Tingsha Bell - Everything you need to know - Himalayas Shop

Tingsha Bells are also called Tibetan chimes, Tibetan Cymbals, or Kartals. It is made up by joining two small cymbals with the help of a leather strap or chain. Tingsha are two small metal cymbals stuck together to produce a clear and high-pitched tone. Different size tingsha produces different frequencies - large size tingsha emits a low-toned sound that vibrates for a long period whereas smaller size tingsha provides a high-pitched, pure sound. It can produce a unique long ringing tone and attract non-human entities which has benefited from specific forms of compassion practice. Antique tingsha bells are made up of special bronze alloys which produce harmonic overtones. It is used along with singing bowls and other instruments in meditation, music, and sound healing. The sound of the meditation bell ( cymbals) promotes a sense of peace and calmness. We can find tingsha bells in various designs, tones, frequency, symbols, etc. 

Know more about Tingsha Bell 

  • How are tingsha bells made and what is their frequency?

  • How does its frequency affect us?

  • When are tingsha bells used?

  • How to use the tingsha bells?

  • How to practice the tingsha bell in the modern and ancient way?

  • Why and where should we use the tingsha bell?

  • What are its popular designs, patterns and symbols? 

  • What are the benefits of using tingsha bells?

  • How to choose the tingsha bell?

How are tingsha bells made and what is their frequency?

Tingsha bells are handmade by the casting method using 7 metals - Gold, mercury, copper, silver, iron, tin, and lead are seven metals. Every metal used for making the tingsha bell is connected to different planets and days. Gold is connected with Sun and Sunday, silver is connected with the moon and Monday, mercury is connected with Mercury and Tuesday, copper is connected with Venus and Wednesday, iron is connected with Mars and Thursday, tin is connected with Jupiter and Friday, and lead is connected with Saturn and Saturday. They produce strong sound, vibration, and frequency which range above 2000 Hertz/ above. Different tingsha bells are used to produce different sound frequencies for the healing method.

How does its frequency affect us?

Everything around us is vibration. The colors and sound around us vibrates at a certain frequency. When we hear music the sound frequencies in music heals our mind and body. The Tingsha bell produces strong sound with a frequency above 2000 Hertz. It brings us to an aware state and helps maintain peace and calmness to free from our disturbed mind. During meditation practice also it is played at the beginning or end session as cymbals sound penetrates or webbed thoughts and remove the build up stress from our daily life. The sound waves of Tingsha can soothe us.

If we use the tingsha bell according to our body frequency, it helps us in cleansing and healing. The tingsha bell frequency matches to our body frequency then it starts to affect us. we have to shift tingsha bell frequency to our body frequency, for that we have two practices.

Practice 1: Tuning Visualisation

If you are going through a time of worries and frustration then try this tuning visualization. First close your eyes and imagine a central column of light running through the core of your body and at the top of your head, above the sky. Now visualize a knob of the feeling you want to change to and turn on the knob. Then, try to feel the quality of the frequency which was selected by you.

Practice 2: Move from your head to your heart

We mostly use the word “i’m stuck in my head”, all of our energy are stuck on our head When most of the people are working on a computer, sitting for a long and long hour. Not even thinking about our feet, we can perform this by closing our eyes and imagine that you are in an elevator and pressing the down button, the door closes slowly then you move downward. Imagine that you are moving downward through an elevator like taking the tingsha bell frequency from your head to throat, again it moves slowly to your heart. Then, hearing the sound “Ding”, when you reach to the heart. When your heart eyes open you feel different. After that, take a deep breath.

When are tingsha bells used?

  • We can use tingsha bells in the yoga class because it helps beginner students settle their mats, practice yoga/meditation, and learn breathing methods of inhaling and exhaling.
  • They are used during sound healing and meditation because it gives relief and helps to change our mental state.
  • It can be used in clearing space and Feng Shui because they are mostly used for clearing the auras and are said to fill space.
  • It is used for maintaining our body frequency to environment frequency for getting positive vibes after producing the echo of it which strikes within the hearts.

How to use the tingsha bells?

  • We can use it by holding its leather strings, maintaining the balance between two cymbals, and striking each other.
  • In the next method we can produce it by catching just above metallic disks and striking at each other.

How to practice the tingsha bell in the modern and ancient way?

We can practice the Tingsha in different ways. We should equalize the frequency produced by the tingsha bell and our body. The frequency produced by the traditional way and modern way are completely different.

Traditional ways:

In ancient times, people used to play the tingsha bell by holding it just above the metallic disks and striking slowly. You need to keep your attention to the sound and listen to it till the end. It takes a few minutes to match the frequency of the body then it makes your body relieved from stress. In ancient times people used Tingsha for handling their stressful time and problems. 

Modern ways:

There are lots of ways to play Tingsha bell and different dimensions are being tried out. One interesting dimension you can add, is to hit the cymbals together and spin it around you. This is a good way for space cleansing and healing. Most people are facing depression and mental health problems nowadays. Using the Tingsha bell as a sound healing helps people to come out from the problem. 

Why and where should we use the tingsha bell?

Tingsha Cymbals are mostly used in cleansing and healing methods. It is used to reduce the stress level and anxiety. It helps in the flow of positive energy in our bodies and maintains the strong brainwaves. It has lots of benefits to our body if we use it properly. 

We can use tingsha bells for the following purpose:

Uses of Tingsha bell
  • Sound Healing and Meditation:

 Tingsha bells can be used in yoga, meditation class, and therapy class. It helps those who want to start yoga and to make the practice flow. When tingsha ting one time we can inhale and exhale next time. It is the best method to practice yoga and meditation.

  • Clearing space and Feng Shui:

They are not only sound healing; it is also mainly used for clearing space and Feng Shui. Clearing space and Feng Shui is the process of cleaning the negative energy from the place you stay.

*What are its popular designs and symbols? 

Tingsha bells are made on Tibetan cymbals i.e. hand craving, itching, and engraving of Tibetan mantra Om Mani Padme hum, 8 auspicious symbols, etc.


Mantra Tingsha


OM- It represents the vibration of the universe, divine energy, generosity, and purifies the ego.

MA- It represents the purification and ethics of jealousy and entertainment.

NI- It represents patience and purifies passion and desire.

PAD- It represents diligence and purifies ignorance and judgment.

ME- It represents concentration and purifies attachments.

HUM- It represents wisdom and purifies the aggression and haters.

8 auspicious symbols

While the tingsha bell is made we use the different symbols on the tingsha bell, every symbol has its meaning.


  • Golden fishes: The goldfish represents breath and life force (prana). They are also known as freedom and abundance because when fish are underwater they have complete freedom of movement throughout the water.
  • ParasolThe parasol represents protection from harm and illness like it protects from the sun. It symbolizes the expansiveness of the crown chakra.
  • Treasure vase :The treasure vase represents health, longevity, prosperity, and empowerment. This symbol is used in different sectors of Buddhism. 
  • Lotus: It symbolizes the purity of the mind, body, and speech. It also represents spiritual awakening and faithfulness.
  • Conch shell: It is most used by the Hindus for spiritual awakening. It represents educating and taking care of yourself. It prevents natural disasters, drives away evil spirits, etc.
  • Endless knot: The endless knot represents everything in life i.e. interwoven and interdependent.
  • Victory banner: The victory banner symbolizes overcoming and attaining happiness. It represents happiness in life.
  • Dharma wheel: The dharma wheel shows the never-ending journey to self-improvement. life is like a wheel that never ends.

The classic Simple and Plain

This Tingsha is simple design with no carving or Art. Traditionally the Tingsha used to be plain with no carving works on it. This is still the most popular one.


What are the benefits of using tingsha bells?

The benefits of using the Tingsha bell doesn’t limit to our physical health but also to spiritual well-being. It connects to our spirit, soul, mind and emotion,this helps to strengthen our physical well-being also. Tingsha is beneficial for healing auras; getting a meditative state of mind; toning; relieving stress, anger, depression, anxiety, space clearing, etc.

  • Heal auras: 

It is electromagnetic energy that surrounds the body. Auras correspond with our chakra. They are made of seven layers that are related to different aspects i.e. mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Auras layer:

  • Physical Aura layers:

This is the first layer of auras and it is related to our five senses and overall bodily health.

  • Astral Aura layers:

The next auras layer is connected to our emotions, memories, and experience.

  • Lower Aura layers:

Lower aura is related to logic and thinking patterns. It is engaged when we are working, studying, or focusing on any other work. 

  • Higher Aura layers:

The higher aura is related to self-compassion, and selflessness. It connects our well beings to other well beings. 

  • Spiritual Aura layers:

This layer connects you to other people’s spiritual matters. When this aura grows and shines you are engaged in teaching, sharing other spiritual auras.

  • Intuitional Aura layers:

It is also known as the third eye chakra and It is related to awareness.

  • Absolute Aura layers: 

This layer is related to balancing the other aura layers and it stores all of your experiences and guides your life.

  • Get a meditative state of mind: 

When tingsha is performed it gives high tones which are good for reducing the stress level. When you get tired of your BG life you can use the tingsha bell for calmness and peace. 

  • Toning: 

Toning is the traditional therapy technique for reducing mental stress and anxiety level. Due to the strong waves of the tingsha bell, it gives us healthy energy to our body.

  • Relieve stress, depression, anger, and anxiety

    Today’s world is all about having a racing mind, for getting relief from stress, depression, anger, and anxiety. We can use the tingsha bell vibration for being in a better state.

    • Space clearing:

    The vibration created by the tingsha bell is excellent for clearing the space, this sound cuts the stagnant energy like a sword. 

     How to choose the tingsha bell?

    We can find lots of tingsha bells in the market, among them we need to find the best quality with pure sound. Smaller tingsha bell produces a very thin and pure sound, whereas a larger one gives a lower tone but sustains for longer. We can choose according to the symbol and sound you like . Click here to view some of the Best Quality Tingsha bells from Nepal.

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    Thanks for the message @Roger East. You could download any tuner app to your phone. We use n-track tune or Carl Tuner to check these notes and frequency.

    Roger East

    Roger East

    I am looking for a particular frequency of cymbal that matches the pair that I already have. How do I determine what the frequency is?

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