Vijaya (black based) Painted Thangka
Thangka with brocade border 36x28inches (91x71cms)
Thangka without brocade border 18x14inches (46x36cms)
Please inquire if you wish to order without the brocade border.
Vijaya is a female Bodhisattva of longevity. Her practice is said to protect against worldly disasters, lengthen life span, and bring happiness and wisdom.
Young and beautiful, Vijaya wears the ornaments of a dakini and possesses eight arms and three faces. Her central face is white and her demeanor peaceful, signifying that she is an antidote to sickness and injuries. Her right face is yellow and slightly wrathful, representing her as a granter of longevity, while the blue face represents that she is a protector against negative karma. In her arms she carries arrows, a Vajra, a Buddha idol, a noose, bows, and a chalice containing nectar.
Each thangka is created using traditional methods and strictly adhering to the proportions of deities as they are laid down in Buddhist scripture. The colors are natural, extracted from plants and minerals, and adorned with 24k gold paint. Each piece is witness to a unique tradition that survives intact to this day.
The thangka comes framed in a traditional silk brocade border.
Learn more about thangka painting at Norbulingka here.