Tibetan singing bowl

 

Their origin

Tibetan singing bowl

The origin of the Tibetan singing bowl goes back in Asia as early as 5000 BC.

A bowl is made with seven metals which are related to the 7 planets.

The use of the bowls in Buddhism comes from the influence of shamanism Bon which followed the caravan routes and meets Buddhism in Tibet to give the animist and shamanistic movement.

 

 

Their composition

Tibetan singing bowl are made of an alloy of seven different metals that create a range of sound and harmonics.

These seven metals are connected in the thought of astrological and alchemical seven planets: the Sun, moon, and five planets observable to the naked eye.

In the Tibetan singing bowl each metal is associated as follow: gold for the Sun, money for Moon, mercury to mercury, copper for Venus, iron for March, Tin for Jupiter and Saturn for lead.

 

 

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