Assembling a Ganjira for the Sravasti Abbey’s Buddha Hall
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Assembling a Ganjira for the Sravasti Abbey’s Buddha Hall

The ’s Hall will be adorned with pieces, a symbol of its noble intentions.

A large ganjira was recently put together, the main spire at the roof’s center, bringing the roof ornaments one step closer to their destination.

The Abbey hired highly skilled artisans from Chichhok Solukhumbu Handicraft in to make the roof decorations.

The three ganjira (spires), two deer, and a were all crafted by hand using traditional methods.

Once the copper decorations were completed in Nepal, they were carefully placed into wooden boxes and sent to Spokane—a lengthy 7,000-mile journey.

The of the pieces of the ganjira represent the five Buddha families.

Large ganjira

A: A large , the common seat for all Buddhas

B: , symbolizing the Buddha

C: Lotus, symbolizing the

D: Vase, symbolizing the Buddha Akshobya

E: Wheel, symbolizing the Buddha

F: Jewel, symbolizing the Buddha

 

 

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