What is an kolhapuri saaj?
Kolhapuri saaj is an old traditional jewellery from the western ghats of maharashtra. Expressing mythological beliefs of the people in the city the kolhapuri saaj is and completely hand made and ancient piece of jewelery. The kolhapuri saaj (Also known as SAAZ or Kolhapuri SAAZ) is often associated with sacred symbolism. Popular in the maharashtra in the older times and now all over India. kolhapuri saaj typically consists of 10-21 different symbolically designed PANADIS attached with Ghungroos (Also known as Ghagris[meaning water vessel], Javmani Beads, Kkada panadis (Also known as stone leaves) and a SAAJ GHAT in the middle . Unlike the older times the typical SAAJ GHAT has now been replaced by numerous other pendants likes of laxmi, krishna,Nagadevta and many others. The typical saaj ghat has a stone in the middle surrounded by beads and ghagris.The 21 panadis mostly consists of panch panadi (holy leaves), bel leaf (leaf offered to Lord Shiva), bel paan (a plant of three united leaves), ridge gourd (symbolic of all plants), karle or Bitter gourd (life-giving herb), Sun, manik panadi (a gem, symbolising friendship), matsya (fish, or incarnation of Vishnu), Koorma (incarnation of Vishnu), Narasimha (incarnation of Vishnu), rose, beetle, chandra (Moon), emerald, gandbhairi (symbolising unity of husband and wife), morchel (symbolic of kingdom and richness), peacock feather, shankha (Conch), kamal (lotus), kasav (tortoise), naagdevta (Naag) , kitri mukh, tait and bhunga (bumble bee) arranged in any available manner to give in a traditional look.
Why is this kolhapuri saaj called Peshwai kolhapuri saaj?
The reason this is called 27 paani peshwai saaj because it contains 27 leaves (Design Pendants) on each side and few other reasons. Each leave in this saaj has 5 hand made ghungroos making it an absolutely stunning piece of jewellery. The ghungroos are hand made in kolhapur and has a very sweet noice when crashed again each other. It has an laxmi pendant in middle which again has a horde of ghungroos making it look an perfect mathch. this type of particular saaj loaded with ghugngroos was worn by many maharanis "QUEENS" in older times and hence received and ROYAL name "PESHWAI SAAJ". amongst all the other kolhapuri saaj designs and kolhapuri saaj gold desings this once is an Public favourite.
Why buy the peshwai kolhapuri saaj from us?
Unlike other kolhapuri saaj our kolhapuri saaj is entirely made out of 92.5 silver and has no compromises. The other saaj that are made have the following Cons-
1- Lakh is used in beads to make it look bold . Lakh is basically a filler material which is used inside beads and saaj leaves by many vendors to cut down cost
2- Lot of vendors also have nakas (the upper and lower ring of saaj leaves) made out of brass again to reduce wieght and cut down price!
we at other hand have our nakas made out of silver and none of our material (Beads or leaves ) have lakh filled in them. we also strictly mention our kolhapuri saaj wieght on our product page.