The art of Thanka painting is very old and was practiced as early as 3rd century B.C. in Nepal and Tibet. The word "Thangka" is believed to have come from the Tibetan word "thang yig" meaning a written record. These scared painting known as Pauvha in Nepali and Newari and Thangka in Tibetan are paraphernalia of Buddhist and Hindus experience God jotting them down in form of art in the canvas. These paintings generally represent Buddhist and Hindu Gods, Goddesses, meditating Buddha and His life cycle, wheel of Life, Mandala, Bhairab, Manjushree, Green Tara etc.
Consecration is a ceremonial process of blessing the thangkas. Rinpoche Lama; a highly realized Buddhist master makes offerings to request the master's blessings. The master, endowed with the clear mind of enlightenment, is able to "bring alive" the image on the thangka by infusing it with energy and beseeching the deity to open its eyes and look upon all sentient beings. Once properly consecrated, the thangka is a receptacle of wisdom and is considered as living Goddess. It is ready to be hung and venerated as a genuine living embodiment of enlightened mind.