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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Antique Brass Rice Cooking Pots

Most Viewed By December 30, 2012

Do you know how rice was cooked before the invention of modern gadgets like pressure cookers, electric rice cookers and micro oven? In the good old days, rice was cooked in dedicated brass vessels exclusively made for cooking the rice. I have collected some of these rare brass rice cooking pots called Annam ginnelu in Telugu language (Annam = rice,…

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Antique Brass Serving Pots

Most Viewed By July 2, 2012

Brass antique serving pots hanging from chain Before I talk about these lovely shaped serving pots, I should first talk about the traditional Andhra meal, the main dishes in the meal, how they are presented and served. I will then tell you about how these serving pots are used. We have specially designed pots to serve the liquid variety of…

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Antique Stone Cooking Pots

Featured, Most Viewed By May 8, 2012

Stone Cooking Pots Arranged in a Group These beautiful stone cooking pots will be the pride of any kitchen and are antique collectors’ delight. They are hand-carved out of a single block of soft stone, known as soapstone. These soap stone pots are mostly used in southern states of India like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. They are…

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Antique Coconut Scraper

Most Viewed By April 9, 2012

In our modern competitive life style we are in a constant race to be the most successful person in life. We want everything to be done quickly since we are always in a hurry. We acquire more and more time saving and comfort giving gadgets which are only functional and devoid of any art and fun. In our day to…

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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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