Chitipati Dancers are figures from Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhism. They dance standing on top of conch and cowrie shells and protect weath, especially against thieves. The “Kapalas” are cups used in rituals of Hinduism and Buddhism. In art, many dieties are seen carrying and drinking from them. Deities also carry the trident [trishula], a weapon also used by the god Shiva to cut off head of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of Hindusim.
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