Author: P.K. Agrawala
Publisher: Indica Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): B076Y4L4WV
Purna Kalasa or The Full Vase or Purna Ghata is deeply rooted in Indian culture and religious ceremony. It is a visible symbol of the most mysterious life forces revealed as Creation, and is a popular decorative motif of beauty and auspiciousness.
The author studies the Purna Kalasa in Vedic literature and the importance of its worship he reflects on the motif as a symbol in the are of Sanchi, Mathura, Bharhut, Gandhara, Amaravati, Nagarjunikonda, Hampi, etc., be it Jaina, Buddhist or Brahmaniacal, and in the residential houses or shrines or stupas.
Although he compares the motif in sculpture, he also studies it as a symbol in painting.