Before explaining the Sanskrit Guardian Goddess collection, I would like to begin with a brief explanation of the Sanskrit script.
Sanskrit (梵字) is a script developed in ancient India and used to write the Sanskrit language. In Japan, it is often called "Shittamonji" (悉曇文字), and is said to have been introduced to Japan via China in the middle of the 6th century.
It is also said to have come to Japan as Buddhist characters that represent gods and Buddha in a single character, and that these characters were systematized by Kukai. The Sanskrit characters (Siddhartha characters) are treated with the same importance as Buddhist statues, Buddhist ritual implements, and sutras. Unfortunately, the use of Sanskrit characters in India and China has become obsolete, and they are mainly used only in Japan.
As explained above, in addition to its meaning as a character, "Sanskrit" also has the meaning of "a character that represents a god or Buddha in a single letter. This means that each Sanskrit character itself represents a different deity. For example, the Sanskrit word "Kilik" refers to the Bodhisattva "Senju Kannon" and the Sanskrit word "Tarak" refers to the Bodhisattva "Kokuzo". It means "Sanskrit = God."
There is another character in the Sanskrit alphabet that is determined by the Chinese zodiac (the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac). For example, the year of the Rat is called "Kilik" and the year of the Ox is called "Tarak".
In the example above, the Sanskrit character for the Year of the Rat is "Kilik," and this "Kilik" Sanskrit character refers to the Bodhisattva Senju Kannon. To explain in a simple way, the year of the child (zodiac sign) = Kilik (Bodhisattva Senju Kannon). Thus, each zodiac sign has a different Brahma (god). The god of your zodiac sign becomes your "guardian deity".
The Sanskrit Guardian Goddess collection from ZOCALO incorporates the Chinese zodiac and Sanskrit characters (gods) into jewelry design.
The circular frames made of 925 silver have the meanings of "eternity," "immortality," and "longevity," and are also associated with "life force," "continuity," and "life. Ivy," which has been revered as a symbol of "vitality" and "continuity," is carved into the 925 silver circular frame, meaning "eternity," "immortality," and "longevity. In the center of the coin is a bronze coin with "Sanskrit characters" on one side and the Chinese zodiac on the other side, both intricately engraved.
It is a remarkable piece of jewelry that allows you to wear Sanskrit characters (guardian deities) at the same time when you hold a piece of jewelry with your zodiac sign on it. Why not try it not only as a piece of jewelry to add color to your fashion, but also as a good-luck charm to protect yourself?