Lingams are without doubt the rarest of all Himalayan singing bowls, and also among the oldest, with some dating back to at least the 16th century. They were made for ritual, healing, and ceremonial use, and some are inscribed. Named after the male principle, they are easily identified by a conical protrusion, the lingam, in the centre of the basin. This is usually matched by a navel-like impression on the underside when the bowl is turned over. They are superbly crafted, responsive and easy to play, and have unique sonic qualities. Lingam bowls are different, special!
Rare Antique Lingam Singing Bowls are our speciality. We began collecting them in Nepal in the mid 1980s when there was virtually no interest in rare or unusual bowl forms regardless of their age, ceremonial purpose or exquisite sonic qualities. We were among the first in the West to appreciate their antiquity and refined beauty, discover their unique sonic qualities, and medicinal and ceremonial functions. Forty years later, almost unintentionally, I find myself with probably the world’s largest collection of these now incredibly rare and wonderful sacred singing and healing bowls. You will find more antique Lingams on this website than all the others combined.
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