Traditional hand-crafted mandala offering plate with rings. Embossed with a pleasing motif of alternating silver and gold-plating.
Mandala is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘circle’, indicating the centre and surroundings.
The Tibetan Buddhist mandala offering set, composed of matching plate and rings, represents the entire idealized cosmos including mystical Mount Sumeru, the sun, the moon, the stars, planets, the earth and oceans, while the grains of rice we offer represent all sentient beings, their wealth, enjoyments, etc. With this ritual set, one symbolically offers to the Buddhas and one’s Teacher everything imaginable thereby increasing one’s generosity and generating the two kinds of merit: the merit of wisdom and the merit of accumulations. It is said to help the practitioner accomplish the Six Transcendent Perfections.
Ring height ranges from 2cm (smallest) to 3cm (base), and top ornament measures 7cm high. Diameter ranges from 11cm (base ring) to 5cm (top ring).