Indian protective pendant. Kali
Silver 925, copper,
Wheel of life turning on the back.
Weight of 56 grams
solid silver 925.
Turquoise du Hubei
Agate called "nan hong" (southern red) of Yunnan
mantra of compassion turning to the back thanks to a high-precision German ball bearing system.
Entirely artisanal work.
Tangka is painted at Longwu Temple, also called Wutun. Tibetan lamaserie located in Rebkong Tibetan Prefecture, Amdo Province, called Huangnan in Qinghai Province in China and is 186 km from Xining.
Renowned center of Tibetan thangka painting. Regong arts were inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The colors of this tangka are composed of pure gold and crushed minerals.
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology in Paris, all our subjects are expertized and certified.
Goddess Kali is the leader of the Mahavidyas, a group of ten tantric goddesses who each form a different aspect of the mother goddess Parvati.
Kali's first appearance is that of a destroyer of the forces of evil. She is the most powerful form of Shakti, and the goddess of one of the four subcategories of Kulamārga, a category of tantric saivism. It destroys evil in order to protect the innocent. Over time, Kali has been revered by devotional movements and tantric sects under the names of Divine Mother, Mother of the Universe, Adi Shakti or Adi Parashakti.
The Hindu shakta and tantric sects also worship it as the ultimate reality or Brahman.
She is also considered the divine protector and the one who gives moksha, or liberation.
Kali is often depicted standing or dancing to her husband, the Hindu god Shiva, who finds himself calm and prostrate under her. Kali is revered by Hindus throughout India and Nepal.
Kālī is the feminine form of "time" or "the fullness of time" with the masculine noun "kāla", and by extension, time as "a changing aspect of nature that gives life or death to things". His other epithets include Kālarātri ("the dark night") and Kālikā ("the black night").
The homonym kāla (fixed time) is distinct from kāla (black), but these have become associated by popular etymology. The association is seen in a passage from the Mahābhārata, depicting a female figure who carries away the spirits of warriors and killed animals. She is called Kali Mata ("the black mother") and also kālī which, as Coburn notes, can be read here either as a proper noun or as a description "the dark blue".
Kālī is also the feminine form of Kāla (an epithet of Shiva) and therefore the wife of Shiva.
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