The embossed 8 Auspicious Buddhist Symbols on the Timsha Bells- These timsha's are embossed with the eight auspicious Buddhist symbols: the parasol protecting against evil, the banner of victory of Buddha's teachings, the conch shell of good luck, the endless knot of eternal love, the water vessel of abundance, the two fish of salvation and fecundity, the lotus of purity and beauty, and the Buddhist Wheel of the Law. The timsha Bells are a ritual artifact by Buddhist Monks, as well as in the Shamanist traditions. The Timsha's are made of a complex alloy of bronze (copper and tin) and also iron and zinc. Measures 2.50" in diameter. When these unique hand cymbals strike each other they produce a clear, pure, cleansing sound which can be used to focus the mind before and after meditation. When played as an instrument they can be used as a chime or a bell. When playing you grasp each cymbal by the cord, at the point where it enters the timsha and hold firmly and strike the edges together at an angle. They can also be used to clear the space of any negative energies.