Conch Shell Chakrasamvara Tibetan Newari ritual handmade Shankha

$187.00

  • This conch shell cakrasamvara is handmade in Nepal by Newar artist
  • Length: 8.5 inches
  • Outer Circumference: 12 Inches
  • Design: Wheel of life
  • Material: Natural conch shell

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Description

Conch Shell Chakrasamvara is handmade in Nepal by Newar artist. This is a real and natural conch shell.

  • Handmade Tibetan Ritual Item
  • Length: 8.5 inches
  • Outer Circumference: 12 Inches
  • Design: Chakrasamvara Deity
  • Material: Natural conch shell

 

According to Wikipedia Conch Shell Chakrasamvara can be explained as follows.

The Cakrasaṃvara Tantra (Sanskrit: चक्रसंवर तन्त्र) or Khorlo Déchok (Tibetan: འཁོར་ལོ་བདེ་མཆོགWylie: ‘khor lo bde mchog) is considered to be of the mother class of the Anuttarayoga Tantra in Vajrayana Buddhism.[1] It is also called the Discourse of Sri Heruka (sriherukabhidhana) and the Samvara Light (Laghusamvara). David B. Gray dates this tantra to the late eight or early ninth century.[2]

The Cakrasamvara Tantra is mostly dedicated to describing rituals and meditations which produce either mundane siddhis (accomplishment) such as flight and the supramundane siddhi of awakening. These are achieved through deity yoga (visualizing oneself as the deity) and the use of mantras.[2]

A Shankha is a conch shell of ritual and religious importance in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is the shell of a large predatory sea snail, Turbinella pyrum, found in the Indian Ocean.[citation needed]

In Hindu mythology, the shankha is a sacred emblem of the Hindu preserver god Vishnu. It is still used as a trumpet in Hindu ritual, and in the past was used as a war trumpet. The shankha is praised in Hindu scriptures as a giver of fame, longevity and prosperity, the cleanser of sin and the abode of goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth and consort of Vishnu.[citation needed]

The shankha is displayed in Hindu art in association with Vishnu. As a symbol of water, it is associated with female fertility and serpents (Nāgas). The shankha is the state emblem of the Indian state of Kerala and was also the national emblems of the Indian princely state of Travancore, and the Kingdom of Cochin.[citation needed]

The shankha is one also one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism, the Ashtamangala, and represents the pervasive sound of Buddhism.

A powder made from the shell material is used in ayurveda as a treatment for stomach ailments.

You can also find other Tibetan Jewelry and Tibetan thangka in our store.

Additional information

Weight3 kg
Dimensions21 cm

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