Pair of Vintage Brass Vishnu Oil Lamps from South India. H10 x L10 x W 8 cm

This vintage pair of brass Vishnu oil lamps handcrafted by artisans from south india have been used in temples since centuries belonging to Vaishnavism religion and followers of Lord Vishnu.

On the face of the diya, one can see the symbol of Vishnu represented by three lines traditionally worn by followers on their foreheads called Sri -charanam where members of the Sri Vaishnava tradition form a tilak with two lines representing the feet of Narayana and a red line in the middle that represents Lakshmi devi.
A small line under the Sricharanam represents that the wearer belongs to the Thenkalai subsect of Vaishnavism.

Vishnu is one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon and Vasihnaism, the largest Hindu sect along with Brahma and Shiva, is considered a member of the holy trinity (Trimurti) of Hinduism.

Measures: Length 10 cm x Height 10 cm x Width 8 cm

Weight of 2 lamps: 650 grams