Ghau, Gau, Tibetan Buddhist pendant vajrayana. Deity Mahakala, the great black king. Amulet in Silver 925 copper, sutra inside.

Ghau, Gau, Tibetan Buddhist pendant vajrayana. Deity Mahakala, the great black king. Amulet in Silver 925 copper, sutra inside.

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Ghau, Gau, Tibetan Buddhist pendant vajrayana.
Deity Mahakala
The Great Black King
Silver Amulet 925
copper
sutra inside the unscrewing Ghau.

As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology (ING), Paris, France. All our materials are appraised and certified by us.

Pendant dimensions: 37mm high by 11mm diameter
Total weight of 12 grams

The whole is embellished with Tibetan DZI Pearls (Tibetan sacred agates), protection with two eyes.
The two eyes, in the Tibetan tradition helps to rebalance the harmony between the male principle and the female principle.

Delivered with adjustable cord embellished with a pearl on which the mantra of compassion "om mani padme hum" is engraved and pearls in agate nan hong, this agate holding its intense red color to its high cinnabar content comes from the Yunnan region.

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.

Called the "Great Black", Mahakala is peculiar to Tibet and is called Mong-po, and was accepted as a tutelary deity of Mongolia in the seventeenth century under the name of Yeke Gara, under Tibetan influence.

His Chinese name, Dahei Wang or Dahei Tian (大黒天) is only the transcription of the Sanskrit name maha (great- Da in Chinese), Kala (black- Hei) adding Wang meaning king. Dahei Wang 大黑王 The Great Black King, or Dahei Tian Great Black Sky.

Mahakala has never been worshipped in China itself.

In Japan, mainly in the Shingon school, where his image would seem to come from Mongolia, and answering the name of Daikokuten (大黒天, Great Black Sky) or simply Daikoku (Great Black), he does not have the same symbolism and was venerated from the seventeenth century as one of the 7 deities of happiness with Ebisu, Benzai Ten, Bishamon ten, Fukurokuju, Jurôjin and Hotei, heterogeneous group formed by deities belonging to both Buddhism and Chinese Taoism artificially created in the seventeenth century by the monk Tenkai who died in 1643 (Name postume Jigen Daishi)


In Tibet Mahakala is both a Dharmapala and a protective god (Yi dam).

The Dharmapala are the protectors of the Dharma, guardians of the teachings.

This name designates the deities assuming the task of protecting practitioners and teachings in vajrayana and dzogchen.


Very numerous and divided into several classes, these protectors constitute an impressive set of deities either male or female. Some having a peaceful appearance, most showing a corrucée appearance, thus showing their powers and dedication to the protection of secret teachings and ensuring to dispel obstacles on the spiritual path.

Two great classes of protectors are distinguished: The protectors of wisdom or supra worldly including the mahakala group and the worldly protectors.

The Mahakala group has 75 all curved forms of which 6 are the most important.

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