Chakrasamvara Mandala by Mukti Singh Thapa


This magical painting by master artist Mukti Singh Thapa is of the Paramasukha Chakrasamvara Mandala, often described as the wheel ('chakra') of supreme bliss ('paramasukha'). This important meditational mandala depicts Samvara in union with his consort, Vajravahari. Their sexual embrace signifies the fusion of wisdom and compassion. This captivating piece displays Thapa's mastery of the 13th - 16th century Newar Design style through its rich color palette, precise lines, and expert 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. Prominent minerals in this work include rich blue lapis lazuli, brilliant red cinnabar and elegant green malachite. The gold ornaments, such as the crowns and jewelry, are painted painstakingly with 24 carat gold. A painting of this large size will take several months to compose, sketch and complete.

While the original painting has sold, Mahakala Fine Arts has produced a Collector's Edition fine art print so that you can collect this museum quality work of art. Printed in two 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 73 cm (29 inch) fine art print 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!

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