Pre-owned Handcrafted Tibetan Shrine With Gem Inlays Coral Turquoise Tibet Pendant Ghau Gau Amulet Box Filled With Holy Rishikesh Ganges Ganga Sand.
A Ghau (also spelt Gau or Gao) is a Tibetan Buddhist amulet container or prayer box, usually made of metal. When worn as jewellery its also known as a Tibetan Ghau pendant and is often ornamented with semi-precious stones. It's like a small container used to hold and carry powerful amuletic objects.
In Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia, the Ghau box usually contains a written prayer or a sacred yantra diagram such as the Kalachakra. The prayers and yantras are usually hand inscribed or block-printed by a priest and are always blessed before use. Tibetan Ghau is used as an ornament to help the wearer to ward off negative energy and attract blessings. Ghau pendants are also used as a portable shrine and are worn on a cord around the neck and hung close to the heart. They are commonly used to provide magical protection, draw love and money or increase the wearer's gambling luck.
HXLXD: 1.75" X 1.2" X 0.25"
Weight: 0.7 oz.
***Pre-owned item. Please look carefully at photos as part of item description, product is sold "as is"*** this is a very delicate piece some small imperfection and wear could be present, item you will receive is the exact one as in photos here***