pendant, reliquary, ghau, Buddha. White Tara
Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, Japanese Shingon
Phurba, dagger to defeat the demons on the back.
Turquoise from Hubei Province
Agate called "nan hong" (southern red) of Yunnan province. This unusual volcanic agate owes its intense red color to its natural cinnabar content
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Stamped silver 925
Deité silver plated gold 18k
The protective glass is made of leuco sapphire like high-end watches.
The lid is open to touch the deity
Comes with an adjustable cord.
Delivered in a custom wooden box.
Ghau dimension: 50mm high by 31mm wide by 10mm thick
Weight of 35 grams.
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The ghau is a kind of transportable altar in which the image of the chosen deity of the possessor is kept, wrapped in silk garments. The vast majority of Tibetans use the ghau at home and carry it during their travels. They keep it on a real altar at home. During travels, it is hung on the back belt. It serves as a protective symbol during travels and also allows its owner to prove his devotion to his deity.
White Tārā, Tibetan, Dolma Karpo, Sītā Tārā, the White Liberator but also, luminous, clear, is one of the forms of the 21 known Tārā. She is a deity of Tibetan Buddhism. It symbolizes the activity of pacification, and more particularly grants longevity and health. His mantra is often recited with someone in mind. It also expresses compassion, and it is represented with seven eyes to signify the vigilance and omniscience of the spirit inhabited by this compassion (karuna).
The Sanskrit root târ- means "to cross" or "to cross" as by using a bridge to cross a stream. In the Indian Orthodox sacred tradition, Tara refers to the second of the ten means of realization. And as Shri Tara Devi, she is the deification of this Mahavidya, according to Hindu Tantra. As A Târîni, she carries you through. In other words, it serves as a bridge for you to reach immortality. But the tar- root can mean "tree" and "especially," and it's also related to "star" and "pupil of the eye."
In Tibetan, it is called Dolma or Do'ma , although often we see Drolma because it follows the Tibetan spelling (a little more; if we transliterate, it is actually sgrolma.)
Tara in its white form is distinguished by its White body, like an autumn moon; clear as a stainless crystal jewel, radiating light. She has one face, two hands, three eyes. She is described in textbooks as having the youth of 16 years. Her right hand makes the gesture of giving gifts, and with the thumb and ring finger of her left hand, she holds a branch of white utpala, her petals at the level of her ear.
There are three flowers at various stages of growth symbolizing the three times (past, present and future). The first flowering that is seeded, usually on the right, represents Buddha Kashyapa who lived in a past eon; the second in first bloom represents the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, whose activity brought you here today, and the bud on the left symbolizes the future Buddhas - the expected one is the Maitreya Buddha.
Her hair is dark blue, bound to the back of her neck in the back with long hanging braids; her breasts are full; she is adorned with various precious ornaments, her blouse is of silk of different colors, and her robes are of red silk, the palms of her hand and the soles of her feet each have an eye, constituting the seven eyes of knowledge; she sits upright and firm on the circle of the moon, legs crossed in the diamond posture.
White Tara is called "Mother of All Buddhas".
The Phurba is a dagger to defeat demons. It was introduced into Tibetan Buddhism by Phadmasambhava and is a symbol of transmutation of negative forces.
Often made of stones, bones, or iron, Phurba daggers from Tibetan Buddhist temples are easily recognizable by their triple-sided blade. Used in rituals to drive away unwanted spirits, Phurba acts spiritually to immobilize demonic spirits and sometimes kill them in the hope that they will reincarnate in better places.
Each component of Phurba has its own meaning. The blade of the dagger represents the method, with each of the three sides representing the three-spirited worlds. The tip reconciling all three to form a harmonious global axis. The triple-blade design is also intended to simultaneously transform the world's three poisons into positive energies. These poisons are ignorance, greed and aggression. Enemies of Buddhism who may require a lifetime to overcome in the quest for enlightenment. The blade is often seen as indestructible and lit with a fire to burn above the hate.
The Handle of the Phurba represents wisdom and is often modeled as an eight-sided bulb with symmetrical nodes at each end. There are various interpretations to the presence of these nodes. From the belief that Nirvana is locked inside, to the belief that the different sections of the knots contain the paradises of several gods. By going as far as the desire for a formless form, representing the fact of being shapeless in the kingdom of the Buddhas.
The top of the handle often displays the three wrathful deities of Yamantaka, Amrita Kundalini, and Hayagriva. Yamantaka, the white face, symbolizes the body and the destruction of hatred. Amrita, her face colored blue, symbolizes the spirit and the destruction of illusion. Hayagriva, the face of red color, symbol of speech and the destruction of greed.
In many illustrations, the Phurba dagger is depicted in a simple form, due to its small size. However, in its three-dimensional form, this tiny blade is most often depicted with many Buddhist symbols and demonstrates its focus on purging evil.
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