ASH BOX WITH NANDI
This antique Vibhuti box made of teak wood has a wooden sculpted Nandi (Lord Shiva’s mount) on its lid and has wooden wheels.
Vibhuti also referred to as Bhasma (holy ash) carries great significance in Hinduism and especially in Shaivism where it is thought to symbolise the mystic power of Lord Shiva. In Hindu spirituality, wearing ashes serves as a reminder that all mortal life and existence eventually ends in ashes.
These intricately carved wooden boxes were used to store Vibhuti in Karnataka and parts of South India. This wooden box can be a great conversation starter and perfect piece to add retro element to your decor.
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