A one-of-a-kind lamp that fills your home with light and sattvaguna. For centuries now, it is the norm in Indian homes to light a lamp when it is twilight. This simple ritual gesture is a symbolic one and, in this age, has very little to do with literal illumination. Lamp-lighting is akin to dispelling darkness, which stands for avidya (ignorance), and as such is a mark of vidya (awareness) and enlightenment. A lamp such as the one that you see on this page suffices just the purpose.
It is a particularly auspicious number. The presence of Ganesha-Lakshmi-Sarasvati, the divine siblings, graces the composition. At the zenith of a thick, ornately sculpted stem sits Lord Ganesha, seemingly emerging from the folds of a gigantic lotus bloom. Directly below the lotus is a continuous five-wick tray of lamps. From the midpoint of this stem a curvaceous length of vine juts out laterally on both sides. From either end dangles a miniscule tray of lamps featuring multiple wicks. Devi Sarasvati and Devi Lakshmi are poised at this point of the lamp. They are both chaturbhujadharini and, despite the scale, have been sculpted with remarkable detail - such as the distinguished limbs and faces, the veena in Mother Sarasvati’s hands, and the lotuses in Her sister’s.
The intricate engravings along the central stem of this lamp would make this a unique item of home decor.
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