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Silver Kresna Wayang Shadow Puppet Pendant and Necklace endowed with Virtuous Qualities of Love and Kindness

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Kresna is the Javanese name for the Indian Hindu god Krishna (Sanskrit: Kṛṣṇa), one of the avatars of Vishnu (Sanskrit: Viṣṇu; Javanese: Whisnu). This divinity plays a major role in the mythological epics of the Mahābhārata and Bhagavad Gītā. Faithful Hindus in Bali and Java, as well as in India, worship him as the god ...

Silver Naga Dragon Pendant for Excessive Wealth through Business and Gambling

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The dragon is a popular mythical creature in many cultures around the world. In Indonesia they use the term 'naga' (Sanskrit: nāga) to refer to these ferocious serpentine beings that are featured in several ancient legends in traditional Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Its mythological characteristics have been evoken using a powerful nāga mantra during the ...

Traditional Taweez with Islamic Esoteric Writing that Makes Grace Abound

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Nowadays taweez come in many forms and sizes, yet one can still find the more traditional taweez being made in Indonesia today. And indeed, this particular mystical object is reminiscent of amulets and talismans of olden times. Its simplistic yet bold design gives the amulet a distinctly classic look. Therefore, it is not difficult to ...

Semar Mesem Deity Talisman Yielding Magical Power to Influence One’s Way to Success

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Semar is Java's deity of guidance and protection. This celestial spirit is of Javanese origin, tracing back to pre-Hindu times in Indonesia. The local god plays a dominant role in traditional Indonesian shadow play (wayang), as the elder brother of Bhatara Guru (Īśvara, an avatar of Śiva). In the classical wayang stories Semar is the ...

Keris Pulanggeni Luk 5 – Pamor Sanak – Tangguh Cirebon (15th–17th Century CE)

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The keris Pulanggeni is a five-waved ('luk') dapur model of Javanese origin. Unlike most traditional Javanese kerises, this particular keris has a rather tall and heavy blade. These characteristic features are commonly found amongst kerises from the tangguh Cirebon era (15th–17th century CE), a historical period referring to the reign of one of Java's first ...