Antique Bronze Temple Shrine Bells – C6 (Root Chakra)
Size: 16 cm & 10 cm (6 ¼ x4 inches). Weight: 510 grams (1 lb 2 oz)
This antique bronze bell or Ghanta is of a type found hanging by a street shrine or inside a Buddhist or Hindu Temple. It has probably hung beside or above the shrine for hundreds of years and been rung daily by countless worshipers. The rung note is a very strong sixth octave C6 (1059Hz).
Shrine bells are occasionally renewed as their hanging rings wear thin, and sometimes a shrine might be moved or destroyed to make way for a new development, and their bells end up in an antique shop. I bought this bell from an antique dealer in Kathmandu, Nepal, about 40 years ago. It is structurally sound with an aged patina.
All shrine bells are individually cast and are therefore unique. Antique bronze shrine bells like this are few and far between, and are highly prized by religious practitioners, shaman, yogis, healers and sound therapists, as well as bell collectors.
When you buy, handle, and ring this antique temple bell you can be confident that it is a genuine and revered holy instrument that has played an important part in countless sacred rituals and ceremonies for at least 100 years. It is an interesting object in its own right, with the look and feel of great antiquity…but perhaps more interestingly, when it is rung one can sense, or imagine, the spiritual energy, power and purpose with which it is imbued, and the present ineffably connects to the past.