Anna Pakshi Vilakku - Vintage Brass Oil Lamp From Tamil Nadu. Height 45 cm x Diameter 12 cm

From our Heritage collection - This is a vintage 45 cm tall oil and wick Anna Pakshi brass lamp with spouts or grooves used for decades to worship the Goddesses from Tamil Nadu, South India.

The Anna pakshi or Hamsa is a mythical bird which has a body and beak of a swan whilst its beautiful plumage resembles a peacockand and believed to reside in heaven. The Anna pakshi is depicted as holding a flowering vine in its beak and as per indian mythology, if a mixture of water and milk is offered to the bird, it is able to seperate milk from water symbolising choice of Truth over falsehood.

Always an integral part of the prayer room or the entrance of the house, the presence of these lamps especially during festivals is an important aspect of ritual worship offered to a deity and its reverence 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:
Height of the Lamp is 45 cm x Diameter lamp is 12 cm.
Weight: 2.20 kilograms