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Unlimited Himalayan Singing Bowl Series

by Unlimited Staff February 02, 2018

The Himalaya, which translates to 'abode of snow' in Sanskrit, creates a white-roof atop India, Nepal and Bhutan.

75% of Nepal is covered by the Himalayan roof. Forty to fifty million years ago there was a great tectonic collision and India, formerly an island near what we now call Australia, began slowly moving towards Eurasia. This is ultra slow motion friends! India traveled at the snail-like pace of 9 meters per century until it rammed into Eurasia and then slowed down to about 4 meters a century. But when you have fifty million years to get somewhere, you can take your time. Millions of years of push coming to shove caused the Himalayas to rise high to touch the sky! They still rise about 1 cm per year.

You hear that truth of this physical dimension? Over time even the smallest movement can create change. It's true for spirit too. Play a singing bowl, and each sound sends out a vibration through the bowl that then sends a vibration through your skin, organs, cells and into the spaces between your cells. It stimulates an internal song of remembering. Everything is moving all the time and we are riding this wave as the plates move and the earth heaves and the bowls sing and the glaciers melt and the prayers rise and the donkeys bray and the lovers kiss and the rockets rise and the dervishes whirl.

Our Unlimited Singing Bowls originate in and around the Himalayas. In order to honor their manifestation, we named several singing bowls after well-known mountains in this range.

Click on a specific mount to explore the bowls in that collection or find the full Himalayan Series here.

Mount Annapurna:
Annapurna, "Goddess of the harvest" is an enormous Himalayan massif, the tenth highest mountain in the world. The Russian climber Anatoly Boukreev, who died on the Annapurna south peak, summed up his approach like this: The mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambitions to achieve. They are my cathedrals, the houses of my religion. Their presence is grand and pure. I go to them as all humans go to worship. In their presence I attempt to understand my life, to purify myself of earthly vanity, greed and fear.

Mount Kabru:
Kabru literally means the 'White Avalanche.'  In fact, thanks to this mountain's difficult approaches and size, it is often the avalanches that keep mountaineers from reaching its peak. Very few have. This mountain reminds us that there are things greater than man. The western face of this mountain is in Nepal and the eastern face is in India as the border runs along the ridge.

Mount Pumori:
"Pumori" Mountain, which means "Unmarried Daughter" in the Sherpa language, was named by George Mallory. Climbers sometimes refer to Pumori as "Everest's Daughter". She stands at the top of the Khumbu valley, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. White and sweet as an ice cream cone, this pyramid shaped (23,495 feet tall), lies just eight kilometres west Mount Everest.

Mount Shivling:
Shivling mountain, with its status as a sacred symbol of the Hindu god, Shiva, literally means 'Shiva's phallus.' Considered one of the most stunning peaks of the Garhwal region, the mountain soars above us at 21,329 feet high. Hindu pilgrimages near this mountain often reveal views that are reminiscent of it appearing like a lingam, which in certain Hindu sects is worshipped as a symbol generative power, along with it's partner in reproduction, the yoni. 

Mount Makalu:
The name Makalu is derived from a name for the Hindu God Shiva that translates to “Big Black.” The mountain has another name in the local dialect, Kumba Karna, which means "The Giant." This beautiful and impressive massive is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres (27,838 ft). The isolated peak whose spectacular shape is a four-sided pyramid straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet.

Mount Nanda Devi:
The Nanda Devi, “Goddess of Paradise” (7.817m) is the second highest mountain of India. Its National Park was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1988 in acknowledgment of its religious significance and for the protection of its fragile ecosystem. This is one of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the Himalayas, including glaciers, moraines, alpine meadows and the “Rishi Ganga,” one of the deepest gorges of the world.

Mount Kamet:
Kamet is the 29th highest mountain in the world. At dawn and dusk, its copper-colored rock reflects the rays of the sun on its snow and it gives the mountain the glowing appearance of red crackling flames. The term "glacier fire" is used in reference to Kamet.

Unlimited Staff
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