The Kalachakra symbol, or Tenfold Powerful One, represents the teachings of the Kalachakra tantra. It is worn for protection from obstacles and negativities. The symbol has many layers of meaning and is associated with world peace. This gau style Kalachakra pendant is finely handcrafted in Nepal from sterling silver. The main seed syllable is embellished with 24k gold vermeil. A "gau," or small box for storing ritual objects, is typically worn as jewelry and represents one's personal shrine. The gau opens to hold blessings, prayers, or small ritual objects.