This item sold on April 22, 2013.
For sale is a rare antique silver plated Tibetan kangling trumpet made from a human thighbone. Kangling is translated as "leg" (kang) "flute" (ling). This Kangling trumpet came from Tibet's Nyingchi Sangduobai Temple. The beautiful hand tooled silver plating depicts the traditional dragons as well as other fine detail. Kangling trumpets are used in Himalayan Buddhism for various Chöd rituals, as well as for funerals performed by a chöpa. Kanglings would typically be made from the bone of a murderer, virgin, or someone who had died a violent death and would be used in Chöd rituals performed with the Chöd damaru and bell. In Tantric Chöd practice the practitioner, motivated by compassion, plays the kangling as a gesture of fearlessness. This is done to satisfy the hunger of the summoned spirits and demons and thereby relieve their sufferings. This is a beautiful piece with great history. Don't miss out.
- Listed on Apr 19, 2013
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