Kalasha (or Kalasham or Kalash) is a metal vessel or pot with a large flat base and a slim neck. It is used in multiple Hindu rituals, like Satyanarayan puja, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc. Buddhists know the Kalasha as the treasure vase because they believe that how much ever you take from it, it always remains full.
List of requirements
|Gold/Silver/Copper Vessel : 1||Mango or Betel leaves : 4|
|Coconut : 1||Water|
|Platform or Altar : 1||Rice|
|A square shaped cloth : 1||Piece of cloth (Blouse piece) : 1|
How to prepare and decorate the Kalasha (or Kalasham)
- Place the platform/altar in the north or east corner of your home
- Apply small dots of turmeric and kumkum to the platform on all sides
- Spread the cloth on the platform
- Spread rice evenly across the entire platform
- Set the metal vessel in the middle of the platform
- Pour water into it
- Apply small dots of turmeric and kumkum to the vessel on the 4 sides
- Fold and place the blouse piece on top of the vessel
- Place the leaves inside the vessel so they’re jutting out
- Place the coconut on top of the leaves
- Apply small dots of turmeric and kumkum to the coconut on all sides
- Decorate with flowers
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Very helpful and well put together !!
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