Kangling, literally "leg (kang) flute (ling), is the Tibetan name for a trumpet or horn made out of a human thighbone, used in Himalayan Buddhism for various rituals as well as funerals. The femur of a criminal or a person who died a violent death is preferred. The kangling may also be made out of wood. The kangling only used in Chöd rituals (which should be performed outdoors in the open). In Tantric Chöd practice the practitioner, motivated by compassion, plays the kangling as a gesture of fearlessness, to summon hungry spirits and demons so that s/he may satisfy their hunger and thereby relieve their sufferings. It is also played as a way of "cutting off of the ego."
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