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KALACHAKRA Mandala Art Swarovski High Relief 3 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Fiji 2015


First issue of the new "MANDALA ART" coin series featuring the "Kalachakra" mandala. The pure Silver 3oz coins are strictly limited to only 500 pieces worldwide and minted in special medalic High Relief technique featuring a precious SWAROVSKI crystal and serial number on the edge.

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Kalachakra refers both to a patron Tantric deity or isadevata of Vajrayana Buddhism and to the philosophies and meditation practices contained within the Kalachakra Tantra and its many commentaries. The Kalachakra Tantra is more properly called the Kalachakra Laghutantra, and is said to be an abridged form of an original text, the Kalachakra Mulatantra which is no longer extant. Some Buddhist masters assert that Kalachakra is the most advanced form of Vajrayana practice; it certainly is one of the most complex systems within tantric Buddhism.
The Kalachakra tradition revolves around the concept of time (kala) and cycles (chakra): from the cycles of the planets, to the cycles of human breathing, it teaches the practice of working with the most subtle energies within one's body on the path to enlightenment.
The Kalachakra deity represents a buddhahood and thus omniscience. Since Kalachakra is time and everything is under the influence of time, Kalachakra knows all. Kalachakri, his spiritual consort and complement, is aware of everything that is timeless, not time-bound or out of the realm of time. In Yab-Yum, they are temporality and atemporality conjoined. Similarly, the wheel is without beginning or end. The term "wheel" evoked herewith is a principal polyvalent sign, teaching tool, organising metaphor and iconographic device within Indian religions. Some "wheel" cognates are the astamangala symbol of the dharmacakra, Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra and the theory of samsara.
The Kalachakra refers to many different traditions: for example, it is related to Hindu Shaiva, Samkhya, Vaishnava, Vedic, Upanishadic and Puranic traditions and also to Jainism. The Kalacakra mandala includes deities which are equally accepted by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.

  • CountryFiji
  • Year2015
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)93.3 (3 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts the highly intricate detail design of a mandala with a Swarovski crystal in the center, which enhances the design. A clean edge carrying the coins serial number.
The coin's obverse depicts the Fiji coat of arms along with the country of issue and face value.