Brass Gangajal Vessel for Holy Ganges Water From The Himalayas - Ht 19 cm x Circumference 37 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 ).

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 14 cm without handle.

Circumference of the vessel is 37 cm.

Diameter of the lid is 7.5 cm 

Weight: 800 grams