Gau / Portable Shrines

Tibetan Portable Shrine

Gau, Ghau or Gao - Portable Shrines with Deity inside Tibetans and Nepalese Buddhist Carry them when on long journeys from home.

They have been blessed and have offerings of wheat and herbs sealed inside.

Green Tara Gau

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Green Tara
Buddhist Bodhisattva

LARGE Gau with Green Tara inside
Measures 12 centimetres across

Gau, Ghau or Gao - Portable Shrines with Deity inside Tibetans and Nepalese Buddhist Carry them when on long journeys from home.

They have been blessed and have offerings of wheat and herbs sealed inside.

Gau with Jambala

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Jambala
Shamballa

LARGE Gau with Shamballa
Measures 12 x 9.5 x 4 centimetres

Gau, Ghau or Gao - Portable Shrines with Deity inside Tibetans and Nepalese Buddhist Carry them when on long journeys from home.

They have been blessed and have offerings of wheat and herbs sealed inside.

Buddha Eyes Gau

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Lapis Turquoise
Red coral & FREE cord

Gau, Ghau or Gao - Portable Shrines with Deity inside Tibetans and Nepalese Buddhist Carry them when on long journeys from home.

These are Metal Gau, they open like a locket and you can carry anything inside.
Tibetan Buddhist usually carry their prayers printed on paper inside.

Buy one and you get a FREE attractive woven cord to wear it with.

Tibetan Om Symbol

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Red Coral, Lapis, Turquoise
FREE CORD INCLUDED

Made from metal in Nepal. Has Tibetan Om Symbol in centre with red coral, lapis and turquoise chips.

Opens at the back like a locket to put whatever you wish inside, and comes with a FREE attractive woven black cord to wear it around your neck or hang on a wall.

Measures: 7.5 x 4.5 cms  (3 x 2 inches)

Buddha Eyes Design

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Turquoise Chips
Buddha Eyes
FREE CORD INCLUDED

Made from metal in Nepal. Has Buddha Eyes design  in centre with Turquoise chips.

Opens at the back like a locket to put whatever you wish inside, and comes with a FREE attractive woven black cord to wear it around your neck or hang on a wall.

Measures: 7.5 x 4.5 cms  (3 x 2 inches)

Old Gau Manjushree

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An original old Gau, used by Tibetan Buddhist's when travelling, you will always have your Manjushree with you.

Basically a portable shrine that Tibetans would take on long journeys.

The outer is made from leather with a cord at the back to hang on your wall.

Buddha is carved, this is a very interesting item for a collector or enthusiast.

It is old but not sure how old.  Definitely not a tourist trade item.

Measures:  15 x 12.5 cms (6 x 5 inches)

Gau Extra Large

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Buddhist Eight
Auspicious Signs

This is a very large Gau, has a Buddha image inside and the Tibetan Buddhist Lucky - Eight Auspicious Signs around the outside.

Gau, Ghau or Gao - Portable Shrines with Deity inside Tibetans and Nepalese Buddhist Carry them when on long journeys from home.

They have been blessed and have offerings of wheat and herbs sealed inside

Measures:  18.5 x 16 centimetres