4.75-in Relic Pagoda (Container for
Material: Solid brass
Color: Natural brass and clear perspex
2.3x2.3x4.75in entire pagoda;
1in opening and 0.5in depth for center perspex;
1in opening and 0.5in depth for hole in the brass
The Relic Pagoda (container of relics) is
universally used to store sacred relics found in ashes of highly
enlightened buddhist spiritual masters or Buddhas. When a spiritual
master dies and is cremated, beautiful pearl-like cyrstals, which
the TIbetans call "ringsel", are sometimes found among
the ashes established by enlightened beings with great compassion.
The ringsel embody the spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom
and are deliberately produced by the master at his death, a product
of realisation. Only lucky people can obtain sacred relics that
cannot be purchased, but usually passed down by spiritual masters.
The relic pagoda is normally placed at the altar of a temple or
home in front of the Buddha's image or sacred prayer areas. By
circumambulating, prostrating and making offerings, you gain more
merit. With a mass that weighs heavier than usual, this superior
masterpiece is manually machined tediously by hand from a solid
block of high quality brass and not molded. It can be dismantled
and assembled into a multi-tier structure. The high quality perspex
will make the relics visible to you all the time, making it helpful
to view relics that can sometimes multiply with time. Some people
also use the Relic Pagoda to store Buddha pendants, especially
those potently made from sacred ashes of highly achieved monks.
The presence of the Relic Pagoda that stores either the relic
or Buddha pendants bring ultimate blessings to homes and positive
FRAGILE: Made partially by perspex at the center with a heavy
base at the bottom, this pagoda must be held and supported at
the base and NEVER at the neck or at the upper half to prevent
it from breaking apart.