Designed to invoke a deep state of relaxation, meditation, and spiritual well-being, all of our singing bowls are authentic Tibetan singing bowls. The bowl is hand-hammered by an artisan ensuring every bowl is unique. When you run the wooden striker along the rim it creates complex, harmonic tones with subtle variations that differ with each bowl due to their hand-made origin. Tapping the bowl with the striker generates a bell sound that signifies the beginning or end of a chant. Each bowl includes a ring pad that elevates the bowl off of a surface, extending tones and allowing sound to carry.
The singing bowl has been with us for a long time. There are many stories of how the singing bowl came to be. Some say that the origin came from Buddha Shakyamuni who lived in 560 – 480 B.C. But others attribute the origin to even farther back before Buddha arrived and Buddhism took over in Tibet.
In Hindu mythology, the shankha is a sacred emblem of Vishnu. The shankha is praised in Hindu scriptures as a giver of fame, longevity, and prosperity and the cleanser of sin and impurities.
The Conch Shell is blown at the beginning of almost every Hindu ritual in Hinduism.
It has also found its way into Buddhism, as there is a consideration that Buddha was one of Vishnu's incarnations. The shankha is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism, also known as Ashtamangala, and represents the pervasive sound of Buddhism.