Brass Hammered and Etching Singing Bowls
- August 26, 2018
- Manoj Gosai
Brass Hammered and Etching Singing Bowls are made by Nepalese expert craft men and women. The bowl is made from the various metals.
Metals used in the bowl:
Thus, this singing is also called as 5 Metal Not brass singing bowl.
These singing bowl are fine tuned by Hammering, Beating, Molding, Peeling, Polishing, Drawing/Designing Arts and Mantras and Etching. One artisan hammers some portion of the bowl .
A worker who is to hammer the bowl hammers a bowl with a calm and a balance mind. Then some portion (around the inside and outside of the bowl) is written/drawn with a script/mantra/arts by other artisan then in this way the hard labour of hammering and writing/drawing goes hand in hand simultaneously and repeatedly.
A focused and full concentrated artist writes an drawings/scripts (ex:- ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’). After then the bowl is etched in the acid. Worker who etch the bowl remain alert and aware else the bowl may be damaged. Bowl are then kept under special supervised environment after which an etched line or design is left behind. Finally that turns out to a stunning bowl. Thus all the patience, effort and work of our team is manifested in every bowl produced while playing the bowl. You can feel a pleasant vibrations of sound waves and a clear resonance.
The quality and standard of each singing bowl is checked individually. The bowl etched with a Sanskrit Script ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ has a specific meaning.
Om Mani Padme Hum is a six-syllable Sanskrit mantra written inside and outside, around the wall of the singing bowl. It is an ancient mantra that is related to the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara.
Underneath and down inside a bowl is a Bajra, Mandala, Dorje and other customized design and logo (also offered as per the order).