The ancient and rich symbolism of the lotus flower has been influential in Asia, India and Egypt. The lotus flower often symbolizes divine purity and enlightenment in Buddhist teachings and wealth in Hinduism and a sign of rebirth in Egypt.
An excerpt from the Heart Sutra poem is engraved in the center of the plate. The title translates to "Heart of the perfection of Transcendent Wisdom" and is best known for its brevity and depth of meaning.
The Heart Sutra Excerpt translation is: “Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, meditating deeply on Perfection of Wisdom, saw clearly that the five aspects of human existence are empty, and so released himself from suffering.”
This incense holder is great for catching ash and also includes a tea light holder for soft ambient lighting.
This exceptionally detailed incense holder is cast from resin using a bronze powder to give it a metallic finish and then hand painted to add the fine details. It measures measures 9 1/2" in length, 8" in width and 2" in height.