- Stock: In Stock
- Model: 695
- SKU: 695
Ganta & Vajra Set: Rare, Tibet, 17th Century No.2
This is a powerful and ancient set. Note: The Vajra is old but not the original - alas lost in history, with detail worn by devotional use. It carries the ‘four leaf lotus’ (root energy) markings inside which is rare for any size.
The Ganta Bell is the ultimate universal symbol of Transcendent Wisdom. The Vajra/Dorje, (Vajra in Sanskrit/Dorje in Tibetan), is the representation of purity, the transcendental state of "emptiness" and the highest form of Love - Compassion. The sound of the Ganta (Bell) is regarded as auspicious in Tibet and used to drive away negative attachments. It represents the receptive Feminine energy and is used in the left hand as it draws in Wisdom. The Vajra represents the Masculine energy and is used in the right hand to project and transmit Compassion outwards.
The Ganta and the Vajra are always used together. In practice, the ringing of the Ganta calls beings to practice, and warns off malign influences and is also a musical offering. This is the the union that reveals enlightenment.
Size: 6” tall x 2.75” diameter
(09/07#20) - larger photos are available