Monday, March 9, 2009

KALASH DECORATION FOR POOJA



Kalasa, is an indispensable element in important pujas associated with Hinduism. Kalasa means a pot to carry pure water. Brass or silver or miti ka Kalasa is usually used for poojas. Kalash symbolically represents the Goddess in most Puja.
In above picture we need for making kalash is :
Miti ka kalsash
color
Kumkuma
Water
Coconut
Mango leaves
Coins
Rice
Dried fruit
Flowers
Mirror
Roli (used in pooja)
Dhoop
Colored rice
Golden lace
To Make a Simple Kalash for Normal Puja :->
First clean the are with water where you are going to put kalash.
Then clean the pot thoroughly .
Paint with any colour.
Decorate with mirror and golden lace .
The pot is filled with pure water or water collected from rivers.
The Kalasa is placed in the puja area usually on a Rangoli or coloured rice.
Put coins, supari, dhoop , uncooked rice ,dried fruit & flower inside the pot.
Mango leaves are used to decorate the neck of the pot. The end tip of the mango leaves is pointed upwards.
Coconut decorated with dots of kumkuma, turmeric and sandalwood paste is placed on the mango leaves on the neck of the pot.
The eyes of the coconut should be seen on the top.
An unstitched cloth or thread is tied around the pot.
You can also use garlands or flowers to decorate the pot.
Now your kalash is ready for pooja. Put rangoli near by kalsah.

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