Our set of eight Tibetan offering bowls was handmade by the world class artisans in Patan, Nepal. Indeed, the Nepali artisans have been the preferred supplier of Buddhist ritual objects to the Tibetan monasteries for nearly 1000 years. As a result, when you purchase this set of eight Tibetan offering bowls you can rest assured it was crafted by the best artisans in the world. Please note that your new offering bowls are all fully gold plated and are decorated with fine hand engravings.
Traditionally, there are seven offering substances: water for drinking, water for bathing, flowers, incense, light, perfume, and food. However, eight bowls of water are often used as a substitute for the seven substances. It is also believed that the water is visualized as pure nectar by the Buddhas. Additionally, water is plentiful in Tibet and devotees are encouraged to be generous with their time and possessions just as they would be with water.
Symbolic offerings done properly at your Buddhist altar will help you to alleviate the defilements of greed and craving. As a result, you can enhance your generosity and virtue. Additionally, you will bring the blessings of the Buddhas into your home.