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Asta Mangala Crafted Tibetan Shang Bells

Shang Bells also calls Zhang(chyang) in Tibet, is a Tibetan ritual upturned flat hand bell employed by Bonpos and Shamans. Shang bells cam find 3 to 10 inches diameters.  Shang bells are believed to originate from Zhangzhung or Shangshung( ancient city of Tibet). They are symbolically similar to Drilbu or Ghanta(Bells).

Shangs are traditionally consecrated and made of sophisticated metallic alloy. A Shang consists of three principal parts: the flat bell part proper; the Gankyil, which is the center piece that holds the knocker; and the knocker or striker proper, which is often made of animal horn.

Traditionally it was believed that wielders use the shang as a tool to “cast” or “throw” tulpas. The shang was also believed to be useful in receiving information from the Eastern or Oriental conception of Aether, to induce trance or call spirits. The Shang is often used in rites in conjunction with the Phurba and Namkha.

Products Details

Diameter        : 5.5 Inch

Weight            : 400 Grams

Stone Crafted Medium Table prayer Wheel

Prayer wheel also called ‘Mane’ is spinning hollow cylinder useing in Buddhism as a ritual instrument. It has been inseparable part of Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. Prayers wheels are made by Copper where it has carved or embossed Buddhist Prayer Chants (Mantra). Traditionally, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is written in Newari language of Nepal, on the outside of the wheel. Also sometimes depicted are Dakinis, Protectors and very often the 8 auspicious symbols (Ashtamangala). At the core of the cylinder is a “Life Tree” often made of wood or metal with certain mantras written on or wrapped around it. Many thousands (or milloins in the case of larger prayer wheels) of mantras are then wrapped around this life tree. The Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is most commonly used, but other mantras may be used as well. According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on the lineage texts regarding prayer wheels, spinning such a wheel will have much the same meritorious effect as orally reciting the prayers.

Product Code: NCHPW-1004

Product Height: 17 Cm

Product Diameter: 8 Cm

Product Weight: 300 Gram

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