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Initiation crowns are commonly made in sets of twenty-five. They can be either painted, sewn or assembled from precious metals and stones.
The Five Buddha Crown is worn during initiation empowerments and rituals. The five petal-like segments represent the Five Buddhas of the five directions, also known as the Five Symbolic Buddhas. These different Buddhas play a symbolic role in the initiation ceremonies and the mandalas that are constructed to accompany them.
Jeff Watt [updated 12-2016]