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Low Manipuri 7 Chakra Set

1. 7 Bowl Chakra set
2. 8 Bowl Chakra set played with three different mallets

One of the most common frameworks for chakra sets is to have whole notes spanning one octave.   The 7 chakra sequence is C D E F G A B.  Some teachers like to add the first note of the next octave for 8 notes C D E F G A B C.

All the antique singing bowls in this chakra set have been selected for superior internal harmony. A lot of care has been taken to make sure the tones go well together. This is not as simple as picking notes because notes alone do not guarantee a smooth flow of sound up and down. Overtones and timbre play an important part.  These carefully selected antique singing bowls all blend together for a wonderful total sound. One challenge in assembling this set is that Manipuri bowls as low as C and D in the third octave are rare, and generally large.

The 7 bowl chakra set spans the third octave with the optional 8th note being a fourth octave C.   All bowls are Manipuri style for consistency in timbre and ease of play.  The bowls in the set are 6 to 8 inches in diameter.

All bowls are labeled with note and octave as well as our identifying number.

Add the 8th bowl to the set for $125. This bowl is selected to match the other 7 bowls with a deep fourth octave C.

About the recordings:

The first sound clip is seven 3rd octave bowls struck once with a Best Singing Bowls precision large low mallet (L 4).  With this mallet you hear the center of the soundscape for the bowls. The second recording is multiple taps of all 8 bowls with the full series of large Best Singing Bowls precision mallets starting with the very low L 2 then low L 4 and medium L 6. This gives you a feel for the different moods the bowls  are capable of. Each set is individual with slight variations in tone

About the photos:

Photos show 7 or 8 bowls in various views. Each set is individual with slight variations in appearance.


Certificates for 7 or 8 bowls cost a total of $125. Please allow three days for certificates as each bowl needs to be photographed in addition to the physical examination.

Bowl Type: Manipuri
Widest Diameter: 12 in
Height: 5 in
Weight: 8 lbs = 3629 grams
Bowl Number: sM2


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