Vintage Brass Temple Bell With Elephant On A Chain - 56 cm Length

Bells used in Hindu ceremonies and temples are also called "Ghantas".
This exquisite brass bell crafted by skilled artisans has a Elephant hand crafted from  solid brass and hangs on a brass chain with links.

One can find temple bells in all sizes and heights hanging at the entrance of all temples in India and it is tradition 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. The ringing of the bells signifies offerings to the Gods and is supposed to be the first sound of creation, OM and as per the old saying, are also meant to to keep evil forces away.

Measures:
Length - 56 cm
Length of only elephant + bell - 16 cm
Diameter of bell - 9 cm

Weight : 1100 grams