The Seventeen Panditas of Indian Buddhism Thangka

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This interactive thangka painting features Buddha Shakyamuni with the names and figures of The Seventeen Panditas of Indian Buddhism, also known as Seventeen Great Masters (Panditas) of Nalanda Monastery.

In the Tibetan tradition there is a classification of the Six Ornaments of India (Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Asanga, Vasubandhu, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti) and the Two Supreme Ones (Gunaprabha and Shakyaprabha). The categorization of seventeen described here was put together by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and expands upon these eight.

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