A ghanta is an Indian bell used in Hindu rituals. The same term is also used to describe Buddhist bells. It is often found in a pair with the Dorje. The bell is generally made out of brass. A clapper is attached to the inside and the bell makes a high pitched sound when rung. The top of the bell handle is usually adorned with a brass figure - bell...
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(from the article `ceremonial object`) ...rods and mobile disks. Producing a sharp ringing sound, it was regarded as particularly sacred and was carried to the temple by women of high ...
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