In the Buddhist context, we train in making daily offerings as a skillful means to instil the habit of selfless generosity. Moreover, we start our day by creating merit and an uplifting frame of mind. Traditionally, a set of 7 bowls are arranged on one’s altar to symbolize the offering of drinking water, bathing water, flowers, incense, light, perfume, food (Tib. shalsé), and a conch with a kusha grass wand.
Each bowl measures 8 x 3.5 cm.