The 9th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
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Dril-bu; bell . Bells, in the plural, appear as a meritorious offering which came to form a permanent fixture of the Buddhist reliquaries called Stūpas. These bells, probably rather small ones equipped with cloth hangings attached to their clappers that made them ring when the wind blew, were evidently hung in strings attached to Stūpas.