Archive for August, 2013

Copper and silver Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Trumpet

28
Aug
Copper and silver Tibetan Buddhist Prayer  Trumpet
In Hindu and Buddhist religions it is a common practice to offer sound to god along with other offerings like flowers, fruits, water, incense and fire by way of lamp. Hindus offer sound by blowing conch or ring a bell. Buddhist, particularly Tibetan Buddhists offer sound by blowing a trumpet. This trumpet is called Tibetan Dungchen and also Rag-dung. This trumpet is a prayer trumpet or a prayer horn. This musical instrument is   used by Buddhist monks as a “sound offering”. This trumpet...
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Antique Copper And Brass Indian Ethnic Narsingha Trumpet

11
Aug
Antique Copper And Brass Indian Ethnic Narsingha Trumpet
Man blowing antique copper brass Indian ethnic Narsingha trumpet The trumpet shown in the picture is known as Narsingha or Ransingha trumpet and is mostly used in Nepal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Kullu Manali in the Himalayan ranges. This curved “S” shaped trumpet is hand made out of copper and brass combination. The main trumpet is made with copper and the trims and embellishments are of Brass. It is used like a bugle. Trumpet in two sections Thinner section is inserted into wider...
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Antique Brass And Copper Kamandalam

04
Aug
Antique Brass And Copper Kamandalam
Kamandalam is a water pot with a handle used by Hindu religious sadhus, sanyasis, munis, yogis, ascetics, Buddhist monks and Hindu mendicants to carry water. Kamandalam represents a self-contained and simple life. Kamandalam is also called as Kamandal or Kamandalu. It is traditionally made out of ripe bottle gourd, or pumpkin, or coconut shell, or from wood of the Kamandalataru tree. It is said that the water in a traditional pumpkin Kamandalam is equivalent to Amrutam, the elixir of life;...
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