Gold Plated Kapala Set | Buddhist Ritual Items

SKU: 127TKKapala


Kapala Set, Plated With Gold

About Our Ritual Item :

This kapala is a wonderfully carved gold-plated set carved with a skull head, flowers, and vajra handle secured with platted gold. This fine-quality Kapala set is handcrafted finely to give it a vintage look.

Introduction To The Kapala Set :

The skull cup, known as Kapala in Sanskrit, is fashioned from the oval upper section of a human cranium. It serves as a libation vessel for a vast number of Vajrayana deities, mostly wrathful. As a ritual implement, the selection of the right skull is of immense importance for the success of the ritual. In Tibetan Buddhism, the Kapala or Skull Bowl is used ritually in a number of ways. For example, the Lama may use it as an offering bowl on the altar, filled with wine or blood as a gift to the Yidam Deity or all the Deities in the Mandala. Through the force of the practice of tantric visualizations based in deep philosophical study and meditation, a sort of transubstantiation will occur, and the wine or blood will be transformed into the Wisdom Nectar, a liquid form of the Enlightened Mind of the Deity or all of the Deities in the Celestial Palace of the Mandala.


Size: 15cm/38 " (Height) x 8.5cm /21" (Base)
Depth of the Bowl : 3cm/7.62"
Weight: 894gm (approximately)


How to set up your own Buddhist Shrine?

• Find a clean, quiet, and uncluttered spot
• Set up an altar table, cover it with an altar cloth that calls to you
• Place your sacred item at the center