Thooku Vilakku" Brass Oil Lamp With Chain From South India. Length 100 cm x Diameter 15 cm

From our Heritage collection - This Vintage 100 cm long hanging Lamp 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. 

The Thooku-Vilakku is handcrafted using the  Lost wax process of metal casting as per century old practises by the most skilled artisans with an amazing rich patina and hangs on a 84 cm long thick 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 100 cm with diameter of 15 cm

The chain measures 84 cm. 

Weight : 1.4 kilograms