From our Vintage Collection - This is a large 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 ).
Crafted from solid brass, the vessel has a screw on round lid with a handle and is accompanied with an exquisite shaped glass measuring 9.5 cm which fits into the mouth of the vessel.
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 25 cm with the handle and 18 cm without the handle
The brass glass measures 9.5 cm in height with a diameter of 8 cm
Circumference of the vessel is 50 cm. Diameter of the lid is 9 cm
Weight: 1.90 kilograms
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