15" Abhisheka Patra In Brass

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Abhishek Patra, a utensil, used for bathing the pious statues or idols of a God or Goddess comes in different sizes, shapes, and designs. This auspicious ceremony is known as ‘Abhishekam’ and is considered to be a very important type of devotional service because it tends to purify our consciousness and mind, and ultimately pleases the Lord.

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Item Code: ZCW12
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Brass Statue from South India
Dimensions 6.20 inch Height x 13.50 inch Width x 9.50 inch Depth
Weight: 1.65 kg
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Handmade
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This Abhishek Patra is made of brass from South India, yet shines like molten gold. The tray of the Patra is rectangular in shape which is meant for placing the deities to be bathed. Ingredients such as milk, honey, ghee (clarified butter), sugar syrup, rose water and various fruit juices are sprinkled on the deities while specific mantras and hymns are recited along. They are also showered with different fragrant flowers (Pushpa Abhishek). The tray opens up into a passage which allows all the liquid ingredients to pass through it to be collected in another vessel which is then distributed among the devotees. The body of this Patra is multi-layered and engraved with different designs from the art and culture of South India. The fine finishing and perfect detailing make it an attractive piece.



The Power of Worship: Performing an Abhishek with Purpose

Abhishek Patra is a vessel made of different materials such as brass, steel, copper, and bronze. It is mainly used for performing a ritual known as “Abhishek” or “Abhishekam”. In this ritual, the deities are bathed with various liquid ingredients such as honey, water, milk, etc before dressing them. It comes in various shapes and sizes depending upon the number and size of the deities to be placed. There is a flat plate or tray on the top for placing the deity on it. The vessel is designed in such a way that there is an outlet or passage in the tray so that all the liquids are poured out and collected in a separate vessel.

1. Establish a place for worship

Before starting the Pooja, you should clean the area where you will perform the worship. It could be the deity/pooja room or any other vacant place. You may also sprinkle a few drops of Gangajal to make the space pure.
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2. Make sure the required paraphernalia are present before beginning

To avoid interrupting the worship, keeping all the items ready for before performing Abhishekam is necessary. The required items are Abhishek Patra, a cleansed conch shell, five Pancha Patras or water pots, a receptacle for Charanamrit (liquid mixture), 1 cup of milk, ½ cup of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of sugar in water, and 1 tablespoon of ghee.
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3. Mentally worship the Spiritual Master and the Lordship

It is very important for you to offer your respectful obeisance unto your Spiritual Master and the Lord before performing any service or Pooja. By doing this, you develop a mood of service and attract the mercy of Guru and Bhagavan.
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4. Perform Abhishek

For performing the Abhishek of the deity, first of all, fill all the liquid ingredients (milk, honey, yogurt, sugar syrup, and ghee) in five different unused or new containers (Pancha Patra). You could also make a mixture of these. If you are worshiping the deity of Radha Krishna, Lord Jagannath, Lord Vishnu, or Lord Narasimha, you must put a Tulsi leaf in each of the ingredients. Now, gently place the deity on the tray of the Abhishek Patra. Take the cleansed conch and pour one liquid ingredient into it; you could start with milk. With your right hand, bathe the deity with all the liquids one by one by titling the elongated end of the conch. You must chant some Pranam Mantras while performing this worship. If you do not know any specific mantras, you can simply chant the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna / Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/Hare Ram Hare Ram / Ram Ram Hare Hare.
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5. Collect all the liquids

Now that the Abhishek is done, it is time to collect the liquid mixture into a separate container. You can collect either by slightly tilting the Abhishek Patra or pushing through the passage using your hand.
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6. Clean and dress the deity

Take a dry towel and clean the deity to remove any stains or drops of liquid ingredients used in the Abhishek. It is the time to decorate the deity with a beautiful dress, flower garlands, and different ornaments.
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Abhishek Patra serves as the best medium for carrying out occasional or even regular bathing of small deities. It can be made of different materials such as brass, copper, and steel. It may also bear beautiful engravings of motifs on the body.
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