The ritual hand-bell or Ghanta represents the feminine principle of the "perfection of Wisdom" and is always held in the left hand. The bell is the mandala of Prajnaparamita, the Great Mother, from whom all reality comes forth. When the bell is rung it is said to "proclaim the sound of emptiness" to bring the mind into greater awareness. Its sound invites the deities and wards off obstructing forces. As a musical instrument, its sound can be an offering to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
The Ghanta symbol is also meditated on with the Dorje, representing both the masculine and feminine elements within us that we must balance in order to reach enlightenment. When the dorje sign is worn, they remind the wearer of the indestructibility of knowledge.
The traditional six-word mantra is incorporated into this piece to make it very meaningful. While chanting "om", one should try to become one with the Buddha. "Mani" means a treasure-begetting wish, which reportedly resides in the brain of the Dragon King and can attract all kinds of treasures. "Padme" means lotus, indicating that Buddha's dharms is as pure as a lotus. "Hum" indicates that one must rely on divine energy to achieve Buddhahood.
The six syllable mantra is the most well known mantra. It is used to purify certain areas in a person such as pride, jealousy, desire, ignorance/prejudice, greed, and hatred. It focuses on the progression of:
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- Item Type: Bracelet
- Item Condition: Brand New
Material: Wood, Copper, 925 Silver (spacers)
Cord Type: Elastic
Design: Ghanta, 6 Syllable Mantra
Bead Size: 8mm | 0.3in
Small: 15cm - 16cm | 5.9in - 6.3in
Medium: 17cm - 18cm | 6.7in - 7.1in
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