A unique box with hinged lid made as a lucky tortoise carrying Mount Meru (looks like The Sri Yantra or Sri Chakra) on its back. In the Hindu legend of the Churning of the Milky Ocean, the gods and the demons churned the Milky Ocean in order to acquire the Nectar of Immortality. In this grand spectacle, Vishnu, the preserver of the cosmic order, had taken the form of a massive tortoise (Kurma Avatar) in the middle of the Milky Ocean. His humped shell acted as a pivot for Mount Mandara or Mount Meru, which served as the churning stick, while the serpent Vasuki was the cord for the churn. Sri Yantra is a form of mystical diagram (yantra) used in the Shri Vidya school of Hindu tantra. It consists of nine interlocking triangles that surround a central point known as a bindu. This beautifully crafted piece personifies the event in a magnificient way - collectible kumkum holder for home temple.
|Small sindoor box with hinged lid|
|Tortoise with Mount Meru personofies Lord Vishnu in Hindu mythology|
|Made of pure brass by mastercraftsmen|
|Dimensions: 3.5*2.5*1.5 inches (L*W*H)| Weight : approx 400 Gram|