Traditionally, there are seven offering substances: water for drinking, water for bathing, flowers, incense, light, perfume, and food. However, eight bowls of pure water is often substituted for the traditional seven substances. Tibetan Buddhists believe that it is visualized as pure nectar by the Buddhas. Additionally, water is plentiful in Tibet and devotees are encouraged to give away their time and possessions just as if it were water. As such, proper use of this set of eight Tibetan offering bowls on your Buddhist altar will enhance your generosity. Additionally, you accumulate lots of merit and bring the delight of the Buddhas into your home.
Our set of eight Tibetan offering bowls are gilded with 24k gold and also feature an antiquated copper finish. Additionally, these water offering bowls were hand crafted by the artisans of Patan, Nepal. As a result, we can offer you monastic quality water offering bowls at an excellent price. The craftsmen in Patan have been practicing their craft for many generations and they are the preferred supplier of the Tibetan monasteries. Therefore, rest assured that you have procured a world class collectors item.