This incense burner is made of Purple clay or Zisha, a fine-textured and porous material found only in Yixing, China. Also known as Yixing clay. It features the image of the Goddess of Mercy Kuan Yin. Beautiful!
The incense burner is used to burn incense, a ritual that has been practiced throughout history as one of the most popular methods to symbolically bless, clean, enhance and purify the atmosphere or Ch’i in a living or workspace. The aromatic smoke of the incense will enliven stale energy, create a sense of tranquility and produce Seng Ch’i, the intrinsic energy which brings good fortune.
Commonly known to Chinese Kuan Yin as the Goddess of Mercy (or Kuan Yin, Quan Yin, Guan Yin), she is the most popular of the deity on Chinese altars, trusted and loved by all Chinese people. Many Buddhist scriptures state that one can invoke Kuan Yin’s assistance by simply calling out her name, people feel that this bodhisattva is very approachable. “One Who Hears the Cries of the World”, She hears those who call upon her and helps them even to lead them to the peace and happiness of the Western Heaven. Kuan Yin is a savior with boundless compassion, a comforter of the sick, lost, senile, frightened, and unfortunate. She is a celebrated Goddess of Fertility and Protector of Children.
Kuan Yin’s main attraction for people lies in her efforts to eliminate suffering and to make people live in peace and harmony. This kind of immediate benefit and the ability to receive protection or help simply by calling the bodhisattva’s name, similar to children receiving an instant reply when calling their mother, have contributed to Kuan Yin’s great popularity.
To have a Kuan Yin picture or statue in your house brings loads of good luck and protection to the household and family. Place this Zisha Clay Kuan Yin Incense Burner facing the main entrance of your home to bless you and your family with peace, protection, happiness, and safety.