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