Hindu Worship Holy Water Pot (Kindi) in Brass/Copper

By Pankaj • Antiques • 22 Apr 2012

This beautifully crafted Holy Water container, known as a “Kindi” in India, is a very special pot that is used by Hindus when performing puja (worship). Pots such as these are used to hold and dispense holy water (usually water from the holly river Ganges – “Gangajal”) during religious ceremonies, weddings and other occasions as a symbol for purity, blessing and cleansing of the soul.

This particular piece is a genuinely old one (circa 1910) and is rare as it is made of copper overlaid brass. The pot is handmade and has a spout that is shaped like an elephant’s bust/trunk. The craftsmen of old have beautifully blended the two metals of brass and copper to give it a dual hue which looks very interesting.

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