Vintage Brass Gangajal Vessel for Holy Ganges Water From The Himalayas - Ht 19 cm x Circumference 42 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. Jal means water ).a

Crafted from excellent quality brass, the vessel has a screw on round lid with a handle and is accompanied with a brass glass which fits into the mouth of the vessel. 

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 19 cm with handle. Height 15 cm without handle.

Circumference of the vessel is 42 cm.

Diameter of the lid is 8 cm 

Weight: 1.15 kilograms