Mala, Buddhist rosary, 108 A-quality coconut beads and 7/5mm size
Mammoth ivory Mahakala pendant, 60/60/8mm size
Mammoth ivory from Siberia
Representation of Mahakala with 6 arms (mGon-po phyag-drug-pa): Protector of the Mongols, emanation of Avalokitesvara, important protector of the Shangpa Kagy sect whose practice was initiated in Tibet by Khyoungpo Neldjor, and subsequently introduced to the Gelugpa.
brandishing with his right hands a mala composed of skulls and a damaru, in those on the left a trident, a lasso, the last two hands in front of him holding a curved blade to the right and a cranial cut (kapala) to the left.
agate nan hong (southern red) of Yunnan, Baoshan site.
As a gemologist who graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology in Paris, all our stones are expert and certified.
As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves, scrupulously respecting tradition.
The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the rosary of the Buddhist, 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 medium for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set a set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung beads, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (beads). The various components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The big pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop meets the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that overcomes it is the mark of emptiness itself.
Called the "Great Black", Mahakala is unique to Tibet and is called Mong-po, and was accepted as a tutelary deity of Mongolia in the 17th century under the name Yeke Gara, under Tibetan influence.
Its Chinese name, Dahei Wang or Dahei Tian黒 is only the transcription of the Sanskrit name maha (grand-Da in Chinese), Kala (black-Hei) adding Wang meaning king. Dahei Wang黑 The Great Black King, or Dahei Tian Great Black Sky.
Mahakala has never been the subject of a cult in China itself.
In Japan , mainly in the Shingon school, where its image seems to come from Mongolia, and answer黒ing the name of Daikokuten Great black sky) or simply Daikoku (Great Black), it does not have the same symbolism and was revered from the 17th century as one of the 7 deities of happiness with Ebisu, Benzai Ten, Bishamon ten, Fukurokuju, Jurôjin and Hotei, a motley group of deities belonging to both Buddhism and Chinese Taoism artificially created in the 17th century by the Tenkai monk died in 1643 (Postume name 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 denoting the deities assuming the task of protecting practitioners and teachings in vajrayana and dzogchen.
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