Thangka Paintings are not only valued for their aesthetic beauty, but primarily for their use as aids in meditational practices. Practitioners use thangkas to develop a clear visualization of a particular deity, strengthening their concentration, and forging a link between themselves and the deity. Historically, thangkas were also used as teaching tools to convey the lives of various masters. A teacher or lama would travel around giving talks on dharma, carrying with him large thangka scrolls to illustrate his stories.
The sacred art of Thangka Painting dates back to the 7th century. Originating in Nepal, it evolved into several schools of painting. Here at Norbulingka we practice Menri, which is characterized by life-like colors and a focus on a central figure surrounded by significant events or people in his life.
At Nepal Visitors, we have a large selection of thangka paintings. Our thangka paintings come in a variety of styles and we stock most Tibetan Buddhist deities in a variety of sizes. As we source all our thangka painting in Nepal, our speciality is the Tibetan and Newari thangka art, which the Nepalese excel in producing. These thangka painting are made in various parts of Nepal especially in Himalayan and Mountainous region, famous for its beautiful artwork and predominantly casted and expertly finished by artisans of Nepal.