This Tibetan offering torma was hand carved by the artisans in Patan, Nepal. Additionally, this traditional ritual item was crafted from copper alloy with white metal rings and it is embedded with coral and turquoise semiprecious stones. Our Tibetan offering torma is made to traditional specifications and it is of the same high quality craftsmanship that has supplied the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries.
Traditionally, offering tormas are made with food but metals such as copper, silver and gold are also used. The benefit of the metal based tormas is that they are more durable than a perishable food torma. Additionally, they can be used as symbolic weapons for turning back obstacles. They are often depicted in paintings hanging from the walls in the temples of the wrathful deities. Our Tibetan offering torma can also be used to make offerings to peaceful deities. However, they are most commonly used to appease fierce protectors of the Dharma such as the Mahakala and Shri Devi.