Vintage brass temple bell used to invoke the Hindu gods during the Hindu ritual known as the 'Aarti.' The bell is beautifully crafted with figures of Hanuman and The Garuda and protected by the 5 headed snake hood or Naag.
The brass bell is hand crafted by the skilled artisans from the south of India with a rich dark patina finish using the Lost wax process - a centuries old tradition of metal casting to craft temples, hindu Deities and temple bells.
Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and one of the central characters in the various versions of the epic Ramayana who finally evolved and emerged in this era as the ideal combination of Shakti ( strength) and Bhakti ( worship).
Stories and folk traditions in and after the 17th century, began to reformulate and present Hanuman as a divine being, as a descendent of deities, and as an avatar of Lord Shiva.
The Garuda is a legendary and mythical bird or bird-like creature as per the Hindu , Buddhist and Jain mythology and is considered the vahan or vehicle of the Indian hindu god Vishnu and a protector with power to swiftly go anywhere, ever watchful and an enemy of the serpent.
The bell incorporates the enlightening sound of Aum which is the basis of all sounds or notes and 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. Measures: 24 cm tall. Size of the bell is 10 cm .
Diameter of bell is 10 cm.
Weight: 900 Grams