Thooku Vilakku - Vintage Brass Oil Lamp From South India. Length 43 cm x Dia 12.5 cm

From our Heritage collection - Traditional hanging Lamp with a thick ornate chain used for decades to worship the Goddesses and claimed to be one from the several ancestral lamps of a family from Kerala in the Kannur region. 

Called a Thooku-Vilakku - "Hanging Lamp" in Malayalam with an amazing grey stone  patina and a thick link ornate chain, the lamp is handcrafted from bell metal with 7 grooves for lighting the lamp with oil and wicks and the bottom level for the dripping oil using the process of metal casting by skilled artisans.

Always an integral part of the prayer room, the presence of these lamps was an important aspect of ritual worship offered to a deity and a day was kept aside for its worship on one no moon day in the month of Shravan.

This reverence for the Lamp is based on the symbolism of the journey from darkness and ignorance to light and the knowledge of the ultimate reality – 'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya!.

The lamp Measures:  

Length with chain 43 cm with diameter of 12.5 cm

Length of the chain: 29 cm 

Weight : 1.05 kilograms 

Note: You will find some waves on the base of the lamp which is due to the vintage nature and which only enhances the beauty of this lamp.

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