Very rare Vintage Bhodhisattva Padmapani Lokeshvara in Nevari Style | Buddha and Boddhisattvas | Ritual Thanka
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Very rare Vintage Bhodhisattva Padmapani Lokeshvara in Nevari Style

Size / Weight: 35 x 44.5 inches, 89 x 113 cms / 500 gms
Material: Pure 24 Carat Gold,Gouache and acrylic colors on Cotton Canvas
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Description

The Bodhisattva of Great Compassion Standing Padmapani Lokeshvara Thangka Painting:


This exquisite thangka painting of Padmapani Lokeshvara was painted by
Mr. Balaram during the late 20th century. This thangka painting or in other words “Paubha Painting” depicts the Newari Style of thangka painting which belongs to the indigenous newar community of the Kathmandu Valley.

It is said that Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara made strong vows in front of Buddha Amitabha to intentionally manifest into the three realms of the world in order to liberate all sentient beings from their sufferings. He also vowed that if by chance his compassion and courageous mind of mercy for all sentient beings were to decrease, then let his head and body just completely crack and fall into thousand pieces .Receiving blessings from Buddha Amitabha, Lokeshvara went through universal manifestations into the three realms of existence. Thereafter he went to Hell and emancipated them from both the hot and cold hells by teaching the mantra of Great Compassion. He in turn went to ghost realm, human, asura and deva realms to free sentient beings from their respective types of suffering. Through these actions he thoroughly emptied the ocean of suffering. Following this he went back to Buddha Amitabha and declared that the liberation had been Effected. Buddha Amitabha then said to him,” You should look back into the world again. Lokeshvara looked back and saw that the world was once again filled with sadness and sufferings. This disappointed him and his body and head cracked and fell apart into one thousand pieces. Buddha Amitabha then said to him,” My son where has your courage, your mental strength gone”He picked up all the pieces of his body and the head. At the same time he said “This happened because of your vow. However, noble son, don’t worry.” He then blessed his broken heads into eleven faces and he sat upon those heads, and his broken body emanated into one thousand hands like one thousand petals of a lotus. Thereafter he said “I bow to you because your thousand hands are the hands of the thousand universal emperors and those eyes in each of the palm of the hands are the eyes of one thousand Buddhas who will appear in this fortunate a eon .After that Lokeshvara appeared in many forms and he successfully accomplished innumerable altruistic actions.


Lokeshvara wears all the ornaments: earrings, bracelets and so forth .He also wears an antelope skin on his shoulders and carries various weapons in his hands. Lokeshvara is a cosmic form of Avalokiteswara and is represented with eleven heads and one thousand arms .He is adorned with all the six jewels and is dressed in a monastic robe.


Lokeshvara is also the spiritual father of White Tara and Green Tara who were said to be formed from his two drops of tears when he saw the pain and suffering in the sentient beings. They are all boddhisattvas (liberators of the sentient beings from pain and suffering ) who have very prominent spots among the Tibetan Deities.


Padmapani (lotus holder) is a Sanskrit term referring to Lokeshvara, the bodhisattva, having one face and two hands. The left hand holds the stem of a blossoming lotus flower. The textual inspiration for the imagery of Lokeshvara in this appearance are the Sutras of the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism. Padmapani is also used as a synonym for Lokeshvara.

The term is commonly found as an epithet, as well as a descriptive term, referring to the lotus held in the left hand. The right hand, opening outward, is lowered in a gesture of granting favors, which also indicates his readiness to help. Draped over his left shoulder is the skin of a wild deer renowned for its compassionate nature.

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Size: 16"/ 41 cm (width) x 21"/ 53 cm (height)
Materials: Cotton Canvas, Acrylic Colors, Genuine 24K Gold
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THIS THANGKA IS HAND-PAINTED IN THE TRADITIONAL STYLE BY NEPALI ARTIST AND THE QUALITY IS HIGH

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Framing:
-Not mounted on a traditional brocade
-Tibetan Silk brocade is available in a variety of colors and quality
-Price ranges from $35 to $100 depending upon the silk quality
-Additional 3 business days for this service
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-Free Shipping
-Standard Courier Services
-4-10 business days for delivery
-All items are insured
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Return Policy:
-Returns are accepted within 60 business days.
-You can ship either to Nepal or Texas (USA), whichever works better for you.
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We will be more than happy to answer all your questions.
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Please contact us to:
- Custom order a thangka of any Vajrayana deity. Usually, it takes 2-5 months (depending on complexity) to finish such a thangka of average size.

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