Saw this in the hall of a very ancient temple.The hole on top has been covered by a measuring can. Paddy was put in a hole here and pounded. Even rice was pounded in this to get flour .
An interesting old object.
14 Aug 2018 5:10am
@Jypyä Pop: yes..very very. In many homes in villages, these are still used..but not so exquisitely carved:)
Beautiful and functional.
14 Aug 2018 5:11am
@kiwisa: Yes..we had one in our home too...years ago..but a simple one..not ornamental!
14 Aug 2018 6:01am
@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)
14 Aug 2018 6:10am
@jpla: Thank you very much JP :)
14 Aug 2018 6:12am
@badtgv: Thank you very much badtgv:)
An interesting artifact so well explained.
14 Aug 2018 6:27am
@Michael Skorulski: Thank you Michael :)
A M A Z I N G !
14 Aug 2018 6:52am
@omid: Thank you Omid :)
Great capture. It looks very historical.
14 Aug 2018 6:53am
@Kyu: It is..but theones in homes are simple :)
interesting stone !
14 Aug 2018 7:18am
@pascale: Thank you very much Pascale :)
great capture of this decorative stone :))
14 Aug 2018 7:29am
@Nina: Thank you very much Nina :)
Very beautiful !
14 Aug 2018 7:43am
@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene :)
14 Aug 2018 9:40am
@grouser: Thank you grouser :)
14 Aug 2018 10:39am
@fateme@@: Thank you very much fateme :)
Interesting detail image.
14 Aug 2018 10:49am
@Willem: Thank you very much Willem :)
Great capture of this beautiful relic!!
14 Aug 2018 11:56am
@Steven: Thank you very much Steven :)
Great artwork !
14 Aug 2018 12:12pm
@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro :)
Ural Ulakkai Nazhi ...
are these still used these days in farms and houses .. this is a unique piece..
.wonder what ..era ....chola pandia or just a decorative one ?
remember seeing people in pairs simultaneously pounding grains with 2 ulakkais in hourglass shaped urals in farmhouses.... they used to sing too..
14 Aug 2018 12:27pm
@Gigi Sis: This belongs to the Chola Era.
In many homes in villages too, these are used..as you have written- simple hourglass like stones- Some of them still sing...folk music as it is called. Somehow...the chillies / libtels / rice pound in these stones have good flavour!Thank you Gigi Sis for the comment :)))
Beautifully made and decorated.
14 Aug 2018 1:21pm
@Lewis: Thank you very much Lewis :)
I like the textures
14 Aug 2018 1:31pm
@Ruthiebear: Thank you very much Ruthie :0
Such an ancient device. It is important judging by the carving on it.
14 Aug 2018 1:57pm
@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve :)
A very useful tool to do many jobs.
14 Aug 2018 2:23pm
@B. Thomas: Yes...making chilli powder, rice flour, lentil powder etc.
This is an old and beautiful pot.
14 Aug 2018 2:24pm
@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Thank you very much Graciel.la :)
Beautiful artifact and still used.
14 Aug 2018 3:19pm
@beach: Yes beach..In many villages these are still used for making rice flour, chilli powder etc :) For me taste is distinct...better than the one we have when we use the blenders!
Un beau détail ! J'aime
14 Aug 2018 3:48pm
@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine :)
Precious rock ... looks like a piece of a splendid column ...
14 Aug 2018 4:11pm
@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela :)
A very interesting find to shoot and describe.
14 Aug 2018 4:54pm
@Don: Thank you very much Don :)
What a beautiful capture of this interesting pounding stone. I have seen Pounding being done like a fine art with two people singing and in a great rhythm. A form display of a lovely culture. Thank you Devi. :)
14 Aug 2018 5:36pm
@Sam: Thank you Sam:)
Many village homes still have these stone mills. We had one like this very long ago at our home too. Even now, the Temples make their Ashtabandhana medicine by using this Ural and Ulakkai :)
Quelle ancienne statue et ce pot quelle couleur rouille superbe.
14 Aug 2018 6:31pm
@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou mon ami :)
A beautiful pounding stone. I love how it is ornate yet functional. A lovely image.
14 Aug 2018 9:06pm
@Elaine Hancock: Yes,,, now we have plain pounding stones..
I love it.
15 Aug 2018 12:23am
@Michael Rawluk: Thank you very much Michael :)
The ancients decorated even the most basic tools.
15 Aug 2018 12:37am
@Harry: You are right..even small things are ornate in a temple :)
16 Aug 2018 8:43am
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