Rund um den kegelförmigen Mittelteil aus Teig werden liebevoll die besten Speisen arrangiert, die zur Verfügung stehen.
Foto von Christian Schicklgruber
Butter lamp (chökong), gold; 19th century; H: 21,5 cm; loan from the Paro Dzong
Following an old Indian tradition, light is offered to the gods and thus religious merit is obtained. Next to plant arabesques, the bowl is decorated with eight Buddhist symbols of happiness, arranged in pairs. The foot is made up of two rows of lotus petals.
Seed container (drubhor), silver with fire-gilding; H: 12 cm, diameter 8,5 cm; loan from a private collection
The skulls at the belly and lid of the container point to the eight types of meditation of the yogi. The handle is made out of half a vajra*. In the course of the ceremony the lama strews the seeds to bring blessing and happiness.