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What is Singing bowl ?

What is Singing bowl ?


Singing bowls with drum sticks

Singing Bowls also known as meditation chakra bowls, healing singing bowls or himalayan singing bowls had been widely used since from the ancient times in Nepal and Tibet mostly by the Buddhist monks for meditation ,religious ceremonial music, traditional ritual offerings, for praying as praying bowls, as traditional musical instruments.

Comprised of the seven metals representing different planetary influences:

    * Gold = the sun
    * Silver = the moon
    * Mercury = Mercury
    * Copper = Venus
    * Iron = Mars
    * Tin = Jupiter
    * Lead = Saturn   

This singing bowl also used as bowls for rice feeding or food bowls mostly in the himalayan region in the early days.
Singing Bowls produces a wonderful singing sound when they are hit,tapped, struck or rubbed by a singing bowls wooden striker/mallet or dowel.

Singing bowls are used for meditation, sound therapy, healing, sound massage and more.  Now a days singing bowls are used for medical cures and treatment by the
 technique of sound therapy, sound massage as a tools for holistic healing, calm the nervous system and reviving brain functions and have successful results in the

Itching Singing bowls

image of Singing bowls

Itching is a technique of applying a carving onto metal, rather than into metal.  Once the design is painstakingly applied, the Singing Bowl is then dipped in an itching
liquid for a period of 3-4 hours so that the design is permanently applied.

The artisans then use itching tools, as well as skilled polishing and coloring methods, to produce the luxurious deep copper color and final design of this awesome
 Signing Bowl.

How to play Singing bowl ?

1.  Hold the bowl in the palm of either hand.
2. With the mallet, rub the outside rim in a circular motion. Keep an even pressure.
3. Gently increase the speed as the bowl begins to vibrate, and as the sound grows. It may help to tap the bowl to begin the vibration.
4. Or enjoy the exotic sound by just tapping the bowl.

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Anukrama - March 7, 2018

Singing Bowl is amazing thing. Usually people love it when they hear the sound it regardless of any note. Bigger the bowl deeper the sound and penetrates our mind. It helps better for meditation also. Larger bowls are very hard to find online. You can find good selections of larger singing bowls at

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