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珊瑚曼达

2002-07-10 659 报道:佛教天地
  珊瑚曼达
  GORAL MANDALA
  清(公元1644-1911)QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
  高21·5底径16·5厘米HEIGHT 21。5CM DIAMETER 16·5CM
  收藏单位:西藏博物馆TIBET MUSEUM
  曼达(曼札)多用金属制作,此曼达则主要使用了红珊瑚。基座和上层法轮为银质,银基座上錾刻了精致的花纹图案。其他四层均以红珊瑚串制而成。举行法会时,法师一面念经,一面往底层上面撒五谷杂粮、各色石子、珍珠、玛瑙等杂宝,撒满一层以后再加一层。象征着赞叹须弥山,祈愿幸福吉祥。
  MANDALAS ARE MOSTLY MADE OF METAL ,BUT THIS ONE IS MADE OF RED CORAL 。THE BASE AND THE WHEEL OF DHARMA ARE MADE OF SILVER INCISED WITH BEAUTIFUL FOLIATE PATTERNS AND THE FOUR LAYERS OF THE MANDALA ARE MADE OF STRINGED RED CORALS 。WHILE CHANTING BUDDHIST DOCTRINES AT RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES 。BUDDHIST MONKS SPRAY FIVE DIFFERENT GRAINS ,VARIOUS COLOURED STONES SUCH AS PEARLS AND AGATE ON ONE LAYER AFTER ANOTHER OF THE MANDALA ,THIS SYMBOLIZES MT。SUMERU AND REPRESENTS PRAYERS TO BE BLESSED AND TO BE GIVEN A HAPPY LIFE 。
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