Handcrafted Brass Oil Lamp for Home Decor and Gifting 12 Inches


Product Dimension 12 Inches
Product Weight 1220 Grams
Suitable for Accessories
Set Contents 1 Brass Oil Lamp
Care Handle with Care
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It is integral to all the rituals, ceremonies, traditions and part of a life style in Kerala. As dusk creeps in, young girls of Keralities family carry these lamps to Varandha from the Pooja room and enchant Vedas and Upanishads to purify minds of those living in the house. It is also believed that lighting of these lamps bring in much prosperity and harmony to everyone in the house. Nilavilakku is also used in Temples and is also most common during traditional wedding ceremonies.. A wonderful gift/traditional souvenir from Kerala, Southern India.

  • Nilavilakku is a special kind of Lamp used mainly Indian Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In Malayalam and Tamil, Nilam means Ground and Vilakku means Lamp. Nilavilakku is a important part of Several Hindu ceremonies in Kerala. It is a special type of lamp, with oil and a piece of cotton wick in it with one or more steps or levels.
  • We are assuring that there will not be any leakage within the material.For the convenience of shipping we will dismantle the nilavilakku or samay into different parts.
  • Oil should not be poured into the vilaku from its top( Koomb/head).It should be done through any of the sides.Use good quality oil such as sesame or coconut along with a cotton wick.
  • On account of its bright, golden color, the brass material has been widely accepted in home designs. However, brass may become dull and tarnished over time. A good piece will last for very long time even generations with a little care and maintenance. To ensure this , Keep your lamp clean, neat and dry when not in use.To regain its shining rub with a mixture of lemon and salt or tamarind or metal shining powders like pithambari or liquid like dara, brasso available easily in local market.

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