Size: 30*30 cm
This is Kalachakra Mandala thangka which made on Rincheling thangka gallery and art school, where have mostly are Girls artist who are comes from different hills area of Nepal. This is 10days work of thangka. This thangka made on cotton canvas colors used natural stone color and 24k gold. To prepare canvas used natural clay with glue. So, canvas is very strong and very soft. Sketch part done by Tashi lama, which is very important part for each and every thangkas. If sketch is not good proportion, then thangka is not good, so our thangka is different then market thangkas. after sketch start to color where we used natural stone color which we import from Tibet. After color making very thin and soft color lining which also very important. Then used 24 caret gold carving. And face is making end of time, before start to make face have to get permission from high lama which date and time is suitable to open the eyes. Without permission if open the eyes of deities that is not good to used for worships, prey and meditation.
In our school each and every artist are doing meditation almost 15-20 minutes, which are very important to crate compassion and positive energy. Then start to make the thangkas sits on east direction, because direction is also very important to crate the good thangka. If artist sits on wrong direction, when make thangka then it crate negative energy for the users. So, in our school followed all rules and regulation to crate thangka. when people used thangkas it will crate compassion, love, positive vibes.
And sale of 45% is goes to all of the artist of Rincheling art school who comes from different hills area of Nepal. Nepal is still under Developing country where mostly girls are out of education and jobs, so it makes very hard life in rural area where no roads no electricity. So we are collecting the artist from rural area and giving opportunity became self-dependent in there’s life.
Kalachakra (Ku Kyi Kor Lo) At the center is Nine lotus petal which represent Shri Kalachakra, predominantly blue, with four faces, twenty-four hands and two legs, embraced by the consort, Vishvamata, yellow with four faces and eight hands. Adorned with crowns, gold and jewel ornaments and an array of hand objects they stand atop two prone figures and lotus blossom surrounded by the red flames of pristine awareness. Standing in a circle, eight figures each with three faces and eight hands, in an assortment of colours, surround the central deity. Outside of the inner enclosure are eight seated figures embracing consorts alternating between golden vases. Outside of that are twelve figures with consorts and four guardian deities standing watch at the four doors. In the protruding structures of the four doors are eight small figures of various colours.The floor of the celestial palace is divided into four colours ornately patterned with floral designs: yellow, white, blue and red. The four doors represented at each side by the ‘T’ shaped structures each have four levels. The outer black lines forming a square enclosure represent the stylized decorative facade on the four sides of the upper palace roof. Surrounding that are concentric rings of various colours with the final ring composed of the multi-coloured flames of pristine awareness completely encircling. At the top center is the primordial buddha Vajradhara, blue in colour with the two hands folded across the heart holding a vajra and bell. At the left is Suchandra, King of Shambhala, emanation of Vajrapani, blue in colour with the two hands held at the heart in the mudra (gesture) of teaching and holding the stem of a lotus blossoming at the right shoulder supporting a gold vajra. Richly attired in opulent garb and a headdress of various colours in sits in vajra posture on a seat of swirling pink clouds surrounded by a red nimbus. Suchandra received the Kalachakra teachings directly from the buddha Shakyamuni at the Dhanyakataka caitya at Amaravati in South India and later safeguarded the teachings in the northern central Asian kingdom of Shambhala. At the right in similar appearance is Manjukirti, 8th King of Shambhala and founder of the Kulika lineage of royal descent, emanation of Manjushri, orange in colour. With the two hands held to the heart in the teaching mudra he holds the stems of two utpala blossoms supporting a wisdom sword and book.