Pottery and Religion

 

 

Pottery is often considered as first craft of any civilization. It is considered as one of the most sensual arts with a strong visual message in its shape and color. Pottery has deep religious, commercial and philosophical implications in Indian milieu. According to legends and folklores, Lord Brahma created man out of clay. On the name of Brahma Prajapati Indian potter was christened.

In Indian households, if no image of a deity is available, a clay water pitcher is worshipped as a symbol of good omen.

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