Traditional Gajalaxmi Hanging Lamp that has been used for decades for the Goddess Worship.
Gajalakshmi Vilakku (Lamp), is a traditional Kerala oil lamp with Lakshmi - Goddess of wealth and prosperity, crafted from solid brass with the mythical yali at the top and flanked by exquisite peacocks and elephants on either side of the Goddess with the arched design making this lamp even more graceful.
This exquisite lamp is often used in the worship of Goddess Bhagavathi (goddess in Sanskrit) which is the general way people refer to the Hindu goddesses in Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra states of India. It can be used to refer any of the Hindu goddesses like Durga, Kannaki, Parvati, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali.
Always an integral part of the prayer room, these lamps are lit during dusk for prayer and are usually hung in the porch. This reverence for the Lamp is based on the symbolism of the journey from darkness and ignorance to light and the knowledge of the ultimate reality.
The Lamp Measures:
Weight: 3.65 kilograms
Full length with chain : 95 cm with a Width of 22 cm
The chain measures 63 cm and the base diameter is 15 cm