Please enjoy our uniquely crafted set of eight 3.5″ silver and gold water offering bowls. The new owner will certainly appreciate that each offering bowl features elegant engravings with silver/gold plating. Additionally, this set of offering bowls was handmade in Patan, Nepal using traditional methods. Indeed, our craftsmen in Patan have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. Therefore, when you place your new set of offering bowls on your altar, rest assured that it is of monastic quality.
Traditionally, there are seven offering substances: water for drinking, water for bathing, flowers, incense, light, perfume, and food. However, eight bowls of pure water is often substituted for the seven substances. It is also believed that the water will be visualized as pure nectar by the Buddhas. Water is used as a symbol because it is very plentiful in Tibet. As such, devotees are encouraged to be generous with their time and possessions just as they would be with water.
Please remember that proper placement and use of your silver and gold water offering bowls is encouraged to enhance your Buddhist practice. Additionally, ritual items made of precious metals can increase merit and diligent practice. Used effectively, the water offering ritual will enhance generosity and help eliminate greed and craving to bring the delight of the Buddhas.