Bells used in Hindu ceremonies and temples are also called "Ghantas".
This magnificent 73 cm long brass bell with the figure of Lord Ganesh - God of wisdom, hangs on a long thick brass chain with links and a hook with a peacock design, hand crafted by skilled artisans.
One can find such bells in all sizes and height hanging at the entrance of most hindu temples or prayer rooms at home and it is traditional to ring the bell while entering or exiting the temple once prayers are over as a sign of good omen.
The chiming of bells are also rung to start all puja / prayer ceremonies as the ringing of the bell signifies offerings to the Gods and is believed to be the first sound of creation, OM and as per the old saying, also meant to to keep evil forces away.
Length - 73 cm
Length of chain - 54 cm
Diameter of bell - 9 cm
Weight : 1.15 Kilograms