Tibet & Mongolian Art
Tibetan Buddhism or Vajrayana is a form of Buddhism practiced in Tibet and Mongolia. It also has a sizable number of adherents in the areas surrounding the Himalayas, including the Indian regions of Ladakh, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh, as well as Bhutan and Nepal.
Buddhism was introduced to Mongolia three times. The first one was in the period of the 6th century from India. The second introduction took place at the beginning of the 13th century. The third one was during the 16th century when for Mongolians, Tibetan Buddhism became a way of unifying people and creating a sense of nationalism.
Tibetan Buddhism is a religion with a large number of deities, this inspired the creation of religious objects including images in painting (Tsakli & Thangka) and sculptures for both home shrines and Monasteries
Tibetan language opens the door to a vast repository of literary, scientific and philosophical wisdom and is the primary language of classical Tibetan art, music, dance, literature, medicine, history, astrology and logic.
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