This Beautiful traveling tibetan Shrine of Buddha Shakyamuni is made of Brass and is filled inside of the Shrine with blessed mantras & prayers. These Shrines we're carried around so that devout travelers with nowhere to worship could carry their shrines with them. It also acts as protection when on the road. The front surface is embossed with Buddha Shakyamuni surrounded with Auspicious Symbols and other Buddhist symbols. The printed silk strap is attached so peoples could wear it as a cross strap or around their neck while traveling. This piece is crafted by a wonderful family that are artisans currently living in Nepal. These make for wonderful wall decor or just pieces to have displayed on a table with other artifacts and items you love.
The Story Behind Buddha Shakyamuni, the One who became Enlightened:
Siddhartha was the Indian prince. He detached his earthly possessions and attachments to find a way to end the cycle of birth, old age, sickness, and death. When he detached from his desires and attachments, and meditated in deep investigation of the nature of all this existence, without distractions of earthly diversions, his single-mindedness led to his enlightenment. Upon enlightenment, he was called a "buddha". He was then recognized as "Shakyamuni Buddha" "Shakya" was the name of Siddhartha's clan and bloodline. "Muni" means 'sage'. So he was recognized as a great sage identified from the Shakya clan. Hence, he was called Shakyamuni Buddha.
Wooden Art piece measures 5"H X 4"W X 2" Thick
Printed Yellow/ Green Silk Strap length is 50"
Made in Nepal.