Mandala is a circle which is a device for the Tantric meditation. It is a visual aid for concentration and introversive meditation leading to the attainment of insights and to activation of forces culminating in "Siddhi" supernatural forces. The Mandala is the graphic representation of this process. It is not only theoretical but practical also as an operational scheme involving a clear plan for practical realization of the process within oneself. It thus becomes an instrument (Yantra). There are many types and varieties of Mandalas depending on the nature of the central deity. The most classic pattern of Mandalas is of the Dhyani Buddha. This Thangka depicts Buddha Mandala. The figure in the center is of Medicine Buddha which is also known as Healing Buddha or Bhaishajyaguru. The Mandala represents "palace of purity" a magic sphere cleared of spiritual obstacles and unpurified. The square of the "Sacred palace" proper is end used in multiple circles of flame, Vajra, eight centuries (appears only in wrathful deities) lotus, then the inner square to reach to the deity of the Mandala.
Thangka is traditionally framed in borders of silk brocade. The brocade frame of the Thangka also holds symbolic meaning. The inner frame of brocade (often red) can be thought of as a rainbow gateway beyond which lies the pure land inhabited by the deity the Thangka represents. Attached to the top of the frame is a rectangle of colored silk which is long enough to hang all the way down to the bottom of the painting. This acts as a cover for the Thangka and allows it to be 'put to sleep' when it is not in use, as well as acting as a protective dust cover to keep the painting safe when it is stored. This material is usually woven in China and can use either Chinese motifs or more rarely nowadays traditional Tibetan designs. The finished painting is sewn within a brocade frame and finished with ribbons and silk to protect the image.
This Buddha Mandala Thangka Painting is wonderfully painted. The details of this Buddha Mandala Thangka Painting are painted very fine and can clearly be seen which makes this Buddha Mandala Thangka Painting so beautiful and special. Besides this Buddha Mandala Thangka Painting is framed in silk brocade which makes it more protective while storing and can be used in monastery or altar and other ritual purpose.