Vintage brass temple bell used to invoke the Hindu god, Shiva during the Hindu ritual known as the 'Aarti.' The bell is crafted with a figure of Nandi, the bull that symbolises the strength of Lord Shiva.
This vintage brass bell is hand crafted by the skilled artisans from the south of India using the Lost wax process - centuries old tradition of metal casting to craft temples, hindu dieties and bells.
The bell incorporates the enlightening sound of Aum which is the basis of all sounds or notes. The bell is rung with the desire indicating the invocation of divinity so that virtuous and noble forces enter and the demonic and evil forces from within depart.
The Nandi bull is the Vahana or vehicle of Lord shiva. Every Shaivite temple has the figure of the white humped bull reclining on a raised platform and facing the entrance door of the shrine so that according to tradition he may perpetually gaze on the lord in his symbolic form, the lingam.
Measures: Height is 20 cm. Diameter of the bell is 11 cm
Weight: 1.100 Kilograms