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Wooden Fish Block


A wooden fish, also known as a Chinese temple block is a wooden percussion instrument most commonly associated with Mahayana Buddhism. The purpose of…

Nandi (Bronze)


Nandi is the name of the gate-guardian deity, Kaliasa. Nandi is the abode of Lord Shiva and received his wisdom and divine knowledge from the goddess…

Karas or Sikh Bracelets


A kara is a steel or iron bracelet that is worn by most initiated Sikhs. The kara was instituted by the tenth Sikh guru, Gobind Singh. It is…

Tibetan Singing Bowl


A singing bowl, also known as a standing bell or a resting bell is an inverted bell that are usually bowl shaped and range in a variety of sizes.…