Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Thangka > Buddha > Maya Devi and Buddha's Birth (Tibetan Buddhist)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Maya Devi and Buddha's Birth (Tibetan Buddhist)

Maya Devi and Buddha's Birth (Tibetan Buddhist)

Maya Devi and Buddha's Birth (Tibetan Buddhist)

Availability:
Only One in stock
Exclusive
Specifications:

Tibetan Thangka Painting

Size of Painted Surface 16 inch X 16 inch
Size with Brocade 27 inch X 34 inch
Deal 40% Off
Item Code:
TE45
Price:
$595.00
Discounted:
$357.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$238.00 (40%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Maya Devi and Buddha's Birth (Tibetan Buddhist)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 41403 times since 9th Oct, 2017

The Buddha's birth is the stuff of legends in the subcontinent to this day. Born into the chief family of the Shakya clan to King Suddhodhana and Queen Mayadevi, His given name was Siddhartha while Gautama was the family name. As a Kshatriya, His sovereign right extended over present-day Lumbini and Kapilavastu located in the East of the subcontinent. However, all this is merely extrinsic fact. Folk tales have it that His promise of enlightenment was conspicuous since His very birth, an event that has been portrayed with great exquisiteness in this superbly detailed thangka.

In patrilocal Eastern India, it has been the norm for an expecting mother to give birth to the baby in her father's home (mayka) as opposed to her husband's (sasuraal). The resplendent Queen Mother was making the customary journey when she came across a particularly handsome grove and decided to camp there to soak in natural appeal for a while. While her entourage of handmaidens were setting up the tents, she paced up to an alluring saal tree and took a branch in her hand. At once she caught herself in the throes of labour. While her handmaidens held up a sheet to conceal her, she had the fateful delivery right then and there, standing erect with the saal branch in her right hand as her only means of support. This happened to have been the start of a tradition of female iconography in thangka: amply endowed, swivelled hips and arm raised over the head, symbolic of fertility and divinity.

Her face is pale from the exhaustion and her torso is flushed. Yet she extends her left hand in blessing over her child, her classical countenance composured in maternal cheer. Legend has it that the baby took seven steps the moment He emerged from her womb, a rubescent lotus blooming on the verdant forest floors where He set his holy foot. The Hindu creator-preserver-destroyer trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva looked on from svargalok (the higher realm of existence equivalent to the heavens) with folded palms, testifying to His holiness. It was then that the baby declared that there is none like Him, the finger raised above the head to include all the three realms of existence in His declaration.

The sheer extent of detail in this painting renders it a jewel among Exotic India's collection of thangkas. The saal tree has been given a curvature so lifelike and a crown so luxuriant, no wonder Queen Mayadevi was struck by its allure. Each blade of grass, curve of the leaves, and outline of animals in the woods have been marked out by the team of monks that put together this work of art, all the way to the background where the pristine towers of her sasuraal-kingdom is visible in the distance. Note how one of the handmaidens holding up the sheet has taken to folding her hands in greeting to the divine, by tucking her end of the sheet under her arms in order to not let it slip. The theme of the painting is so intensely spiritual, the pastels employed so strong, that this thangka is bound to suffuse your space with divinity and beauty.

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Maya Devi and Buddha's Birth (Tibetan Buddhist) (Thangka | Paintings)

Tibetan Buddhist Goddess White Tara -Goddess of Long Life (Thangka Without Brocade)
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size- 21 inch X 29.7 inch
Item Code: TZ80
$255.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Saviour Goddess White Tara
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface 15.5 inch X 21 inch
Size with Brocade 28 inch X 38 inch
Item Code: TI61
$210.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Vasudhara - Goddess of Good Luck and Knowledge
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface - 14.2 inch X 19.5 inch
Size with Brocade - 24 inch X 35 inch
Item Code: TN26
$165.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Goddess Green Tara Mandala
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface - 15.7 inch X 16.7 inch
Size with Brocade - 25.5 inch X 33.5 inch
Item Code: TH56
$195.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
(Tibetan Buddhist) Sapta-Lochani Goddess White Tara Who Bestows The Special Gift of Long Life on Her Devotees
Deal 30% Off
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface 10.5 inch X 14.0 inch
Size with Brocade 20.5 inch X 34.5 inch
Item Code: TX59
$135.00$94.50
You save: $40.50 (30%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Emerald Green Goddess Green Tara - Tibetan Buddhist Brocadeless Thangka
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size - 16 inches X 21.5 inches
Item Code: TZ45
$275.00
 With Frame (Add $135.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nepalese Form of Devi Lakshmi, Daughter Of The Oceans (Brocadeless Thangka)
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size - 11.5 inches X 17.5 inches
Item Code: TZ42
$235.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Superfine Tibetan Buddhist Goddess of Compassion White Tara - Large Size Brocadeless Thangka
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size - 30 inches X 44 inches
Item Code: TZ38
$595.00
 With Frame (Add $275.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I love antique brass pieces and your site is the best. Not only can I browse through it but can purchase very easily.
Indira, USA
Je vis à La Martinique dans les Caraïbes. J'ai bien reçu votre envoi 'The ten great cosmic Powers' et Je vous remercie pour la qualité de votre service. Ce livre est une clé pour l’accès à la Connaissance de certains aspects de la Mère. A bientôt
GABRIEL-FREDERIC Daniel
Namaskar. I am writing to thank Exotic India Arts for shipping the books I had ordered in the past few months. As I had mentioned earlier, I was eagerly awaiting the 'Braj Sahityik Kosh' (3 volumes). I am happy to say that all the three volumes of it eventually arrived a couple of days ago in good condition. The delay is understandable in view of the COVID19 conditions and I want to thank you for procuring the books despite challenges. My best wishes for wellness for everyone in India,
Prof Madhulika, USA
Love your collection of books! I have purchased many throughout the years. I love you guys!
Stevie, USA
Love your products!
Jason, USA
Excellent quality and service, best wishes to you all.
James, UK
Thank you so much for your wonderful store and wonderful service. A Naga Kanya stat arrived yesterday. The sculpture was very well packaged, and it is very beautiful. I am very very happy with the statue and very grateful to your company for providing access to such lovely works of art. Thank you for providing truly beautiful objects and for providing great service. All the very best to you,
Jigme, Canada
Thank you! You guys saved me... there were no other options online for the book I purchased today that I needed for a specific course. So thank you for carrying the book and the easy purchase process. I look forward to receiving the books.
Amanda, USA
Great selection of Books Timely delivery
Ed, USA
Namaste Exotic India Art. Thank you so much for the beautiful statues. Absolutely stunning craftsmanship. I am very grateful and blessed to have such beautiful artworks in my home.
Stephanie, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India