What is Kalasam?
Kalasams are important symbols of Hindu temples. A kalasam is an inverted metal pot, with a pointed head facing upwards towards the cosmic sky. Kalasam are often placed on top of gopuram in Hindu temples, acting as a protector and a savior for devotees. It is believed to absorb cosmic energy and preserve it. This cosmic energy amplifies the presiding deity’s power. Kalasam are often found in Ancient temples in Southern India.
Where and Why is Kalasam placed?
Temples are built in places with a high density of positive energy from the electro-magnetic distribution from the North and South pole of the earth.
The Deity is placed at the core of the temple. In Fact, most temples are built after the statue of the deity is placed. Kalasams are strategically placed on top of the Gorupam (monumental tower at the entrance of the temple) at the highest point of the temple, making it visible from large distances.
The Main kalasam, The Presiding deity, is aligned with Sri Yantra, Navratna, and various precious metals in the earth below the idol. This alignment helps create the connection between the geomagnetic waves from the core of the planet earth with multiple minerals and the cosmic energy meeting at the level of the idol placed in the sanctum sanatorium. And from there spreads the energy of sky and earth to all devotees.
Back in the day, temples were built outside the villages with large gopuram having multiple Kalasam placed on top of them which were visible from large distances.
Temples also acted as resting places for visitors and travelers alike, hence the larger the structure the more visible it was from a faraway distance.
Importance of Kalasam in Temple
Kalasams are made of copper, brass, silver or gold. Copper is one of the best conductors of electricity and also acts as a medium for carrying the cosmic energy around the temple architecture.
Because of having a pointed head the kalasam absorb positive energies better and are able to store them. This energy amplifies the deity’s power and influence in the region and in return provides better protection to the region.
Placed on top of the Gorupam, kalasams are made of metal such as gold, silver, copper, or brass, which are good constructors for electricity and hence also provide protection to nearby residents during thunderstorms. Gold is one of the best conductors of electromagnetic waves while the moon, being a powerful magnetic source for the earth, is drawn towards the gold kalasam. Gold plating the copper Kalasam enhances its ability to absorb the cosmic energy from the sun and store it. Additionally, gold provides luster, shine and is corrosion resistant.
We at Smart creation use NTGD – Nanotechnology for gold deposition to gold plate the base metal(in this case copper or brass) to evenly cover the surface with gold, imbibing the properties of gold to the Kalasam. The same technology is used in NASA and ISRO for gold plating their devices to imbue the properties of gold to the devices and make them more durable. Smart creations have done work in over 5000 temples in India, worked on over 10,000 Kalasam, and restored 100,000 idols.
What is kept inside Kalasam?
Kalasam has nine grains stored in them, called Navadhanya. These are:
- Kodo Millet
- Pearl Millet
- Horse gram
- Foxtail Millet
- Panicum sumatrense
These are offerings to the deity but are used by local residents whenever there is a natural calamity, disaster or food shortage.