|About the Book|
A book on Mahayana iconography for the beginners. Primarily research work on Mahayana Icons and Thankas at behest of late Ms. Indira Gandhi (former Prime Minister of India), has a detailed description of icons and scriptures used in Tibetan Buddhism (Mahayana).Buddhism has been most pervasive influence over Asia for many long centuries dating back to the Maha-Parinirvana of Gautam Buddha in the 5th century B.C. Guru Padmasmbhava is known as Guru Rimpoche throughout the trans-Himalayan regions. The book throws light on his mission as well as others who carries the message of the Buddha to these areas.The name SANGS-RGYAS STONG means Thousand Buddhas, a well known Mahayana concept. The book has reproduced some of the rare Thankas in color and has large number of sketches and explanatory notes which would enable an average reader to understand and appreciate the basics of Mahayana Buddhism.