Phurba and Kartika - Wrathful Deities Buddhist Ritual Items

Buddhist rituals are important part of Tibetan culture and traditions. There are supposed to be many different ritual implements like ritual dagger (phurba) , curved knife (kartika) and many more. The Tibetan people follow these rituals in daily lives. Throughout the year these rituals are performed many times with aims as to ensure good harvest,…

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Tibetan Carpets : Their Different Types & Designs

There are mainly two types of Tibetan Carpets or Rugs. One is Tiger Rugs and other is Wangden rugs. At the end of 19th century, the American designers and buyers took great interest in Tibetan style rugs, making Tibetan rugs even more famous. Because of the modern technologies the Tibetan cultures and tradition have become…

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Tibetan Rugs : Frequently Asked Questions

Tibetan rugs are the special rugs made by following the traditional crafting method of Tibetan art and culture passed down through many generations. These are the frequently asked question regarding the Tibetan rugs. Tibetan Wangden Rugs What are Tibetan Rugs? Tibetan rugs are the special rugs made by following the ancient traditional crafts of Tibetan…

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Namgyalma - The Buddhist Goddess of Longevity

Namgyalma Symbolic meaning of Namgyalma Namgyalma also knows as the usnisavijaya, in Newari language is a female Buddha of longevity. Namgyalma is known by various other names but the crested tara in Chinese Buddhism is also one of her renowned name. In Tibetan Buddhism her name means the victorious one with three heads. She is…

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Tsongkapa - The manifestation of Manjushree

Tsongkapa (middle) Symbolic Defination of Tsongkapa Tsongkhapa commonly also known as Je Rinpoche was said to be from the tonsgkha part of Amdo,Tibet in around 13thcentury. Tsongkapa is also believed to be the living form of Manjushree and Guru Rinpoche, It’s said that he is reincarnation of the boy who offered Shakyamuni Buddha the crystal…

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Maitreya Buddha - The Future Buddha

Symbolic Meaning of Maitreya Buddha Maitreya Buddha is regarded as a future Buddha of this world who is yet to descend from the heavens. Maitreya is derived from “Maitri” which means friends in Sanskrit language.He is said to be 5th Buddha who is going to appear in this current era. It is told that when practicing as…

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Jambala : The Buddhist Deity of Spiritual and Material Wealth

Symbolic Meaning of Jambala: Jambala commonly known as Dzambala which generally means the god who brings the spiritual wealth and material security to the family. He is known as the god of wealth and regarded as part of Ratnasambhava family. There is another form of jambala called Kubera who is also seen as Hindu God, is…

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White Tara Meaning: What does white tara mean?

White Tara Symbolic Defination Tara is generally known, as female image of boddisattva Avalokiteshvara. In Tibet Tara is famous as Sgrol-ma, Buddhist goddess who is said to have many forms, popular in southern Asia like Nepal, Mongolia and Tibet. White Tara is regarded as one of the many forms of goddess Tara in Tibetan and…

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Chenrezig Avalokitesvara - The God of Compassion

Symbolic Meaning of Chenrezig Avalokitesvara: Chenrezig, commonly also known as “Avalokitesvara” in Sanskrit, which means the one who looks with unwavering eye. Since he is one of most loved deity among the Buddhism world, he has many names such as “Spyan-ras gzigs” the one with a pitying look in Tibetan language. In Newari language Chenrezig is…

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Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche - The Tantrik Buddhist Master

Guru Rinpoche Statue Full Gold Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche Symbolic Meaning Padmasambhava commonly also known as Guru Rinpoche, Padhmasambhava refers to the one born from the lotus in Sanskrit. Guru Rinpoche was known to be Indian master of tantric. Later on he became known as the Tibetan teacher  “Slob-dpon” after his journey to Tibet. He is…

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Manjushri Buddhist Deity - the God of Wisdom

Manjushri in Sanskrit is defined as “gentle glory”. Thus also known as Manjushrikumarabuhta, which literally means the “prince Manjushree” is a one of the four great bodhisattva of Tibetan/Newari Buddhism. Manjushri posture and gestures Manjushree is regarded as male Bodhisattva holding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing the wisdom which can cut down…

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How to set up a Buddha statue in home and Garden?

Guide to set up Buddha statue in your home Buddha statues have become widely admired and yes, they are more obtainable than before. People prefer Buddha statues or figurines in their home decor or garden decoration. Buddha statue represents and remind us of hope for peace and tranquility. However, it is not necessary the owner…

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