High quality bronze alloy bell and dorje set with a very sought after resonant sound. Hand crafted in Deradhun, India.
The body of the bell displays a protective vajra fence in between a double row of pearls. Above this are the traditional eight heads of the Kirtimukha, which in this case also symbolise the eight heads of the Makara, a mythical crocodile-like creature from Indian mythology and protectors of the mandala. It is on their heads that the mandala palace rests. Each is holding a chain of jewels with Auspicious Symbols in between them. Above the Kirtimukha is a another row of vajras that symbolise the 16 emptinesses. Above this is an eight petalled lotus seat for the eight bodhisattvas and their consorts.
The Makara design is particularly favoured by practitioners of the Nyingma lineage.
Excellent sound quality! The set comes complete with protective case.
5 metal quality with 24K fully gilded handle and dorje.
height approx 18 cm
bell diameter approx 9.8 cm
Dorje approx 13 cm
N.B This is a hand crafted item and so please expect very slight colour differences between sets and minor makers blemishes.