Vintage Brass Ganesha Oil Lamp From South India On Chain "Thooku Vilakku". L 76 cm x Dia 9.5 cm

From our Heritage collection - Rare Vintage Hanging Lamp with the idol of Lord Ganesha used for decades to worship the Gods 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 the idol of Lord Ganesha - God of wisdom and knowledge, the lamp is handcrafted with 5 grooves for lighting the lamp with oil and wicks and a 57 cm long link chain in a dark patina finish. 

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 the reverence based on the symbolism of the journey from darkness and ignorance into light and the knowledge of the ultimate reality – 'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya!.

The lamp Measures:  

Length with chain 76 cm with diameter of 9.5 cm

Length of the chain: 57 cm 

Weight : 1.0 kilograms 

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