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St. Peter's Bell
Pummerin is the name of the bell in the Stephansdom, St. Stephen's Cathedral, in Vienna. 

The new Pummerin (officially named for St. Mary) was a gift from the province of Upper Austria and was cast on 5 September 1951 in St. Florian, Upper Austria from the Old Pummerin's metal (supplemented by metal from some of the remaining captured Turkish cannons at Vienna's Heeresgeschichtliches Museum military museum).

At 20,130 kg (44,380 lb) (without the clapper which weighs 813 kg), the new Pummerin is the largest bell in Austria and the third largest swinging bell in Europe after the 23,500 kg (51,810 lb) Petersglocke in Cologne Cathedral and the 22,700 kg Maria Dolens in Rovereto, Italy. 

The Old Pummerin was originally cast in 1705 from 208 of the 300 cannons captured from the Muslim invaders in the Second Turkish Siege of Vienna.
The Pummerin
- Name:		Prier bell (Ghanta)
- Description: 	Bronze bell with crone on a handle top.
Tibet - driblu (big ghanta)
clopot de bronz cu reliefuri specifice.
manerul este o jumatate de dorje - obiect de cult specific tibetan cu portretul lui Buddha
cadou de la naiada - Craciun 2007
Tibet - Driblu (middle ghanta)

Tibet - driblu (small ghanta)
The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism originated in Indian iconography. In ancient times, many of these same symbols were associated with the coronations of kings, but as they were adopted by Buddhism, they came to represent offerings the gods made to the Buddha after his enlightenment.

Although westerners may be unfamiliar with some of the Eight Auspicious Symbols, they can be found in the art of most schools of Buddhism, especially in Tibetan Buddhism.
Tibet - Tingsha 8 auspicious
Dragons have been part of Chinese culture for at least 7,000 years. In China, dragons have long symbolized power, creativity, heaven, and good fortune. They are thought to have authority over bodies of water, rain, floods, and storms.

In time, Chinese Buddhist artists adopted the dragon as a symbol of enlightenment.
Tibet - Tingsha double dragon
The syllable Om is first mentioned in the Upanishads, the mystical texts associated with the Vedanta philosophy. 
It has variously been associated with concepts of "cosmic sound" or "mystical syllable" or "affirmation to something divine", or as symbolism for abstract spiritual concepts in the Upanishads.
Tibet - Tingsha OM black painted
Antique Tibet Old God Statue patina Bronze Buddhist Dragon Singing bell
sizes:  9cm  *  4.5cm  *  10cm
Material: bronze
Cast period: BC
Country of origin: China
Tibet dragon singing bell
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