A Brief Introduction to Buddhist Deities in Thangka by Lama P. Pakhrin|
The traditional of Thangka painting was just outset in Tibet and now is not confined only within Tibet and Tibetan community but those who adopted the Tibetan Buddhism learnt this art so as Tamangs, Sherpas, Thakalis, yolmo manangeys and Newars are the instances.
Most of the thangka viewer simply think that thangka is an art of the buddhist monk ortherelse nothing but , the Buddhist scholar of higher intellectuality revere it with entire homage considering mystic power of lamaiastic dieties, in accordance with the religious culture, the Thangka to be kept at the worship room sanctfies with holy water muttering mantras to enliven Thangkas mistice power and puts khada(a two feet long silk cloth)on it. Since then the devotee use to bow his/ her head before it at the time of worship specially in the morning time
Almost people never consider the Thangka as an object of decoration. By worship of Tara(Dolma) goddess results lucrative for the business and as well as the (Wrathful diety) Dharmapala protect from the hazardous, calamity, subduing enemies, averting accident and fulfilling ones desire in believed with empty heart.
In conclusion, the 14th Dalai Lama has been preaching about Kalachakra over the world for a decade and the importance, significance and the utility of it has been described well in this book. So, those who are interested to come to know about Kalachakra will help to some extent through this book.