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Decorative Aaal Vilakku-Antique Finish
In Malayalam language Banyan tree is known as Aal and the lamp is called Vilakku. Thus, this lamp is named as Aal-Vilakku.This seven layer Bronze lamp is Antique finished, hand crafted from excellent quality brass by artisans from Mannar with a tortoise base holding 4 elephants and monkeys,birds standing in its branch.
1.5 months need for completing its work
Care: Please do not use any harsh chemicals. Wipe with a soft dry cloth.
The aal vilakku or banyan lamp is so called because its design is inspired by that of the banyan tree. The tiered branches and leaves of the ‘lamp-tree’ form myriad small oil holders – often an auspicious numbers such as 51,101,1001. Such lamps are usually large and reserved for ritual use in Hindu temples. Devotees donate oil or ghee for the many receptacles of the aal vilakku in return for special poojas or prayers conducted on their behalf at the temple, a phenomenon in keeping with the symbolism of the banyan in Hindu mythology as the kalpavriksha or wish-fulfilling tree. In the context of its role within the temple, the many-branched banyan is likened to the shelter given by god to his devotees.
Weight 200 kg Dimensions 76 × 76 × 183 cm