Kalachakra Mandala With Lotus | Tibetan Art | Thangka Painting

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Kalachakra Mandala With Lotus

About Our Thangka :

This Thangka is used as an instructional tool and auspicious talisman. The stylized astrological chart brings good fortune to all those who possess it ,see or display it. The painting is a collection of astrological, calendar and primary element symbols.

Mandala literally means a circle . The tibetan word for madala is Kyilkhor , which means “centre and surrounding environment .” In simple terms it is a circle used as a visual aid for concentration and introversive meditation . Meditating using a mandala leads to the attainment of insights and it helps to increase one’s level of concentration . It also helps to activate forces within oneself which culminates into “Siddhi ” or super – natural forces . The mandala is the graphic representation of this process . It is not only theoretical but practical as an operational scheme involving a clear plan for practical realization of the process within oneself . It thus becomes an instrument ( Yantra ) . It is believed that by just looking at a mandala one’s soul is spiritually purified. Thus , a mandala represents the palace of purity a magic circle cleansed of spiritual obstacles and impurities . The square of the sacred palace is enclosed in multiple circles of flame, vajra and lotus . These three circles forming the outer rims of the mandala symbolizes enlightenment , which the meditating person must gain , before he or she can enter the illuminated palace . The mandala then consists of the inner square where the deity of the mandala resides .

The outer most circle or the fire circle also known as the Fire of wisdomConsists of the purifying fire . The diamond circle or the vajra circle expresses strength and fearlessness and finally the lotus circle expresses the open state of devotion , that is necessary to enter the palace . These three elements denotes the state of mind that the follower or the person meditating must possess before practicing the dharma .

The name of the mandala is determined according to the deity residing in the centre of the sacred palace .


Size with Brocade: 30" / 70 cm (width) x 39"/ 99 cm (height)
Canvas Size : 16" / 41 cm (width) x 16"/ 41 cm (height)
Materials: Cotton Canvas, Acrylic Colors, Genuine 24K Gold



How does mold damage a Thangka ?

A humid room without air circulation is the perfect environment for mold growth. If a thangka in such a room becomes damp or wet, mold will grow on it. This growth can badly damage the cloth, the pigment, and the binder. Molds form a fuzzy coating on the thangka.