Singing bowls are musical instruments originating from Tibet and the Himalayan regions.
Their origin dates back to the pre-Buddhist times of the region, although they are also closely associated with the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
According to legend, singing bowls were created over 2,500 years ago by a group of Tibetan monks working in a temple.
These monks created singing bowls by casting seven different metals: gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, and mercury. Each metal represents a different planet in the solar system, and the sound produced by the bowl is believed to correspond to the vibration of that planet.
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, singing bowls are used to help achieve a state of calm and serenity during meditation. They are also believed to help balance the cerebral hemispheres and improve cognitive function.
They can be found at musical instrument stores, esoteric item stores, and online.
They are also used in sound therapy, a practice that has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Nowadays, singing bowls have become popular all over the world due to their healing properties and their use in meditation.