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Guru Padmasambhava Nepalese Bronze Statue Amulet

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Although there was a historical Padmasambhava, very little is known of him, apart from his help in the construction of the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet at Samye. Many legends have grown around Padmasambhava's life and deeds, and he is commonly referred to as the 'second Buddha'. In Tibet, Padmasambhava is known as Guru Rinpoche, meaning ...

Kubera Vajra Nepalese Bronze Amulet Statue for Wealth and Prosperity

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Kubera, also known as Kuber or Kuvera, is the lord of wealth and is also regarded as the protector of the world. He is a popular figure in Buddhist and Jain mythology. In Hindu Mythology, he is both guardian of the North and lord of wealth. Kubera is associated with the earth, mountains, all treasures such ...

Sacred Brass Gamblers Coin featuring Semar and Traditional Javanese Characters

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The relatively large and heavy plaque of brass has a circular shape that is reminiscent of an ancient coin from China. This coin, however, is not Chinese but Javanese. Instead of Chinese characters we see traditional Javanese writing embossed on the rear face of the amulet. It reads: "1946 Palang", referring to the year of ...

Javanese Semar and Petruk Divinities Coin Amulet

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Semar and Petruk both are Javanese divinities, belonging to the group of four Punakawan (pronounced: Punokawan) deities. Semar is the eldest among them, followed by Bagong, Petruk, and Gareng. Petruk has a very fierce character, whereas Semar is characterized by peace and wisdom. Legend has it that Petruk used to be a benevolent rākṣasa demon. ...

Aventurine Gemstone Amulet in Classic Indonesian Brass Ring to bolster Confidence

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Set in a classic brass ring, this Indonesian amulet features a fine aventurine gemstone. A visible contrast between the yellow brass and the green stone greatly enhances the overall looks of the talisman. The oval-shaped cabochon matches perfectly with the characteristic style of Indonesian jewelry. Indeed, talismanic rings of this particular kind are treasured as ...