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Antique Brass Drinking Pots

Uncategorized By May 27, 2013 Tags: , , , , , ,

Ancient Indian wisdom of storing water in brass vessels for healthy living is now proved to be a scientific fact. Extending the same habit, ancient Indians drank their water from brass pots. This culture was prevalent till the beginning of 20th century and that was when the stainless steel and plastic culture pushed out the use of brass as a…

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Antique Flower Baskets as a Group

Antique Brass Flower Baskets

Uncategorized By May 27, 2013

Flowers are one of the most beautiful and colourful creations in nature. Everybody loves flowers and we use them for various purposes. Flowers are an essential part of the Hindu way of doing ritual prayers known as “Pooja”. Hindu scriptures say that essentially any of the three things namely “Pushpam”, “Phalam”, and “Toyam” meaning flower, fruit, and water should be…

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Sadhus dressing up after bath in Triveni Sangam

Maha Kumbh Mela

Uncategorized By April 13, 2013

  It is a dream come true for me. At last, I managed to take the pilgrimage to Maha Kumbh Mela, 2013. Though I had the intense desire to see the magnificent spectacle that is Kumbh Mela, all my attempts failed due to non-availability of tickets and lack of the right company. I was warned not to take a journey…

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Deepa Sundari Lamp.

Antique Brass Oil Diyas

Uncategorized By March 2, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gaja Diya Gaja in Sanskrit means Elephant, and Diya is an oil lamp with a wick. This oil lamp is crafted to show an Elephant carrying a diya on its back. It is customary that Gods, Kings and Dignitaries sit in a howdah placed on a caparisoned Elephant. They do not sit directly on the back of the Elephant. In…

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Antique Brass Pulusu Gangalam

Antique Brass Pulusu Gangalam

Uncategorized By February 27, 2013

Gangalam is a huge metal vessel normally used for cooking food and storage of water. Pulusu is an Andhra special food item prepared with Tamarind juice and vegetables cooked together with spices and seasoned to get the special flavour. This dish is a semi liquid item with vegetables and is eaten mixed with hot rice. The picture shown here is…

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Antique Brass Tiruchoornam Bharani (Container)

Most Viewed, Uncategorized By February 10, 2013 Tags: , , ,

  This wonderful art object in the form of a fish is actually a Bharani (Container) made out of Brass metal used for storage of red powder called Tiruchoornam. Tiruchoornam is used by Vaishnavite sect of Hindu Brahmin Community to apply Namam, a religious mark on their forehead. Vaishnavism and the Namam  Namam mark is a visible sign of a…

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Tulsi Pooja Oil Diyas

Featured, Uncategorized By March 27, 2012

Tulsi Pooja with special Diya arrangement from YK’s Collection Light is life.Without light there is no life on earth. Hence any source of light is considered as divine in Hinduism. Sun is a god known as Surya Bhagavan and moon is a demi god known as Somadeva. All man made sources of light like, oil diyas are sacred objects and…

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Antique Brass Oil Lamps (Diya)

Uncategorized By March 5, 2012

Life in India is colorful, spiritual, beautiful and at the same time simple and mundane. The objects or things used in daily life are combined with functionality and beauty. The spirit behind this is most probably the Hindu faith that there is only one ultimate reality that is called God or Super soul and the entire universe is the manifestation…

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Ganga Water Lota

Uncategorized By February 23, 2012

  I had been to Varanasi several times and whenever I go, I make it a point to spend as much time as possible on the banks of Ganges river at its various ghats with beautiful steps and colorful people and mysterious ceremonies which take place on the ghats and in the Ganges river. The most inspiring sight to watch…

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Antique Mobile Wash Basin

Uncategorized By January 16, 2012

Antique Mobile Wash Basin From YK’s Collection When you go to a good restaurant, you are usually provided with a napkin, and after completing the meal a finger bowl to wash your fingers. This is a courtesy and comfort they provide you and save you from going to the wash room to wash your fingers or hands. As far as…

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