- Ma Kali statue imported from India. Beautifully made of heavy brass - 8" high and 51/2" wide.
- Beautiful Ma Kali murti made of heavy brass, imported from India. 9" tall, 5" wide.
- A chamar is a yak-tail fan which is waved at the end of arati. This represents the offering of the element of air back to its source, cool the deity, keep insects away. Waving the chamar is also a gesture of honoring the Deity and Her royal power. Considered ritually pure, the only hair that can be used in puja is that from the tail of a yak. It is extremely difficult, even in India, to find a chamar made of real yak-tail hair. We still have some left. Approx. 25" long.
- Very rare outside of India, this kosha-kushi (double spoon) is an important ritual item used in the Tantric worship of the Divine Mother and represents the yoni and womb of the Goddess, as well as the astral body within the physical body and the microcosm within the macrocosm. Many devotees expressed regret that they could not find kosha-kushis in America, so we searched Calcutta and its surrounding villages until we found a source for these high quality puja implements. Handcrafted from pure copper by artisans in West Bengal. About 8.5"long. We sell the kosha-kushi the way we purchased it: unpolished. With a bit of effort and the help of copper polish, this double spoon will shine as shown in the picture.
- This copper bowl is used in Tantric worship for bathing a deity and as a receptacle for various devotional offerings. Many devotees expressed regret that they could not find this type of bowl in America, so we searched Calcutta and its surrounding villages until we found a source for these high quality puja implements. Hand made from pure copper by Bengali artisans. About 7" in diameter. We sell this bowl as we bought it: unpolished. With a bit of effort and the help of copper polish, one achieves a shine as shown in the picture.
These asanas were hand-woven in Jairambati, the birth village of Sri Sarada Devi in West Bengal, India. We purchase these asanas to support poor women and their loving labor. They are attractive, durable and machine washable. Dimensions: approx 25"x21"
- This beautiful water pot is used for bathing the deity and for any other water needed during the puja. 6"w x 8.5"h
- 5-Wick Ritual Lamp - This lamp holds five ghee or oil wicks which represent the offering of five elements: earth, water, fire, air & ether, as well as the five senses which perceive them, back to their Source. Made from quality brass in West Bengal. 6"w x 3"h
- This is the famous Kali image Sri Ramakrishna worshipped in the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Calcutta, India. Kali here is in her benign form. She is the dakshina Kali with her right foot front. By divine grace, Elizabeth Usha Harding got the rare privilege to take photos inside the inner shrine of Kali. Taking pictures in the inner sanctum is usually strictly forbidden. This photo prompted Usha to write the book "Kali, the Black Goddess of Dakshineswar," and indirectly started Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach.
- The ringing of a bell during puja attracts the attention of the Gods, focuses the mind, overpowers distracting sounds, drives away negative entities, and embodies all modes of music. Made from quality brass in West Bengal. 6 1/2" high