A number of traditional things have surpassed the test of time to remain relevant until in the modern times. Among the items that have beaten the test of time are the singing bowls. Singing bowls owe their origin to the Chinese territories and were basically used for musical performance as well as other religious activities. Different designs and sizes of the singing bowl are created in order to serve the varying needs of the users. There are different ways to use the bowl in order to produce sound and this comes either through striking or running a mallet around.
Initially, the bowl was used for religious purposes. It has been in use by the Buddhist worshippers, where it is normally struck in between chants or meditations. Temples of the Japanese are also known to be home of the singing bowls as well as their homes where it is used for household worship. In both settings, different hammers are used to strike the bowl depending on its size and the type of worship in order to produce the desired sound.
Popularity of the singing bowls across the globe has grown as a result of among other things its usage in musical performances. Famous global artists are the ones who introduced use of the bowl in performances in the second half of the 21st century. Specially designed bowls for musical purposes started to be produced and these were imported in areas where popularity was growing. However, the type of music where the bowl is used is basically religious.
Use of musical bowls for medical purposes is also gaining popularity where the bowl comes as part of the applications in use for alternative medicine. The process of using this for medical purposes entails use of sounds produced by the bowl in the healing process and popularly known as sound therapy. Service providers using this approach use the sound to alter the minds of the patient and invoke the healing process.
Production of singing bowls have for centuries been using varying types of metal in production. They include iron, tine and lead among others. Traditionally, these metals are considered to have religious significance and for such the reason why the bowls were popular within religious circles. In this way, precious metals were not common in the production process.
Though it has been growing in popularity, the singing bowls have remained limited in availability. With the onset of the internet, there are easy to follow platform that allow those in love with the bowl to easily gin access and acquire one. Prospective buyers therefore only require to gain access to the provided platform, make selection and order for the desired musical bowl. Reliable dealers can be found with ease using search engine and online directories.