Twenty-One Taras by Mukti Singh Thapa


This work by master artist Mukti Singh Thapa is of Twenty-One Taras. Tara is the most important goddess in Buddhism and in Tibet is regarded as 'the mother of all Buddhas.' This work is based on the tantra '21 Praises of Tara' and each emanation represents one verse of praise. Red Tara is an especially powerful Tara and can change life dramatically in a single moment. Further, Amitabha Buddha can be found at the top center of the painting. This special piece is a true masterpiece and displays Thapa's mastery of the Tibetan style through its rich color palette, imaginative composition, and use of traditional iconography.

This original thangka, or paubha in Nepal, is painted in the traditional manner with ground mineral pigments on primed cotton canvas. For example, the central red figure is painted with rich cinnabar while the gold ornaments, such as the crowns and jewelry, are painted painstakingly with 24 carat gold. A painting of this size and complexity will take several months to compose, sketch and complete.

The original painting is available for the knowledgeable collector. Additionally, Mahakala Fine Arts has produced a Collector's Edition fine art print so that you can enjoy this museum quality work of art. Printed in three sizes, each size is limited to 100 prints and can only be found at Mahakala Fine Arts. They are printed on thick archival paper in the same professional quality used by top museums worldwide.

With your 120 cm (47 inch) and 80 cm (31 inch) fine art prints you will receive an authentication card, numbered and signed by the artist in English and Nepali script, as well as an artist biography. The 50 cm (20 inch) print is signed and numbered directly by the artist and comes with an artist biography.

Mahakala Fine Arts donates a portion of all print sales to social programs in the Himalaya. Please join us!

If you are interested in the original painting, please email Please note that the price ($999,999) on the website is just a placeholder. We will share the price on request as well as more information about this stunning painting.

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