A nice quality smaller size bronze alloy bell and dorje set with a very sought after resonant sound. The bell handle and vajra display five prongs.
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 also symbolise the Makara, a mythical crocodile-like creature from Indian mythology and protectors of the mandala. Each is holding a chain of jewels with vajras 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 handle and vajra have been fire gilded with 24k gold.
For those of you who prefer a small size bell for practice or travel without compromising on the sound quality. These are amongst the best smaller size bell sets that we have been able to find in Nepal.
Bronze Alloy with 24k fully gilded handle and fully gilded dorje.
height approx 15.5 cms (6 inches)
Bell diameter approx 8.5 cms
Dorje approx 10.8 cm
brocade case is included with this set.
This is a hand crafted item from Nepal and so please expect slight makers blemishes.