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MAGNIFICENT! 7" Tibet Tibetan Buddhist Conch Shell Trumpet Avalokiteśvara

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MAGNIFICENT! 7" Tibet Tibetan Buddhist Conch Shell Trumpet Avalokiteśvara
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MAGNIFICENT! Tibet Tibetan Carved Buddhist Conch Shell Trumpet

Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva

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This is a truly magnificent antique handmade Tibetan Buddhist conch shell trumpet with a beautifully hand carved image of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva (I have include more info about Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva below) . The Conch Shell has special significance in Buddhist belief. Conch shell horns like this are used by Buddhist Monks in Tibet during religious ceremonies and festivals. This is an authentic Buddhist Conch Shell horn that was actually used. Back in 2007 I was fortunate enough to take a train trip from Beijing to Lhasa where I purchased several of these pieces. Don't let this unique opportunity pass you by... Buy It Now!

Please see link below for more info about Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalokite%C5%9Bvara

Size: Approx 7 inches X 4 inches X 4 inches (Can be seen on photos above).

Materials: conch shell

Age: Unknown

Thanks for your time and consideration... sidthesquid

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I will ship your item via International Registered Air Mail as soon as payment is received. Registered Mail is the most reliable and secure method of shipping and guarantees that your item will arrive. I have never lost any registered mail shipments. Normal shipping time to most locations is 10-14 business days. Sometimes it can take longer… please be patient. Once your shipment arrives, a signature will be required. If no one is available to sign for the shipment the post office should leave a notice and you may have to go pick up your item.

Expedited shipping via International Express Mail Service (EMS) is available for an extra charge. Normal shipping time to most locations via EMS is 5 working days. Please email me for a price quote if you desire express shipping.

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ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR SHIPMENT - I ask that you please email and let me know that you have received the shipment as soon as possible. If you are happy with the item and with the service that I have provided, I ask that you please leave POSITIVE FEEDBACK. I strive to provide 5 STAR products and services... Thanks again for your support…. sidthesquid.

Conch Shell in Buddhism

The conch shell (Sanskrit shankha; Tibetan dung dkar) has survived as the original horn trumpet since time immemorial. Ancient Indian epics describe how each hero of mythical warfare carried a mighty white conch shell, which often bore a personal name.

The Left Turning ConchThe Right Turning Conch

Left-turning and right-turning conch shells.

Sacred Buddhist Conch Shell
Ritual conch shell with inscribed mantras.

It is one of the main emblems of Vishnu, and his conch bears the name of Panchajanya, meaning 'having control over the five classes of beings.'

Arjuna's (hero of the Mahabharata) mighty conch was known as Devadatta, whose triumphant blast brought terror to the enemy. As a proclaiming battle horn, the conch is akin to the bugle. It is an emblem of power, authority and sovereignty whose blast is believed to banish evil spirits, avert natural disasters, and scare away poisonous creatures.

Today, in its greatly tamed avatar, the conch is used in Tibetan Buddhism to call together religious assemblies. During the actual practise of rituals, it is used both as a musical instrument and as a container for holy water.

Ancient Indian belief classifies the conch into male and femalevarieties. The thicker-shelled bulbous one is thought to be the male (purusha), and the thin-shelled slender conch to be the female (shankhini).

The fourfold caste division is also applied as follows:

  1. The smooth white conch represents the Brahmin caste (priests)
  2. The red conch, the kshatriyas (warriors)
  3. The yellow conch, the vaishyas (merchants)
  4. The grey conch, the shudras (labourers)

Additionally, there is a fundamental classification of conch shells occurring in nature: those that turn to the left and those which turn to the right. Shells which spiral to the right in a clockwise direction are a rarity and are considered especially sacred. The right-spiralling movement of such a conch is believed to echo the celestial motion of the sun, moon, planets and stars across the heavens. The hair whorls on Buddha's head spiral to the right, as do his fine body hairs, the long curl between his eyebrows (urna), and also the conch-like swirl of his navel.

Vajrayana Buddhism absorbed the conch as a symbol which fearlessly proclaimed the truth of the dharma. Among the eight symbols, it stands for the fame of the Buddha's teaching, which spreads in all directions like the sound of the conchtrumpet.

In addition to Buddha's throat, the conch also appears as an auspicious mark on the soles, palms, limbs, breast or forehead of a divinely endowed being.



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I will ship your item via International Registered Air Mail as soon as payment is received. Registered Mail is the most reliable and secure method of shipping and guarantees that your item will arrive. I have never lost any registered mail shipments. Normal shipping time to most locations is 10-14 business days. Sometimes it can take longer… please be patient. Once your shipment arrives, a signature will be required. If no one is available to sign for the shipment the post office should leave a notice and you may have to go pick up your item.

Expedited shipping via International Express Mail Service (EMS) is available for an extra charge. Normal shipping time to most locations via EMS is 5 working days. Please email me for a price quote if you desire express shipping.

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