Bronze Hand Bell (Kansa)
Bronze hand bell is a bell designed to be rung by hand with beautiful wooden carving work. Bronze hand bell is the combination of low internal damping and low internal sound velocity that makes bell metal specially suitable for resonant percussion instruments. Bronze Bell sound is considered auspicious which welcomes gods with resonant sound. The sound of bell is said to disengage mind from ongoing thoughts thus making the mind more receptive. To ring a hand bell, a ringer grasps the bell by its handle.
Bronze was the first man-made alloy. Bell makers still use bronze because it has desirable properties, such as hardness and sound quality. The atomic structure of a pure metal is orderly and allows electrons to flow freely through the material. Bell metal is a hard alloy used for making bells and related instruments, such as cymbals. It is a form of bronze with a higher tin content. Bronze also has nautical applications because of its resistance to corrosion. Bronzes of various metallurgical properties are widely used in struck idiophones around the world, notably bells, singing bowls, gongs, cymbals, and other idiophones.
Bells are generally hung at the temple dome in front of the garbha griha. It is said that by ringing the bell, the devotee informs the deity of his/her arrival. The sound of the bell is considered auspicious which welcomes divinity and dispels evil. Hand held bells are held in left hand and rung continuously while the various other Puja items are offered to God with right hand. It is considered that the ringing bells wards off evil spirit and is pleasant to God. Producing sharp sound by bell or ghanti, considered very sacred.
Bronze Hand Bell
Wipe & Clean with Dry Cloth, do not use steel wool or wire mesh and any harsh chemicals for cleaning it.