Acrylic/mixed media on stretched canvas
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a Buddhist temple and museum complex located in the Chinatown district of Singapore. The temple was built to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha. It is claimed that the relic of Buddha from which it gains its name was found in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar.
One of main deities in this ornate and beautiful temple is Samantabhadra. Samantabhadra is a bodhisattva (“buddha-to-be”) associated with practice and meditation. Together with Gautama Buddha and his fellow bodhisattva Mañjuśrī, he forms the Shakyamuni trinity in Buddhism. He also represents kindness and happiness and is depicted in this temple seated on an elephant with six tusks. The depiction is very similar to the way Indra (a Vedic deity in Hinduism who is considered to be the King of heaven and god of lightning, thunder, storms and rain) is represented in Hindu mythology. This goes to show that Hinduism and Buddhism are intertwined and have many commonalities.
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gesso, acrylic, deli paper