The historical
Gautama Buddha
with his 2 main
disciples Shariputra 
and Maudgalyayana
He sits on a lotos,
covered with sun and
moon discs and 
on a throne, protected
by four snow lions.
In front of his
throne emanates
the serpent deity
Nagaraja.
The mystical beings
in his aura (e.g. snow
lions, elephants,
horses, Nagas and 
Garuda) symbolize 
various magical
powers and wisdoms.
His mantra is TAYATA
OM MUNE MUNE
MAHA MUNAYA
SVAHA. Seed syllable:
MUM

Shakya Tubpa
Tibetan thangka
painted by:
Dorje Taktzak
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  Taeger Collection 
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