Brass Gangajal Vessel for Holy Ganges Water From The Himalayas - Ht 14 cm x Circumference 38 cm

From our Vintage Collection -  This is a 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 ).

Crafted from solid brass, the vessel has a screw on round lid with a handle and is accompanied with an 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 and collect this pure water.
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  14 cm. Circumference of the vessel is 38 cm.

Diameter of the lid is 8 cm 

Weight: 850 kilograms

Note: There may be some slight imperfections on the surface of the vessel which is due to the vintage nature of the container.