This beautiful Tibetan offering torma was handmade by the artisans in Patan, Nepal. Additionally, this Tibetan torma features white metal alloy with copper rings and it is embedded with turquoise and coral stones. Our Tibetan offering torma is made to traditional specifications and it is of the same high quality craftsmanship that has supplied the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries.
Traditionally, offering tormas are made from barley flour and decorated with buttons made from butter. However, metals such as copper, silver and gold are also used. The benefit of the metal based tormas is that they are more durable than a perishable food torma. They are used for many purposes such as symbolic weapons for turning back obstacles during repulsion rituals. Additionally, tormas are often depicted in paintings hanging from the walls in the temples of the wrathful deities. Although an offering torma can also be used to honor peaceful deities, they are most commonly used to appease fierce Dharmapala such as the Mahakala and Shri Devi.