Altar Bell - Om 2 3/4"
This silver plated bell has a light, delicate ringing song. Engraved with the Hindu Om symbol, this altar bell's gentle ringing tone is great for clarity, cleansing and meditation. 2 3/4" x 1 3/4"
The Om or Aum symbol (sanskrit) is an ancient sacred sound and important mantra in Hinduism and Buddhism. Pronounces by many as Om it is actually composed of the three sounds A-U-M (in sanskrit, a and u combine to become o). These three sounds relate to several sacred threes that relate to it's meaning.
- earth, atmosphere, and heaven (the three worlds)
- Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva (The three major Hindu gods)
- Rg, Yajur, and Sama (The three sacred Vedic scriptures)
In Hinduism om represents the ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge and the soul.
A perfect addition to your altar! Bells have been used for centuries in spell-crafting. Some use bells for removing unwanted or negative energies, and to call spirits. Folks would have their farm animals and pets wear bells to keep away the Evil Eye and evil spirits.
The outer portion of a bell is referred to as the female. The hammer is seen as the male. Ringing a bell signifies and celebrates an occasion or moment in time and clears and purifies the space for this time. In addition, ringing a bell can alter perception and awareness. Wiccan bells are rung to outline portions of rituals and celebrations.