100% Copper Puja Tamra Kalash /Lota Gangotri Kalash With Lid
What is a kalasha A copper, brass or mud pot, which is filled with water. Coconut is placed over the pot and mango leaves are placed around the mouth of the pot. A white or red thread is tied around its neck, sometimes all around the pot in a complex diamond shaped pattern. At times the pot is also decorated, such kind of a pot is known as a kalasha.
The Kalash symbolically represents creation. The vacant pot, symbolizes earth, and the water filled symbolizes the primordial water from which life began on earth. Life began in water and nothing can exist in this world without water. The water in the kalash symbolizes the primordial water from which the entire creation emerged. It is the giver of life to all and has the potential of creating innumerable names and forms, the inert objects and the sentient beings and all that is auspicious in the world from the energy behind the universe. The leaves and coconut represent creation. the thread represents the love that "binds" all in creation. The kalash is therefore considered auspicious and worshipped.
The waters from all the holy rivers, the knowledge of all the vedas and the blessings of all the deities are invoked in the kalash and its water is thereafter used for all the rituals, including the abhisheka. The consecration ( kumbhabhishekam) of a temple is done in a grand manner with elaborate rituals including the pouring of one or more kalash of holy water on the top of the temple.
When the pot is filled with rice or water, it is known as ?Purna Kumbha? which represents the still body that is filled with the divine life force, which gains the power to do all the great things that makes life what it is. During special occasions such as Gruhapravesam (house warming), wedding, daily worship etc. A kalasha is placed, as it is considered as an auspicious element in such rituals and events. It is placed near the entrance as a sign of welcome.
There is a prescribed method of disposing the water in the kalash after the completion of the worship. A part of the water is sprinkled on the premises and this has the effect of purifying the premises. The remainder is used for watering a tulsi plant so that the plant absorbs the sanctified water and enriches itself.
Why do we worship a kalasha? As per the legend, before the creation came into being, God Vishnu was reclining on Shesha Nag (snake-bed) on the milky ocean. God Brahma, the creator appeared on a lotus, which emerged from Vishnu?s navel. God Brahma thereafter created this world. The water in the kalasha represents the ancient water from which the entire creation emerged. The coconut and the leaves symbolize creation. The thread symbolizes the love that binds all creation.
According to another legend, when the Devas and Asuras churned the milky ocean, The God appeared bearing the pot of nectar, which was blessed with an everlasting life. For this reason the kalasha also represents immortality. Therefore a kalasha is an auspicious element, which is used to gratify the Gods and the Goddesses.
According to Ayurveda water stored in a copper vessel has the ability to balance all the three doshas in your body, (vata, kapha and pitta) and it does so by positively charging the water. The water stored in a copper vessel is known as 'tamara jal' and is supposed to be consumed after storing the water in a copper vessel for at least eight hours
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