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Gangajalis (jar to collect sacred water of holy river Ganga) are the largest silver objects in the world as per the entry in Guinness Book of World Records. They were made in Mistri Khana of City Palace, Jaipur by two silversmiths Govind Ram and Madhav. There are two such jars. Each jar was made out of 14000 Silver Coins which were issued by Kapatdwara treasury of Jaipur State in year 1894. The coins were melted into sheets of silver and then beaten on wooden mould to take shape of jar. No soldering was done. The entire process took two years and the jars were ready in year 1896. Each jar weigh around 345 Kg. The silversmiths also shaped lids and the handles. Circular base with wheels was constructed for easy movement. Height of each jar is 5 feet 4 inch, the circumference is 14 feet 10 inch and the capacity is 900 Gallon (4091 Liters). Interestingly, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II took these jars, filled with Gangajal (Ganges Water) on his voyage to England to attend the coronation ceremony of Edward VII in year 1902.