NEPAL MASK #2 Shiva Bhairab, Bhairava Old Nepalese Shaman Buddha

NEPAL MASK Shiva, Bhairab, Bhairava  Old Nepalese Shaman Buddha Katmandu ~ {Price marked down from $1500 to $995}Beautifully detailed Old Nepalese Carved Wood Mask. Bhairab is a wrathful manifestation of  Shiva. ~~ Mask #2 of PAIR ~~This is a Bhairab mask is from the village of Dhankhuta, in Nepal. The mask was hand-carved by village carver who practice a mix of Buddhism, Hinduism and Shamanism. Bhairava  is a name of the fearsome aspect of God Shiva.  A Very Impressive  Mask with Flames for eye brows, Piercing Eyes, Forbidding Fangs & a Crown of  Skulls on top ~ LARGE, this mask Measures  32”  Height  X  14-1/2” Wide  X  7” deep  ~ Great solid condition,  considering age, This old  mask has a blackened char finish, ageing, wood loss, scuffs, cracks, chips.   Our Large Nepalese  Mask was collected in Katmandu Nepal in 1991. We believe the mask is at least 40 to 50+ years old.   A VERY STRIKING & POWERFUL MASK . ~ ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Paypal or I will email you with payment address to send checks or Postal Money Orders, Cash. ~ FREE SHIPPING included in your price , USPS Priority mail with tracking in U.S. Only ~ PLEASE EMAIL FIRST ~ for International mail rates or other Questions ~ Please Email Eric at Eric@Agestribalarts.com or Call 330-434-1010 ~~~~~~~~~~ Shiva in one of his most fearsome, terrifying aspects. In this aspect, he is said to destroy the false self. and considered to be a Tantric god. He is popularly worshipped in the Katmandu valley, especially by the Newar tribe. 
Shamanism in Nepal is thought to date back some 50,000 years and the ancient healing traditions of shamanism are still taught in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, Bhutan, and Northern India. The Kapalikas were a sub-sect of the Pasupatas. They went naked, used a human skull as a food-bowl, bathed in the ashes from cremations, and were believed to commit human sacrifice. Naturally, they inspired fear and distaste in the orthodox. The term 'Kapalika' can be translated as "bearer of the Skull-Bowl," and these sadhus worshipped Bhairava, as the Supreme Beggar and emulated his kapala vow. Perhaps, like other Indian Sects, the Kapalikas believed that great magical power could be transferred by taking on the penances of Bhairava. Through this identification with the god, the Kapalikas took on his powers. Like other sects who focus upon one deity (or aspect thereof), the Kapalikas held Bhairava to be the creator-preserver-destroyer of the Universe, and chief of all the gods. "

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