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Tibetan Tantric Kapala

Tibetan Tantric Kapala - tantric, semi-precious stones, human skull, abstract, inlay, silver, photography, decorated, kapala
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KAPALA
The kapala is considered a legacy of ancient traditions of human sacrifice. In Tibetan monasteries it is used symbolically to hold bread or dough cakes, torma, and wine instead of blood and flesh as offerings to wrathful deities such as the ferocious Dharmapāla ("defender of the faith").
The kapala is made from, and in the form of, a skull specially collected and prepared. It is elaborately anointed and consecrated before use. The cup is also elaborately decorated and kept in a triangular pedestal. The heavily embossed cup is usually made of silver-gilt bronze with lid shaped like a skull and with a handle made in the form of a thunderbolt.[3]
Kapalas are used mainly for esoteric purposes such as rituals. Among the rituals using kapalas are: higher tantric meditation to achieve a transcendental state of thought and mind within the shortest possible time; libation to gods and deities to win their favour; by Tibetan Lamas as an offering bowl on the altar, filled with wine or blood as a gift to the Yidam Deity or all the Deities; and the Vajrayana empowerment ceremony
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The kapala is considered a legacy of ancient traditions of human sacrifice. In Tibetan monasteries it is used symbolically to hold bread or dough cakes, torma, and wine instead of blood and flesh as offerings to wrathful deities such as the ferocious Dharmapāla ("defender of the faith").
The kapala is made from, and in the form of, a skull specially collected and prepared. It is elaborately anointed and consecrated before use. The cup is also elaborately decorated and kept in a triangular pedestal. The heavily embossed cup is usually made of silver-gilt bronze with lid shaped like a skull and with a handle made in the form of a thunderbolt.[3]
Kapalas are used mainly for esoteric purposes such as rituals. Among the rituals using kapalas are: higher tantric meditation to achieve a transcendental state of thought and mind within the shortest possible time; libation to gods and deities to win their favour; by Tibetan Lamas as an offering bowl on the altar, filled with wine or blood as a gift to the Yidam Deity or all the Deities; and the Vajrayana empowerment ceremony
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Patricia62
Posted by Patricia62 on 07/24/12 at 05:44 AM
Extremely interesting and hard to find. Thank you for sharing
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Uploaded By: Shadow_Chaser
Date Uploaded: February 24, 2011
Filename: dhist-Tantric-Skull.jpg
Original Resolution: 1052x606
File Size: 176.02KB
Category: Photography

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