A collectors item - Handcrafted Vintage Brass vessel or Kooja for storing the Holy water known as " Ganga Jal " ( Ganga is the sacred river which flows from the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas / Jal means water ).
This exquisite vessle is hand engraved by artisans from the south of india with engravings of Lord Ganesh, dragons, dancing figures and intricate motifs and designs and traditionally handed down from one generation to the next.
As per Indian tradition, such Gangajal containers were used to bring back the Holy water safely by religious Indian priests or "Sadhus", who trekked up to the mountains 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 27 cm with the handle x Circumference 53 cm.
Diameter of lid is 10 cm and the base measures 9 cm.
Weight: 1.550 kilograms
Care: Please do not use any chemicals or liquids to clean or polish the vessel. Simply wipe with a dry cloth to clean.