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Item No: #TMB 01

Medicine Buddha Thangka Hand-painted in Gold

Size: 33 cm s x 39 cms
Material: Canvas
Color: water

Medicine Buddha, Bhaiṣajyaguru (भैषज्यगुरु), formally Bhaiṣajyaguruvaiḍūryaprabhārāja (भैषज्यगुरुवैडूर्यप्रभाराज, \"Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light\"), is the buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Commonly referred to as the \"Medicine Buddha\", he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his teachings.

Sanskrit name
Sanskrit भैषज्यगुरु (Bhaiṣajyaguru)
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 药师佛
Traditional Chinese 藥師佛
Tibetan སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་བླ།
Thai name
Thai พระไภษัชยคุรุไวฑูรยประภาตถาคต
Korean name
Hangul 약사불, 약사여래
Japanese name
Kanji 薬師, 薬師如来

What is a Thangka? 

A thangka, also known as tangka, thanka or tanka (Nepali pronunciation: [ˈt̪ʰaŋka]; Tibetan: ཐང་ཀ་; Nepal Bhasa: पौभा) is a painting on cotton, or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala of some sort. The thankga is not a flat creation like an oil painting or acrylic painting but consists of a picture panel which is painted or embroidered over which a textile is mounted and then over which is laid a cover, usually silk. Generally, thangkas last a very long time and retain much of their lustre, but because of their delicate nature, they have to be kept in dry places where moisture won\'t affect the quality of the silk. It is sometimes called a scroll-painting.
These thangka served as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas. One subject is The Wheel of Life, which is a visual representation of the Abhidharma teachings (Art of Enlightenment).
Thangka, when created properly, perform several different functions. Images of deities can be used as teaching tools when depicting the life (or lives) of the Buddha, describing historical events concerning important Lamas, or retelling myths associated with other deities. Devotional images act as the centerpiece during a ritual or ceremony and are often used as mediums through which one can offer prayers or make requests. Overall, and perhaps most importantly, religious art is used as a meditation tool to help bring one further down the path to enlightenment. The Buddhist Vajrayana practitioner uses a thanga image of their yidam, or meditation deity, as a guide, by visualizing “themselves as being that deity, thereby internalizing the Buddha qualities (Lipton, Ragnubs).”

We offer Genuine Hand painted Thangkas Different qualities and sizes. 
Our Thangkas are carefully made by the expert painters of Nepal.