Vintage Brass Gangajal Container for Holy Ganges Water From The Himalayas - Ht 19 cm x 40 cm circumference

Hand crafted Vintage 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 ).

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 19 cm with the handle and 14 cm without x Circumference 40 cm. Diameter of the lid is 7.5 cm

Weight: 800 grams

Note: The name of the owner is inscribed on the on the container. Some scratches and few indentations on the body of the vessel is due to its age and vintage nature of the pot adding to its charm and beauty.