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 ghau at home and carry it during their travels. They keep it on a real altar at home. When traveling, 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.
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Sakyamuni Buddha (description below)
Tibetan and Japanese esoteric Vajrayana Buddhism.
representation of Garuda on the beliere (description below)
24K Gold Plated
Arizona turquoise "sleeping beauty"
Agate known as nan hong (southern red), baoshan deposit in Yunnan province.
Exclusively Chinese mineral, this agate called nan hong (southern red) holds its very particular color by its link with cinnabar on the deposits. . Places of deposits (volcanic) Region of Yunnan site of baoshan, Sichuan site of Liangshan for the only two deposits.
As a gemologist graduated from the Institut National de Gemmologie de Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.
Dharma wheel rotating on the back thanks to a precision rotating ball system developed in Germany.
The protective windows are made of leuco sapphire like high-end watches.
Comes with a mala of 108 black sandalwood beads and rock crystal.
Length of the mala of 34 cm
Dimensions of the pendant 66mm high by 39mm wide by 11mm thick
Weight of about 67 grams.
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Siddhartha Gautama (better known as the Buddha, circa 563-483 BCE) was, according to legend, a Hindu prince who renounced his position and wealth to seek enlightenment as a spiritual ascetic, who achieved his goal, and who, by preaching his way to others, founded Buddhism in India in the 6th-5th centuries BCE. The events of his life are largely legendary, however he is considered a real historical figure and young contemporary of Mahavira (also known as Vardhamana, c. 599-527 BCE) who established the principles of Jainism shortly before the time of Siddhartha.
According to Buddhist texts, a prophecy was given at Siddhartha's birth that he would become either a powerful king or a great spiritual teacher. His father, fearing that he would become the second if exposed to the suffering of the world, protected him from sight and experience of anything unpleasant or upsetting for him for the first 29 years of his life. One day (during a few days), he escaped his father's measurements and saw what Buddhists call the Four Signs:
An elderly man
A sick man
A dead man
A religious ascetic
Through these signs, he realized that he too could get sick, grow old, die and lose everything he loved. He understood that the life he led guaranteed that he would suffer, and furthermore, that all of life was essentially defined by the suffering of desire or loss. So he followed the example of the religious ascetic, and tried different teachers and disciplines. He eventually attained enlightenment on his own and became known as the Buddha ("the Enlightened One" or "the Enlightened"). Then he preached his "Middle Way" of detachment from the objects of the senses and renunciation of ignorance and illusion through his Four Noble Truths, the Wheel of Becoming and the Eightfold Path to Enlightenment. After his death, his followers preserved and developed his teachings until they were disseminated from India to other countries by the Maurya king Ashoka the Great (reigned 268-232 BCE). From the time of Ashoka, Buddhism continued to flourish and, today, it is one of the world's leading religions.
Fabulous bird-man of Hindu and Buddhist mythology, son of Kashyapa and Vinatâ and brother of Aruna, the chariot driver of the god Sûrya. It is the vâhana, or mount, of the god Vishnu. He is also considered the king of birds.
In Tibet, Khyung (ཁྱུང) is the Tibetan name for Garuda. Coming from India, it was assimilated to the khading of the bön religion, the golden-horned eagle. The black garuda is a deity of the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism who is believed to suppress the affections caused by the naga and spirits of the earth. He is depicted on the Lungta. It is represented in the iconography of Shambhala by Chogyam Trungpa for whom it is associated with significant speed and power. Like the phoenix, it rises from the ashes of destruction, it is indestructible.
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