The long, slender stem is a series of curvaceous pot-like structures, punctuated by smooth hemispherical mounds. Zoom in on the former to appreciate the uniform engravings on the same. From those flat-topped hemispheres emerge a handful of tahniya (branches), each the shape of serpentine vines with leaves and tendrils along its length. At the mouth of these branches sits a tray of lamps. Furthermore, from underneath this tray dangles a smaller tray of dias attached with a chain and hooks at both ends.
On the crest of the stem of this tree-shaped lamp sits the effulgent Lord Ganesha. He is seated on a lotus (padmasana) and bears more lotuses in His hands, not to mention the laddoo. From His crown and Shaivite tilak to the trunk and the distinctive ear-flaps, the iconography has been paid attention to despite the scale of the sculpture. Imagine the resplendence of this lamp as the women of the house light up all the dias in unison.
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