This colorful Buddha Dragon T-Shirt will bring you peace of mind and embrace you with spiritual energy. It depicts Gautama Buddha when he became enlightened, surrounded by other smaller Buddhas and a couple Tibetan dragons shown as Defenders of Faith and protectors of the earth.
Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini (a town situated in what is Nepal now) under the full moon of May to the clan of the Shakyas, a warrior tribe (hence the name Shakyamuni Buddha). Gautama’s father was the king of Kapilavastu, so Gautama was born a prince, but he chose the path of asceticism and became enlightened, realizing the Four Noble Truths that form the basis of his spiritual teachings.
In Asia, the dragon and serpent-like creatures are deities of the water, living in the sea, rivers, lakes and clouds, and are benevolent protectors of the treasures of the earth, as opposed to the malevolent nature given by European culture.
Although the dragon seems to belong more in folklore than pure Buddhism, it is often depicted in Buddhist objects and temples guarding the Three Treasures Jewel, or as safekeeper of Cintamani, the magic jewel that treasures and gives knowledge. Occasionally, the dragon may appear as a symbol of the Buddha nature itself.
This Buddha Dragon T-Shirt is 100% cotton with white background.