We offer two different sizes of the Shankha Singing Bowl. A decorative pillow and mallet are included.
Note: The bowl in the video is not the specific bowl that you will receive. It is an example of what this style of singing bowl will look and sound like. We purchase these bowls by weight, not size. The diameters of each weight vary slightly. Please treat our listed diameter for these bowls as approximate.
The 6.5" Bowl Measurements (Approx): Bowl Diameter: 6.75" / 17.1 cm Bowl Weight: 1 lb 12 oz / 800 g
The 10" Bowl Measurements (Approx): Bowl Diameter: 10" / 24 - 25 cm Bowl Weight: 3.75 lbs / 1.7 kg
The design you see etched on the side of this bowl is the Shankha (also known to Western World as the Divine Conch).
Why a Conch Shell on a singing bowl? Well, it is an important symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism!
In Hindu mythology, the shankha is a sacred emblem of Vishnu. The shankha is praised in Hindu scriptures as a giver of fame, longevity and prosperity and the cleanser of sin and impurities.
The Conch Shell is blown at the beginning of almost every Hindu ritual in Hinduism.
It has also found its way into Buddhism, as there is consideration that Buddha was one of Vishnu's incarnations. The shankha is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism, also known as Ashtamangala, and represents the pervasive sound of Buddhism.