Shri Ganpati Abhishek Tray sets made of brass and copper material. This set combination of Lord Ganpati Idol, bathing tray, small sombu and big kalash. This tray can be used for bathing and worshipping Lord Ganpati on Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Its broad central part, light weight and broad water exit makes it easy to use.
The name Ganesha is a compound, joining the words Gana meaning a group, multitude, or categorical system and isha ,meaning lord or master. The word gana when associated with Ganesha is often taken to refer to the ganas, a troop of semi-divine beings that form part of the retinue of Shiva.
Lord Ganesha is the embodiment of OM, The primordial sound and symbol of God. The eldest son of Lord Shiva and his wife Goddess Parvati (also known as Shakti) is known by many names: Vinayaka, Vignesh, Ganapathy and Pillayar. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.
Dimensions of tray:
Outer side: 9.5 inches (H) x 11.75 inches (diameter) x 16.5 inches (L) (24 x 30 x 42 cm) approx
Inner side: 1.25 inches (H) x 11 inches (diameter) (3 x 28 cm) approx
Dimensions of Idol: 4.5 inches (H) x 3.5 inches (W) x 2.75 (depth) (11.5 x 9 x 7 cm) approx
Dimensions of Kalash:
Small: 5 inches (H) x 3.5 inches (Diameter) approx
Big: 7 inches (H) x 5 inches (Diameter) approx
Total weight of set: 3.3 kgs approx
Abhishek is a religious ceremony of holy bath given to a deity. The word abhishek means a sprinkling. It is derived from the root sic, to wet, and with the prefix abhi, "around," Abhisheka is literally, "wetting around." An Abhishek is the bathing part of a puja that usually is done with sacred water. In puja, a deity is called, seated, greeted, bathed, dressed, fed and praised. The bathing of the deity is the ABHISHEKA part of the puja. During an elaborate bathing ceremony a deity is bathed not only in water, but also with milk, yogurt, butter milk, honey, clarified butter, sugar, and all kinds of fruit juices. After this bathing, the sacred image is dressed, ornamented, fed and praised with hymns accompanied with bells, drums and other instruments.
Offering Sugar cane juice, for example, help please the Goddess of wealth Laxmi. The various other offerings have different meaning and gives different results to the devotee. Offering honey may bring riches and financial gains, milk would help a person attain a baby boy, ghee is offered to expand your family lineage and have a fulfilling life, offering Ganga water would help devotees to attain Moksha, and pure water Abhishek would help remove troubles from one's life and fulfill special wishes.
Thus, one should be aware of the type of Abhishek you wish to offer and the kind of blessings you wish to gain. Offering Abhishek is of grave importance and has a lot of prominence in Hindu culture. It pleases the almighty, brings peace of mind and makes one realize of the purpose of life. One becomes more open to embrace life and the realities associated with it.