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Antique Brass Pedestal Bowl

most viewed By November 25, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  This is a beautiful brass bowl with a pedestal. Anything sacred is always kept on a pedestal. The statues of Gods, Goddesses, the sacred Kalasam are mounted on a pedestal because they are of ritualistic importance and should not be placed on the ground according to Hindu tradition. The Radukalu (divine sandals representing the feet of gods and goddesses)…

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Antique Home Décor – An External Perspective

Uncategorized By November 18, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Here is a blog post by my neighbor. She was a small little girl with bright eyes when she first stepped into our house. 15 years later, when she came up to me one day and expressed her interest in writing an article about my antique collection for my blog, I was really happy. Here’s her take on my antique…

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Fried boorelu being taken out from the oil. Watch the matching antique ittadi garite and brass ladle.

Antique Brass Boorela Mookudu – Frying Pan

most viewed By November 9, 2013 Tags: , , ,

Boorelu are the classical traditional sweet dish of Andhra Pradesh. This sweet item is associated with celebration, joy, festivity and warmth. For happy occasions like marriages and for celebration of festivals, boorelu are a must. They are so much associated with something good and joy that when people want to ask a person when he is going to get married…

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Brass Temple Umbrella Kalasam

most viewed By November 8, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kalasam is the most sacred symbol of Hindu religion. All Hindu religious rituals start first with kalasa pooja. It is considered as Sarva Devata Roopam (image of all Gods), Sarva Veda Roopam (image of all vedas ) and Sarva Divya Nadee Roopam (image of all sacred rivers). Because of its sacred nature, kalasam is invariably found on the top of…

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Side view of Antique Brass and Copper Kamandalam.

Antique Brass And Copper Kamandalam

most viewed By August 4, 2013 Tags: , ,

Kamandalam is a water pot with a handle used by Hindu religious sadhus, sanyasis, munis, yogis, ascetics, Buddhist monks and Hindu mendicants to carry water. Kamandalam represents a self-contained and simple life. Kamandalam is also called as Kamandal or Kamandalu. It is traditionally made out of ripe bottle gourd, or pumpkin, or coconut shell, or from wood of the Kamandalataru…

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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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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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