Importance of Kalash in Hinduism
Do you want to know the importance of Kalash in Hinduism and also which side or direction one should put the Kalash. If your answer is yes, you are at the right place. In today’s article we would discuss what is a Kalash, it’s importance and also which side or direction to keep the Kalash.
Kalash is mud or a metal pot with mango leaves kept at the mouth of the pot and then a coconut is placed on the top of it. The pot is filled up with water before placing the mango leaves and the cocunut on it. It is normally kept at the entrance during all occasions like getting in a new house or a wedding. This symbolizes welcome of the people during the occasions. The water in the Kalash is considered sacred and is believed that the water from all the holy rivers across the world would be invoked in the Kalash by the devtas.
Kalash symbolizes fertility and growth both at home and in business. It should be kept at home or business place through the year. Kalash is described in Vedas as the pitcher which is overflowing with honey. Also, as per some ancient scriptures, the mouth of the Kalash represents Lord Vishnu while the neck and the middle part represents Lord Shiva and Lord Bharma respectively.
Hence, the Kalash can be placed in any direction or side but is preferred to be kept at the entrance. Also, while disposing off the Kalash after Pooja, half of the water should be sprinkled in the house or the business place so that it can purify the place and half is given to the holy Tulsi Plant kept at home.