Developing Beliefs: The Religious And Cultural Importance Of Metal Craft In India


  • Gurtek Singh
  • Dr. Tabish Hashmi


Throughout history and cultures, metal crafts have been utilized to communicate an extensive variety of religious beliefs, rites, and customs. They are not just useful items; they are also potent representations of dedication and faith. This research paper explores the significance of metal and metal craft within the religious traditions of India, focusing on Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, and Christianity. It delves into the historical and cultural contexts of these religions, highlighting the diverse ways in which metal is utilized for religious purposes, artistic expression, and cultural identity. The paper examines the role of metal in sacred objects, rituals, architecture, and decorative arts, showcasing its symbolic importance and practical applications. Drawing on scholarly literature and case studies, the research investigates the connection of metal craft with religious beliefs, traditions, and practices, illustrating how artisans and craftsmen have contributed to the preservation and evolution of religious traditions through their creative endeavours. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to explore the intricate tapestry of metal craftsmanship within the religious landscapes of India and highlights its historical significance, cultural meanings, contemporary relevance, and role of artisans in preserving and evolving religious traditions.


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Singh, G. ., & Hashmi, D. T. . (2024). Developing Beliefs: The Religious And Cultural Importance Of Metal Craft In India. Migration Letters, 21(S7), 1713–1720. Retrieved from