Handcrafted bronze tingshya bells with Asthamangala symbols engraved on the front and leather straps, with an antique finish. Tingshya bells are circular chimes connected by a leather string. They are often used in meditation practices to help focus the mind. They can also be played to add depth to musical “soundscapes”. The chimes are struck together to create a pure, bright bell sound which rings for a surprising length of time.
Tingshyas are played by hitting the two edges together and then allowing them to move apart from each other so that the tone can resonate throughout the room. The sound that comes from these bells is a high pitched cleansing sound and vibration.
The Asthamanagala or the 8 auspicious symbols consists of white parasol, two fishes, Sankha, Dhwaja, Srivatsa, Kalasa, Padma and Chamaru. These are believed to represent the gifts given by celestial beings to Shakyamuni Buddha on his attainment of enlightenment of buddhahood.