From our Vintage Collection - This is an exquisitely crafted brass Annam or Hamsa - a mythological Indian bird and a spiritual symbol of purity and divine knowledge. The Hamsa is also the Vahana ( vehicle ) of Hindu gods Lord Brahma, Gayatri, Saraswati and Lord Vishwakarma.
Annam or Hamsa in Sanskrit is a mythical Indian bird which is often compared to the modern day Swan in looks. Legend says that an Annam could separate pure milk from a mixture of milk and water. Hence, it has long served as a symbol of purity and divine knowledge in Indian philosophy and literature.
The flight of the hamsa symbolizes Moksha and Lake Mansarovar, as per hindu mythology is seen as the summer abode of the Hamsa.
Measures: Length 13 cm x Height 11 cm
Weighs: 600 grams