Kusha grass for sprinkling cleansing water. Made by the monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery.
This kusha grass stick is used to bless offering items and is placed in the 7th offering bowl together with the conch shell.
Length – approx. 16 cm, weight – 5-7 g
“According to the Chokling Tersar tradition, we use a conch and kusha grass for cleansing water instead of a vase (Tib. bumpa). In this case conch becomes two-in-one: it symbolizes the offering of music, and also represents the bumpa, a vessel for cleansing water. Kusha grass is used for consecration, to sprinkle the offerings on the shrine, tormas, tsok, sang and sur offerings etc. Some people just sprinkle the cleansing water with their fingertips, but it’s a disrespectful way.” This explanation has been given by Khenpo Gyaltsen from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery.