This large puja plate is used for keeping puja items during puja. The puja items kept in a puja plate include Roli for tilak, Akshat, Ghanti (bell), a small Kalash filled with water, Kalava to tie around the wrist, aarti-diya and some colorful flowers. The puja-thali has special significance for the festivals. Agarbatti, camphor, coconut, belpatra, betel leaves, sandalwood paste, candles, flowers, seasonal fruits and sweets (as Prasad) and silver or gold coins having image of Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesh, Om, Swastika or Shree are also kept in a thali. Design: Made of pure german silver with fine finish. Contents: Plate with 2 bowls , panchapatra with pali, oil lamp, incense stand with bell. Dimensions of plate: 6.75 inches (L) x 6.75 inches (W) x 1.25 inches (H) Dimensions of bowls: 1.5 inches (L) x 1.5 inches (W) x 0.75 inch (H) Dimensions of lamp: 1.75 inches (L) x 1.75 inches (W) x 1.5 inches (H) Dimensions of Panchapatra: 1 inch (L) x 1 inch (W) x 1.75 inches (H) Dimensions of incense stand with bell: 1 inch (L) x 1 inch (W) x2 inches (H) Weight: 245 grams German silver is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. German silver is named for its silvery appearance. German silver is said to produce a bright and powerful sound quality; an additional benefit is that it is harder and has more corrosion resistance than brass.