From our Heritage Collection - Maha Arti or Prayer lamp handcrafted by skilled Indian artisans in brass with 31 oil diyas or lamps protected by the Naag with a flying Garuda in the front .
The peacock sculpted on the handle provides the delicate touch signifying beauty and grace to this majestic and rare hand held prayer lamp.
Varanasi is a sacred and oldest city of the world located at the banks of the holy River Ganges where, Gange aarti is performed daily in the evening by a group of priests at the Dashashwamedh ghat. Through the aarti, Agni Pooja is performed in which a commitment is made to the Lord Shiva, Mata Gange, Surya, Agni (Fire) as well as the whole universe made by the Lord Shiva.
Gange aarti is a magnificent event during evening in the city of Varanasi and is performed by the brass lamps accompanied with the mantra chant in the presence of a huge crowd.
All the priests who have to perform the aarti, wear same cloth, the dhoti and kurta which is tightly bind with a long towel. First they make preparation of the Gange aarti by making collection of the five elevated planks, a oil lamp, an idol of the Goddess Ganga, flowers, incense sticks, a conch shell, a big and heavy brass lamp having a snake hood at the edge of the River Gange. A group of boats filled with devotees come around the place of aarti at the bank of River.
Measures: Length 36 cm x Width 32 cm X Height 17 cm
The brass vintage spoon is kept for the oil and is 13.5 cm in length.
Weight: 2.75 kilograms
Note: The 3 arms of the arti with the lamps can be dismantled and put back together with screws under each base with a nut into the bolt.