Vintage Brass Oil Lamp - Thooku Vilakku For Goddess Worship From South India. L 49 cm x Dia 11 cm

Known as the Thooku-Vilakku - "Hanging Lamp" in Malyalam with an amazing copper patina and a traditional link chain, the lamp is handcrafted using the Lost wax process from bell metal with 7 diyas for lighting the lamp with oil and wicks and the bottom level for the dripping oil.

This is a Vintage Hanging Lamp 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. 

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 one's journey from darkness and ignorance into light and the knowledge of the ultimate reality – 'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya!.

The lamp Measures:  

Length of lamp with chain is 49 cm with diameter of 11 cm

Length of the chain: 34 cm 

Weight : 1.250 kilograms