Thanka

MUKTI SINGH THAPA

posted on 10 Dec 2008 19:57 by dzibeads in Thanka
Mukti Singh Thapa is one of Nepal's foremost traditional painters and one of the principal originators of the revived Newar style of painting. A Magar from Bandipur in the Eastern hills, Mukti Singh came to Kathmandu and began painting in the mid 1970s, and quickly became attracted to the early medieval Newar style of the 13-16th centuries. In this style he has become a master, one of the only painters using this style and associated techniques who does not rely on copying earlier works, preferring to design his own compositions within the bounds of the Newar paintings iconography and canon. He paints almost exclusively in the natural pigments of the Newar palette.

This exhibition displays the works in Mukti's atelier at the end of 2007.


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Mahakala Head

Vairocana

Machhendranath

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Green Tara

posted on 22 Oct 2008 17:09 by dzibeads in Thanka

This green tara picture is from Ganesh Thanka. if you like to see releated post visit Ganesh Thanka , and also you can find another high quality pictures too.
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BEST GANESH THANKA PAINTING

posted on 09 Sep 2008 15:30 by dzibeads in Thanka
GANESH THANKAThis is wonderful Newari Thanka of Ganapati (Ganesh in hinduism) in our Gallery, wheres Ganapati worship lokeshwor as form of Stupa, the central figure in this superb painting, is associated with good fortune, auspicious beginnings, and the successful overcoming of obstacles. "Ganapati" is the Buddhist name for the Hindu elephant head-god ( read: WHY GANESHA HAS ELEPHANT HEAD ), Ganesha, the god of wisdom is also known as "siddhi data" or bestower of success in work. He is worshipped as the lord of wisdom and success, beginnings and as the lord of defender and remover of obstacles, and patron of arts. This is a master piece newari thanka by master artist Bal Krishna. Here I tried to post some better detail image of this thanka.


In this Thanka Ganapati worshiping a Stupa with Pancha Buddha, Avlokeshwor appear above stupa holding full blown lotus in his left hand while right hand exhibits the abhaya mudra (gesture). Dhyani Buddha Amoghasiddhi and Green Tara also appears at Top of the thangka. Amoghasiddhi Sitting in meditation position above clouds, his left hand rest upon the lap and the right hand exhibits the abhaya mudra. he is green in color.
On the Top right of thanka Green Tara sitting on branch of tree. Green tara reaches out her hand in the gesture of granting protection, freeing one from fear, obstacles, and difficulties. With her right foot stepping forward, she is alert, determined, and ready to actively help all who call upon her.
Green Tara is known as the 'Swift One' or the 'Swift Liberator' due to her immediate response to those who request her aid. Green Tara's compassion for the welfare of all living beings is said to be even stronger than a mother's love for her children, also holding half blown water-lily with long petals. The four-armed Ganesh sitting on top of a lotus platform in front of stupa. His primary hands exhibit Namskar mudra gesture of worship. 2nd right hand offering flowers at stupa and 2nd left hand holding axe and offering lotus flower by his trunk. He is jeweled with crown. He also wears a scarf, arranged in lappets on his shoulders; and a beautifully patterned skirt (dhoti), secured below his ponderous belly, covers his thighs. (see below click image for view larger image)

This wonderful Newari Thanka is painted by the experienced master artists Bal krishna, of Nepal who have been in this business for generations. Click image for view detail.
This thanka is one of the best thanka among our collection. Below is Some other Thanka paintings in Our Arts Gallery.
GOLD THANKA PAINTINGS In Our Dharma Gallery
SITATAPATRA GOLD THANKA Green Tara Green Tara
MANDALA THANKA PAINTINGS In Our Dharma Gallery
12 Chakra Buddha Mandala Buddha Mandala Avalokiteshwor Mandala Chakrasamvara Shakti
FIGURE THANKA PAINTINGS In Our Dharma Gallery

WHITE TARA Japanease Avalokiteshwor Japanease Avalokiteshwor Detail Standing White Tara
WHEEL OF LIFE THANKA PAINTINGS In Our Dharma Gallery
Wheel Of Life Frame Wheel Of Life Wheel Of Life
NEWARI THANKA PAINTINGS In Our Dharma Gallery
Chakra samvar Ganesha ThankaDhyani Buddha Vairochana Dhyani Buddha Ratnasambhava GREEN TARA Ganesha Thanka Ganesha Thanka the story about Creation of Kathmandu Valley
the story about Creation of Kathmandu Valley Newari Ganesha Thankathe story about Creation of KalaChakra

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TIBET ARTS EXHIBITION

posted on 25 May 2008 20:41 by dzibeads in Thanka
This is our promotional poster for Tibet Arts Exhibition at Central World Center. Don't Miss This Exhibition. TIBET ARTS EXHIBITION