Shakyamuni Buddha with Shariputra and Maudgalyayana


Buy Buddhist art Tibetan thangka Shakyamuni Buddha with Shariputra and Maudgalyayana. This inspirational vertical embroidered tapestry, 35.25" x 24", depicts Shakyamuni Buddha in the company of his two disciples and the best students: Shariputra, known for his analytical abilities, on his right and Maudgalyayana, known for his magical powers, on his left.

Shakyamuni's right hand is resting on his right knee and fingers are touching the ground in bhumisparsa, the mudra of witness (earth-touching). The mere sight of this mudra signals to the believers that they are protected from harm.  In the palm of his left hand Shakyamuni Buddha holds a beggar's cup, which is characteristic of all Theravada Buddhist monks who traditionally used to beg for food in the morning and, around noon, eat together the food they've accepted.

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