This Abhishek Patra is a good option for daily worshipers which comes in many different sizes, shapes and designs. Abhishek Patra is a utensil which is used to bathe the deities of God or Goddess with holy water, honey, yogurt, sugar syrup, clarified butter, rose water and fruit juices. This ritual is known as ‘Abhishekam’ and is considered a very important and auspicious devotional service as it purifies our consciousness.
It is made of brass from South India, the land of rich culture, art and tradition, and comes with ornamental designs on its body. The tray of the Patra is rectangular in shape and is suitable for placing one or two deities at the same time. The deities are given holy bath and all the liquid offerings are allowed to pass through an outlet and collected in a separate vessel. The mixture obtained is called ‘Charanamrita’ or ‘the elixir of life’ which is then distributed among the devotees. Not only the tray is used for bathing the idols, it is also used for changing their dress and adorning them with beautiful ornaments. This whole ceremony is performed while chanting the Lord’s holy names and reciting specific hymns. The fine finishing, intricate detailing and shining surface of this Patra is praiseworthy.
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