Kalasha

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The Purna-Kalasha symbol painted, between the two cows, behind a truck in India

Kalasha, also spelled as Kalash (Sanskrit: कलश, kalaśa; literally "pitcher, pot"), is a metal (brass, copper, silver or gold) pot with a large base and small mouth, large enough to hold a coconut. Sometimes "Kalasha" can mean a pot filled with water and topped with a coronet of mango leaves and a coconut. This combination is often used in Hindu rites.