Vajra, Sanskrit, means flash and is a symbol that is important in Hinduism and Buddhism. The equivalent word in Tibetan is Dorje. Dorje is a small spire Tibetan lamas holding in his right hand during religious ceremonies. Vajra destroys all kinds of ignorance, but is itself indestructible. In Tantric ceremonies symbolizing vajra is held in the right hand, the male and a clock, is held in the left hand, the female. The interaction of these leads to enlightenment. The symbol worn as a pendant, and to remind its wearer and onlookers of knowledge superior indestructibility.

The above clock, Ghanta, is an Indian bell used in rituals in Hindu simen. Similarly describes the Buddhist bells. The time is generally made of brass and the handle is often graced figure. My ghanta has the same appearance as dorjen. These clocks are used in the worship of including Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, depending on the specialization chosen. A ghanta believed to chase away evil gods and held, as mentioned, in the left hand during the ceremony and ringing continuously.

The time is considered banning all loads, protection and blessing and is a sign of wisdom. In addition, a symbol of transience. These clocks hanging at the gate of many Hindu temples. After use in the ceremony cover nuns and monks usually ghantan and dorjen coated in silk.

Normally ghantan is not used as musical instruments. But I think these watches have been a nice expression. My ghanta and Dorje are made of bronze. Ghantan is 13.5 cm high and 7 cm in diameter. Dorjen 9 cm long and 3.5 cm wide.


from Some of the instruments in the recordings, released February 18, 1965


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Ekiwojjolo Uppsala, Sweden

Ekiwojjolo was founded in 2010 by Benil Steimer and since 2015, he plays together with Peter Nylund.

The music is DIY Lo-Fi recorded and is focusing on psychedelic, kraut and avantgarde.

Ekiwojjolo (Luganda) means butterfly and pronounced "edjiwoodjoloo".
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