A Hindu ritual kalash. ‘Kalash’ is the Sanskrt word for a kind of vessel employed in ritual worship. It is characterised by an ornate shape and often decorative engravings of spiritual significance. The sculpture of a kalash that you see on this page is an exquisite example of the kind.
There are two variations of this kalash. One is made of brass, the highly lustrous colour of gold. The Shaivite engravings along its body are done in the same medium. The spokes emerging from around the mouth, however, are in copper.
The other variation of this kalash has a body sculpted from copper. The rest of the composition - engravings and spokes, identical to the brass variation - are made of brass.
Each of the variations is more interesting to the eye than the other. You may pick both for one’s pooja room or go for the one that is in keeping with the rest of your pooja room decor.
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