Prayer Items This section has a wide variety of all the traditional and cultural prayer items needed for everyday prayers.
Tingshas are used by Buddhists as sound offerings or as a way to clear space prior to meditation.
The Dorje and Bell are the primary ritual objects of Tibetan Buddhism. Always kept together, they represent many layers of intricate symbolism and meaning. They are used in almost all Tibetan ceremonies, chanting and magical operations. Primarily Dorje and Bell symbolizes the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). Just as the diamond is hard, so the Buddha's teachings are indestructible. The power of the thunderbolt is similar to the power of the Buddha's message that has the power to cut through ignorance and lead all beings to enlightenment.
Also known as Japa mala or Mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This practice is known in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads.
The use of the conch shell has been into practice from the ancient times. It is of ritual and religious importance in both Hinduism and Buddhism. History has it that these shells, popularly known as Shankha were used as war trumpet (a signal to commence a war) or to begin any rituals. It is considered as a sacred emblem in Nepal and India.