This Kalachakra Mandala is hand-painted by the master artist in Kathmandu Valley. It is painted on cotton canvas with a Tibetan design. It comes unframed. You can frame it on western-style framing or add on traditional-style silk brocade.
"Kala" means time and "chakra " means cycle in Sanskrit word. Kalachakra is the representation of the cyclical nature of time in Hindu and Buddhist cosmologies. The teachings, called Kalachakra Tantra, are considered to be some of the most advanced and complex in Tibetan Buddhism. It is a two-dimensional representation of the five-story palace of the Kalachakra deity, in which a total of 722 deities resides, with Kalachakra and his consort Vishvamata united in an embrace of perpetual bliss at the very center. The Mandala practice of Kalchakra is to initiate to “enter” into the mandala and identify with the deity represented therein.
The floors of the palace depicted in the Kalachakra Mandala, from the ground up, represent:
- Enlightened body
- Enlightened speech
- Enlightened mind
- Enlightened wisdom
- Enlightened great bliss
Arrayed around the palace are four elemental rings and two outer rings. From the inside out they are:
- Product Size: 40 cm X 40 cm
- Cotton Canvas
- Materials Used: Natural Colors
Keeping Kalachakra mandala at the home, office or in a meditation area of a home brings out the pure positive energy. Meditating or performing yoga sow the positive seeds upon the mindstream of the observer which will ripen beneficially in the future in all spiritual, physical and emotional levels.
All Thangka Paintings at Himalayas Shop are genuine hand paintings from Nepal painted by highly skilled lama artists. These hand paintings thangka are painted on cotton canvas using natural stone color and other materials like gold, silver, lapis mineral.
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