Thooku Vilakku - Heritage Brass Oil Lamp From South India. Length 60 cm x Diameter 11.5 cm

Discover the rich heritage of this traditional hanging Lamp cherished for generations, serving as a sacred symbol of worship to Hindu Gods and claimed to be one from the several ancestral lamps of a family from Kerala in the Kannur region. 

Traditionally known as a Thooku-Vilakku - "Hanging Lamp" in Malayalam with an amazing patina and a thick link chain, the lamp is handcrafted from bell metal with 7 grooves for lighting the lamp with oil and wicks and the bottom level for the dripping oil using the process of metal casting as per traditional practises by skilled artisans.

Always an integral part of the prayer room, the presence of these lamps was an important aspect of ritual worship offered to a deity 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:  

Length with chain 60 cm with diameter of 11.5 cm

Length of the chain: 46 cm 

Weight: 1.60 kilograms 

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