Kapala

KAPALA SKULL CUP

The kapala skull cup is bone and is a ritual container for offerings. The kapala holds auspicious substances such as amrita as representative of all the universal qualities. Smaller kapalas also spelled Capala are made of metal and are adorned with a tripod and lid for use by practitioners. For ceremonies, a single capala may be used by the Vajra master; a set of two are used for holding ‘men’ and ‘rakta’ and are accompanied with assigned offering spoons.