Traditional Brass Oil Lamp - Thooku Vilakku From South India. Length 84 cm x Diameter 15 cm

From our Heritage collection - This Vintage 84 cm long hanging Lamp with chain or Thooku Vilakku as is traditionally known has been used for decades to worship the Gods and claimed to be one from the several ancestral lamps of a family from Kerala in the Kannur region. 

This lingam Vilakku is crafted using the process of metal casting as per century old practises by the most skilled artisans with an amazing rich dark brown patina and hangs on a 69 cm long brass link chain 

Always an integral part of the prayer room, temples and domestic shrines, the presence of these lamps has been an important aspect of ritual worship offered to a deity and as per tradition are lit each day using ghee and wicks at dusk before any other lamp in the house. 

This reverence for the Lamp is based on the symbolism of one's journey from darkness and ignorance into light and knowledge of the ultimate reality – 'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya!.

The lamp Measures:  

Length of the lamp with chain is 84 cm with diameter of 15 cm

The chain measures 69 cm. 

Weight : 1.5 kilograms