Tibetan Bell with Mallet4846
The sound of the bell will vary some as each are hand cast and slightly different.
You can use the wood mallet as you would a singing bowl by rubbing it around the bottom of the bell.
The bell is represented as the archetypal feminine principle the Dill boo [bell] who is depicted of perfection of wisdom directly perceiving the primordial nature of shunyata [emptiness]. The sound of the bell is empty and the sound arises as the bell is used then dissolves back into silence when the sound stops.
The bottom rim of the bell represents the disc of emptiness from which all arises symbolizing the ring of lower dorjes, the garlands of hanging pearls, the upper horizontal dorjes, all forming the base for eight seed syllables of the eight Goddesses.
The main feature of the bell is the handle which is the face of Vajra-para-mita, the greatest Goddess representing the union and perfection of all wisdom and awareness. From her elaborate crown rise the five wisdom jewels which form the vajra cap to the bell.
The Incense Sampler Works imports this item via cottage industry from Nepal.
SOLD BY: The Each. Approx. 5" High. One bell and one wooden mallet.