Traditional Vintage Brass Hanging Oil Lamp - Thooku Vilakku From South India. L 63 cm x Dia 14 cm

From our Heritage collection - Rare Vintage Hanging Lamp with a cover with a dark rich patina 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. 

Traditionally known as a Thooku-Vilakku or Hanging Lamp in Malayalam, this lamp with a thick link chain and a cover is handcrafted using  century old methods of metal casting and finished with a rich brown patina.

The lamp has 7 grooves to light the wicks and a bottom level for the dripping oil while the cover with a heart shaped knob is used to control the flame and its intensity. 

Always an integral part of the prayer room, the presence of these lamps remains an important aspect of ritual worship offered to a deity and a day especially 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 ones journey from darkness and ignorance into light and the knowledge of the ultimate reality – 'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya!.

The lamp Measures:  

Length with chain 63 cm with diameter of 14 cm

Length of the chain: 45 cm 

Weight : 2.3 kilograms 

Note: Slight imperfections if any are due to the vintage nature of the lamp which only enhances its uniqueness and heritage.