Yes, this bowl comes with a pillow and a mallet.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. If you need to find a bowl that matches a set of bowls you already have, contact us and we can try to help.
Approximate Bowl Measurements:
Bowl Diameter: 6.5" / 16.5 cm
Bowl Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz / 1.6 kg
The main etching on this singing bowl is that of a KILA. Kila is the Sanskrit word for nail or peg. In this case it is a three-sided nail or sometimes dagger or knife. It is also called a Phurba or Phurwa.
The Kila dagger is a Tantric Yoga ritual instrument used to conquer evil spirits and to stay grounded and destroy obstacles. The legendary creator of the kila stuck it into the earth, and thereby nailed the evil spirits and controlled them. Doing this, he consecrated the ground on which a monastery was built.
The three sides of the Kila symbolize overcoming three spiritual problems: Desire, Hate, and Lack of Awareness. It also represents gaining seniority over Past, Present and Future.
8" Bowl Measurements (Approx):
Bowl Diameter: 8" / 20.3 cm
10" Bowl Measurements (Approx):
Bowl Diameter: 10" / 25.4 cm
The Lotus Singing Bowl is a beautiful, bronze bowl, with a gold lotus flower etched into the interior base of the bowl. This bowl has two registers, a high and a low. To reach the high register, you can strike the bowl with a harder mallet, to reach the lower one use a softer mallet. Both can be reached simultaneously if the bowl is struck with two mallets. Happily, the sustain of the tones is quite long despite the small size of the bowl.
12" Bowl Measurements (Approx):
Bowl Diameter: 12" / 30.5 cm