The Antique Brass Fire Walking Pot.

The antique fire walking brass pot.

    India,the Incredible India, has diverse cultures, mysterious rituals ,age old traditions, rich heritage  and  mythical legends .This is a land where people worship a stone, a tree, a river and a snake and  many more since they see God in all of them. The Hindus in India believe that the entire universe is… Continue reading The Antique Brass Fire Walking Pot.

Iyengar Chombu – An Integral Part Of Vaishnavite Rituals

an Iyengar priest performing Abhishekam to to idol of Vishnu with Iyengar Chombu

It is fascinating to know that the strong and prominent Brahmin Vaishnavite community of South India called Iyengars have their own exclusive religious mark, their own rituals and a chombu designed and created to carry on their rituals. This beautifully designed chombu shown in the picture is known as Iyengar Chombu in general. Another name… Continue reading Iyengar Chombu – An Integral Part Of Vaishnavite Rituals

Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots

of beautifully shaped antique Granit storage pots

Human civilization has passed through different eras and epochs resulting in the inventions that shaped our history and culture. Amongst the many ages that we have evolved through Stone Age is definitely one of them. Stone Age was the time when our entire race depended on stones. They used tools and weapons made out of… Continue reading Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots

Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

Antique hand-held brass fan with peacock neck handle

I am going to present to you an antique hand-held brass fan which I have collected recently that was used by a rich landlord during the Zamindari system in pre-independence India. This beautiful brass fan is acquired from a gentleman by name Adinarayanan whose great grandfather was working as a chief accountant for a wealthy… Continue reading Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

Marachombu with lid that is used to carry water during journey

Here’s a new guest post. Sushma, is an ardent follower of ykantiques.com. After realising the benefits of using traditional cooking vessels, she has discarded the modern kitchenware like pressure cookers and non-stick cookware one fine morning and started using only traditional cookware made of brass, bronze, copper, iron and earthen pots. She proudly says that… Continue reading My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

Mystical Copper vessel

Mystical copper vessel with 3 white metal strips, dragon embellishments and the lid with the knob

Copper has played an important role in human civilization. It is one such element that has been extensively used in shaping up the history and culture of Asian countries and the world at large.Copper holds the significance of being an essential mineral required by our body to finding a place in the temples and monasteries… Continue reading Mystical Copper vessel

A Door into the Past

Close view of the door showing the details on the canopy

                Update: Here’s a video we’ve recently done. Do check it out and read the article for detailed information. Gather around on the rug, its story time! The sun is beginning to rise with its rays just beginning to filter in through the windows of the house. It wakes up a small boy, all of… Continue reading A Door into the Past

Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels

Antique copper tumbler, Tulasi leaves enhance the benefits of water in copper vessel

These days even doctors recommend patients to drink water stored in copper jugs overnight on empty stomachs. Our ancestors were wise and intelligent; no wonder they used vessels made of brass and copper and they lived a longer life and were healthier than our generation. Also according to Ayurveda, there are three doshas in our… Continue reading Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels

Personal encounter with Antiques!

Huge antiques brass gangalam that serves as a base of the dining table with a glass top

I have known YK Sir for little over a month now, we were introduced by a common friend and since then we have been exchanging mails and talking over the phone. I can say we have been bonding over antiques. We never met officially until last Saturday (26th December, 2015). After exchanging a couple of… Continue reading Personal encounter with Antiques!