Posts Tagged With 'Antiques'

Antique Brass Boorela Mookudu – Frying Pan

09
Nov
Antique Brass Boorela Mookudu - Frying Pan
Fried boorelu served in a plate. 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 they simply ask when are you giving us a boorelu treat. Sankranthi is a very important harvest festival of...
Posted by YK Murthy 8 Comments
Read More

Brass Temple Umbrella Kalasam

08
Nov
Brass Temple Umbrella Kalasam
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 temples, temple towers, temple chariots, and on temple umbrellas. The kalasams are made with brass and some of them are coated with gold. I have collected...
Posted by YK Murthy 1 Comment
Read More

How To Acquire Antiques from Genuine Sources – Top Three Tips

18
Sep
How To Acquire Antiques from Genuine Sources - Top Three Tips
The real joy of acquiring an antique lies in identifying an antique at its original source, persuading the owner to partake it and adding it to your collection. In this process, you get to know the source of the item, the genuineness of the item, the owner of the item, the history of the item, and the purpose for which the antique has been used. When we acquire an item from a known source, we can narrate a story around the item. Any antique will acquire its intrinsic value by its history and...
Posted by YK Murthy No Comments
Read More

Antique Brass And Copper Kamandalam

04
Aug
Antique Brass And Copper Kamandalam
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 tree. It is said that the water in a traditional pumpkin Kamandalam is equivalent to Amrutam, the elixir of life;...
Posted by YK Murthy 9 Comments
Read More

Sambrani Incense Brass Pot

18
Jul
Sambrani Incense Brass Pot
Sambrani smoke from charcoal fire in brass pot. Do you know how ladies used to dry their hair after a head bath in those good old days when electric hair driers were not available?  Yes! They had a traditional style of drying the hair with perfumed hot air. Sounds romantic and feels cosy doesn’t it? In the old days, when modern gadgets had not yet invaded the lives of humans, drying wet hair after the bath was a cosmetic ritual. Ladies used Sambrani dhoop, the incense smoke that is generated...
Posted by YK Murthy 2 Comments
Read More

Antique Brass Drinking Pots

27
May
Antique Brass Drinking Pots
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 medium of storing and drinking water. Modern world, enamoured by the comfort of stainless steel and the economic aspect of the plastic, had started using...
Posted by YK Murthy 4 Comments
Read More

Antique Brass Oil Diyas

02
Mar
Antique Brass Oil Diyas
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. Gaja Diya. 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 this picture showing Gaja diya, the diya is not placed directly on the back of the Elephant but is placed on an elevated place representing howdah and there is caparison design...
Posted by YK Murthy 3 Comments
Read More

Antique Brass Tiruchoornam Bharani (Container)

10
Feb
Antique Brass Tiruchoornam Bharani (Container)
  Tiruchoornam Bharani in the shape of fish. 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 depicting the Vishnu Padam (foot) in “U” shape in white colour and red colour line in between “U” shape depicting Goddess...
Posted by YK Murthy 4 Comments
Read More