Abhishek Patra is a utensil or vessel which comes in different sizes, shapes and designs. It is used to bathe the pious statues and deities of God or Goddess with different liquid ingredients. This ritual is known as Abhishekam and is considered very important in the Vedic culture because it is a type of devotional service, and any type of devotional service is very dear to the Lord.
This auspicious Abhishek Patra is made of copper from South India, the land of rich culture, tradition and art. It is uniquely shaped; the tray of the Patra is concave in shape and the base in convex shape. The tray is for the purpose of placing the idols on it for sprinkling holy water, milk, yogurt, honey, rose water, clarified butter (ghee) and fruit juices on them. This ceremony is carried out while reciting the specific hymns and chanting the holy names of the deity being worshiped.
It is designed in such a way that there is an outlet on the tray so that all the liquid ingredients can be poured out in another vessel in which they are mixed and then distributed among the devotees. This Patra is suitable for placing a small deity. Note the fine finishing and the smooth and lustrous surface of this Abhishek Patra.
How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?
Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.
Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.
In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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