When we invite house guests, we often welcome them with a delicious delicacy. Similarly, when we invite the blessings of the deities in our practice, we honor them with a sacrificial cake, or torma. Carved in lightweight yet resilient wood, tormas are brightly painted with enamel.
The shape, ingredients, and color of a torma varies depending upon to whom it will be offered. The wooden shal-zé torma, painted red and adorned with circular white buttons, is placed in your offering bowl to conveniently represent the food offering.
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