May 16th, 2015

Ganta or ghanta is an Indian bell used in Hindu rituals. The same term is also used to describe Buddhist bells.
The bell is generally made out of brass.
Together with the Dorje it is used in Buddhist ceremonies.

The Ghanta and Dorje are the principle ritual objects of Tantric Buddhism. As with all objects connected with Tibetan Buddhism, they are highly symbolic.

The Ghanta, or "Drilbu" in Tibetan, is a ritual handbell symbolic of wisdom. Dorje is Tibetan for indestructible diamond scepter, and is symbolic of compassion. Together, the Ghanta and Dorje symbolize the perfect union of wisdom and compassion necessary to achieve enlightenment.

Traditionally they are used by monks, nuns, and lay people during various rituals and practices. Used together as a set, the Ghanta is held in the left hand and the Dorje in the right.

The sound - Ghanat treated with Dorje, aka Vadschra - was taken by me on May 16th, 2015 as a modul used in our soundproject
"Tibetan Bells and Sounds from Outer Space" at YouTube-Channel :

Thanks for Your interest and
true -
Peace on Your Way

the very Real Horst


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