This is a handcrafted Vintage Brass vessel for storing the Holy water known as " Ganga Jal " ( Ganga - The sacred Indian river which flows from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas. Jal means water ).
Such brass containers or pots were used to bring back the Holy water safely by religious Indian priests or "Sadhus" as they are known, who trekked up to the mountains and to the source of the River Ganges to collect this pure holy 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 17 cm with the handle and 12 cm without x Circumference 36 cm. Diameter of the lid is 7 cm
The Brass glass measures: Ht 4.5 cm x Diameter 6 cm
Weight: 750 grams
Note: The name of the owner is inscribed on the on the container. Some minor scratches on the body of the vessel is due to its age and vintage nature of the pot adding to its charm and beauty.