Elegant 6-piece mandala offering set, hand-crafted with finely engraved details in oxidised copper. The set contains a top ornament, 3 concentric rings with a 4th closed base, and a raised platform.
To be placed upon your home altar as a perpetual offering, the set is composed of finely engraved copper with floral motifs and accented with gold-plated trim. The raised platform includes a stylised double-dorje floral motif with a Wheel of Joy at its centre. The topmost ‘crown jewel’ is inlaid with coral on one side and turquoise on its reverse.
Mandala is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘circle’ indicating the centre and surroundings.
The Tibetan Buddhist mandala offering represents the entire idealised 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.
Rings range from 3.5-13 cm in diameter, with a height of 3.5cm. The raised platform has a diameter of 21.5cm and is 7cm tall. Top ornament is 10.5cm tall.
Made in Nepal.