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Significance of Kamandalu – Symbolism of Coconut Shell Bowl of Hindu Gods and Saints

Kamandalu is a coconut shell bowl held by Lord Brahma and several other deities in Hindu pantheon. The Kamandalu holds water. Symbolically Kamandalu in Lord Brahma’s hands suggest that water is life and is the physical element that caused the whole creation to exist.
The coconut shell bowl or Kamandalu is also used by saints to carry water from the holy rivers, which are then used for pujas and rituals.
Earlier the Kamandalu was made using coconut shell but nowadays the Kamandalu is available in copper, silver and other metals.
Kamandalu is mainly associated with Brahma as he is the Hindu god associated with creation. Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are not depicted with a Kamandalu in their usual form.
Nowadays several other deities like Lord Vishwakarma and some Goddesses are also depicted with Kamandalu. In some cases Kamandalu symbolizes a holy person or a person who is undergoing tapas or austerity. The main symbolism associated with Kamandalu is that of water and it is related to c…

Online Amavasi Day Calculator – Software to Find the Exact Time of Amavasya in Your City

Amavasi day, Tithi and Time in India will not be same as that of United States and that of Singapore. Each country has a different time for Amavasi. The difference will be of few hours mostly. To calculate the Amavasya time in your city you need to know the following facts – 1) time difference from India and your present residing country. 2) You need to know the sunrise and sunset time in your country.This Amavasi calculator and software is provided by Sri Ahobila Mutt. You can calculate the Amavasi time in your city here at the official website of Sri Ahobila Mutt.You may also like to readAmavasi Dates in 2010