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Panchaloha

Panchaloha (literally meaning an alloy of five metals) or Panchadhatu has been most widely used for making icons and idols. This five-metal combination of Cu, Au, Ag, Pb, and Zn was considered to be a highly auspicious composition and is still used for icons cast for worship. 1. Copper 2. Gold 3. Silver 4. Lead 5. Zinc
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