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History and secrets of pooja kalash
Pooja kalash is being used in each religious ceremony in India since Vedic period. Let's know the origin and secrets of pooja kalash in this research based article!
By: Satyajit Banerjee
Pooja Kalash was originated during the Samudra Manthan (ocean churning) event, when Lord Vishnu appeared taking a nectar Kalash. In ancient time, kalash was often engraved from the copper, as it possesses 30% power to imbibe sattvik vibrations and 70% power to destroy raja-tama in contrast to other metals like gold, silver etc. It was decorated with semi precious stone. But, now it's being made using different materials like stainless steel, brass, white metal, silver, gold and so on. It is also embellished with colorful designs and fabrics.
The kalash is considered auspicious to place in the northeast direction as per the Vasstu Shastra. As per the Hindu scriptures, the kalash is placed for creating seat for all the invoked deities during a puja ceremony. The seat is made putting the mango leaves or betel vine in the kalash, as these are considered sacred enough to attract the deities.
The kalash is filled with water to keep this leaf seat pure till the Prana Pratishta (invoking deity into idol, coconut or betel nut) is complete. Water is the symbol of primordial water from which entire creation emerged.
A copper coin is also put in the kalash, as it emanates the sattvik frequencies present in water into the milieu. Five precious stones such as diamond, pearl, emerald, ruby, gold and blue sapphire are also placed in the water to attract the elements of five deities.
In addition, a coconut is put on the mouth of kalash, as its tuft attract the deity and transmit their energy in water thereby keeping it clean and pure. The leaves and coconut symbolize creation. A red or white thread is also tied around its neck, which symbolizes love that “binds” one and all creatures.
Kalash filled with water or rice is called “purnakumbha”
After the completion of pooja ceremony, water is sprinkled in the place to emit sattvik vibrations and purify the atmosphere. Water can also be poured under Tulsi plant, as it has the capability of absorbing deity principle.
The kalasha is even after used during the kumbhaabhisheka ceremony in a temple. During the religious ceremonies, the ladies carry the mangal kalash on their heads melodiously singing spiritual songs.
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