Mala Tibetan Buddhist prayer and mediation rosary.
Mala 108 pearls, buffalo bone macerated with cinnabar Dimensions of each pearl: 9 by 7.8mm
We marinated the 108 buffalo bone beads in barrel cinnabar powder for 6 months so that the bone soaks up the red color of the mineral, giving it that unique look.
Mahakala Handmade Pendant (description below)
Pendant dimensions: 72mm by42.7mm
Total weight of mala 153 grams
The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the buddhist's rosary, the object from which the monk (or even the lay practitioner) almost never separates, holding it in his hand or wrapped around the wrist.
The mala is first of all a utilitarian onjet: it serves as a tactile support for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung pearls, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (of pearls). The different components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The large pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop represents the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts it is the mark of emptiness itself.
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology of Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.
As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves with scrupulous respect for tradition.
We assemble our malas on a traditional cord, a braid of 5 threads of the 5 colors of the 5 meditation Buddhas.
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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