Brass Gangajal Vessel for Holy Ganges Water From The Himalayas. Ht 18 cm x Circumference 40 cm

From our Vintage Collection -  Handcrafted brass vessel for storing Holy water known as Ganga Jal - Ganga is The sacred Indian river which flows from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas and Jal means water).

Such brass containers or pots were used to bring back the Holy water by religious Indian priests or "Sadhus" who trekked up to the mountains to the source of the River Ganges to collect this pure water known as 'Gangajal'.

This water was then taken back to their villages / towns and sprinkled on the people as a blessing to wash all sins during religious prayers and festive occasions in the temple.

The ancient Hindu scriptures say that the touch, name and sight of the Ganges water cleanses all the sins of the person and taking a dip in the river, bestows heavenly blessings.

Measures:

Height 18 cm x Circumference of the vessel 40 cm.

Weight: 900 grams