Nilavilakku are the traditional lamps lit in Kerala and Tamil Nadu before the beginning of any auspicious event, formal or informal, as a gesture of paying obeisance to god. It is a generic tradition of lighting a lamp before starting with any favourable act, as it is opined that the light that emits out of it vanishes the darkness, grief and unhappiness, giving way to the Almighty’s divine grace and happiness.
The one shown here is an alluring kind that has its own special form and a symbol of tej. It stands here on a double ringed pedestal and a round top, from where emerges the sleek and steady backbone chiselled uniformly in a captivating style. As you move up, you will se a large bowl-like structure such that there are two bowls placed one above the other, with the bottom one being inverted and a long single wick stand supported inside it.
Although this lamp is fashioned in a sober and quite plain manner, but its crisp formations, smoothness, glow and the bright gold color of brass makes it one of a kind. This traditional lamp from Kerala when placed at your house, will hold its own symbolic and auspicious aura that generates a sense of worship and purity.