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Chenrezig - Thousand Armed Thangka
Chenrezig - Thousand Armed Thangka
Chenrezig - Thousand Armed Thangka

Chenrezig - Thousand Armed Thangka

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Hand painted on cotton canvas by master thangka artists located in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

Painted colour has been made by crush stone and vegetable pigments with gold detail.

Cotton canvas art allows to be mounted in western-style frame or set in coloured brocade in traditional style (contact us at tibetanemporium@mail.com for further information on brocade setting)

Description:

LOKESHWOR / Avalokitesvara (Sanskrit) Chenrezig 'Chag don Chen don' (Tibetan: Chenrezig Thousand hand & Thousand eyes)

Lokeshwor means the Lord who looks down toward the entire realm with compassion. Lokeshwor is variably depicted, described and portrayed differently in different cultures and countries as either a male or a female Buddhist deity.

Etymology:

Avalokitesvara took a vow never to rest until he freed all sentient beings from suffering. Despite strenuous effort, he found the task too difficult and he basically fell to pieces. His arms shattered and his head split into eleven pieces.

Amitabha Buddha witnessing his plight gave him eleven heads one for each piece that his original head had split into. Buddha Amitabha picked up all the pieces of his body and the head. At the same time he said, "This happened because of your prayer. You deserve the praise of all Buddhas since your prayer was so valuable. Then, he blessed his broken heads into eleven faces and he set upon those heads and his broken body into one thousand hands like one thousand petals of the lotus. Thereafter he said, "I bow to you because your thousand hands are the hands of the thousand universal emperors and those eyes in each of the palms are the eyes of one thousand Buddhas who will appear in this fortunate aeon. After that, Avalokiteshvara appeared in many different forms in order to tame sentient beings and he successfully accomplished many activities.

Dimensions: (approximate)

51cm x 40cm

Kindly note: Traditional thangka artists do not sign their name on their completed work.

By not doing so, it is a symbol of humility and reluctance to take any merit for the work that they created. Preferably, the artwork is considered as a tribute to the dharma and the deity they create.

Please be aware of the misconception that thangka art is worth more when signed by the artist.