulous use of colors bring these sacred images to life, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the rich symbolism and profound beauty of Thangka art. By offering his prints on our website, we aim to honor their artistic legacy and provide art enthusiasts with an opportunity to experience the transcendent world of Thangka through their incredible talent.
We do traditional brocade mount upon your request. We send available samples and price details for your final confirmation.
CONSECRATION OF THANGKA
As requested for consecrations/blessings, we can take the Thangka to Monasteries/Rinpoches from nearby Boudha Stupa. We kindly ask you to offer $20 for the monasteries for blessings/consecration services.