The Bumpa or Vase, is a ritual vase with a spout used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals and empowerments. The bumpa is understood to be the vessel or the expanse of the Universe.
There are two kinds of bumpa: the tso bum(bumpa), or main vase, and the le bum(bumpa) or activity vase. The main vase is usually placed in the center of the mandala, while the activity vase is placed on the Guru's table and is used by the Chöpön, or ritual specialist assistant during rituals and empowerments. Bhumpa set, hand made in Nepal, copper with silver and gold gilded with silk brocade cover.
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