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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:12 pm 
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How is a bhumpa used for a blessing? Is the water poured on the feathers or what? Thank you for any help and thank you for your time to answer my question. Take care


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:35 pm 
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tvneal wrote:
How is a bhumpa used for a blessing? Is the water poured on the feathers or what? Thank you for any help and thank you for your time to answer my question. Take care

Generally, the bumpa contains the blessed water (which may contain saffron or medicinal ingredients) and the peacock feathers fit into the top of a conical tube the bottom of which sits in the water in the bumpa. The tube (with the feathers on top) is taken out and flicked or shaken and the residual water in it is used to bless the shrine or whatever.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:50 pm 
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So the feathers actually stay in the cone. Thank you very much.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:44 pm 
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Tashi delek,

In case the Bumpa is used for purification, the water has a cleansing effect.
The peacock feathers do symbolize the peacock who can eat poinsonous snakes.
It is so the purification (transforming) symbol. Tantra is based on transforming.

Also during Tantric rituals the Bumpa is used.
It symbolizes then the power etc. of the Yidam in the one or other initiation aspect of His/Her/Their Mandala.

Bumpa without feathers did not i met. So in case they would be used, it would be interested to know the reason.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:51 pm 
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During some pujas the feathers (along with the "Shaker" (or cone, as someone called it)), is removed from the bumpa, and other things are sometimes set on top of the bumpa. The Sprinkler, or shaker, may be placed back in the bumpa, at some point during the puja as well. All these details are really specific to the practice one is doing, though....

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