KATHMANDU, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- The world's largest Thangka art has been put on display in Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Friday, on the first day of its three-city Nepal tour.
The magnificent art work that has already been exhibited in the major cities of the world has been displayed at Dasarth Stadium in the capital.
This is the second time that the largest Thangka art measuring a whooping 70 meter by 50 meter has been brought to Nepal.
Earlier, the same Thangka art was put on display in October 2012.
More than 10,000 volunteers from various countries had contributed for the completion of this magnificent piece of art. The grand piece weighing 1,900 kg was created by stitching 81 different pieces of fabrics.
The art work was completed in 2002 after an effort of eight years.
According to the organizers, this Thangka depicts the life story of Gautam Buddha from his birth to nirvana by summarizing the life cycle of the Buddha in 12 deeds. The art has been created to promote peace and spread positivity in the world.
People from different walks of life, especially followers of Buddhism and religious priests participated in the exhibit, which will be kept in the stadium till Saturday.
The Thangka art will be displayed in two other cities of Nepal, at the holy garden in Lumbini and in touristic city Pokhara later this month.