Kuthira Vilakku – Traditional Kerala Oil Lamps of the rich and ancient culture of South India shaped like horse heads with brass nails engraved representing serpents, handcrafted and designed on the principle of gravitation so that the lamp does not rotate in any direction and returns to its original position.
Considered highly auspicious during the festival of “Parayazhunallathu”, worshippers carry these lamps in front of elephants and are considered as vehicles through which the divine can be accessed.
Brass oil Lamps in India are used in rituals as well as religious or temple settings in order to propitiate the gods and play a pivotal role allowing the faithful to focus their concentration on the image or nature of the deity as the preservation of light signifies the deity's presence.
Each lamp measures:
Lamp 1: Height 13 cm x Diameter 9 cm | Brass nail measures 13 cm in length.
Lamp 2: Height 11 cm x Diameter 8.5 cm | Brass nail measures 14 cm in length.
Weight: 1.30 Grams for the pair.