A high quality bronze alloy nine-prong bell and dorje set with a dark finish and excellent sound quality.
These bells display 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.
This particular style is favoured by Nyingma practitioners as it has the traditional hole in the handle that represents the wisdom of emptiness.
They have a vibrant sustained tone of excellent quality!
5 Metal Bronze Alloy with 24K gilt handle and dorje.
Hand crafted in Deradhun, India
height approx 18 cm bell diameter approx 9.9 cm
9 Prong Vajra approx 13 cm