Traditional Kerala Brass Oil Lamp. Height 32 cm x Diameter 18 cm

From our Heritage collection - This is a rare Vintage oil and wick Lamp measuring 32 cn in height used for decades to worship the Goddesses and claimed to be one from the several ancestral lamps of a family from Kerala in the Kannur region. 

The lamp known as the Vilakku in Malayalam is handcrafted from bell metal with 5 grooves for lighting the lamp with oil and wicks and the bottom level for the dripping oil.

An integral part of the prayer room, the presence of these lamps has always been an important aspect of ritual worship offered to a deity. 
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 – 'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya!.

The lamp Measures:  
Height 32 cm with diameter of 18 cm 
Weight :  3.45 kilograms

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