This Thooku Vilakku
brass hanging light is a typical Thooku Vilakku. It has a chain that connects
to the disc-shaped oil basin. There is only one wick in the oil basin. The lamp
is blessed with a sacred picture of Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess
of knowledge and wisdom. Her patronage of the arts is symbolized by the Veena
in her hand. The Vedas, or texts, are reflections of the Truth or pure knowledge.
Japa Mala, or strung beads, represent discipline, concentration, and
meditation. When ignited, the relaxing flame of wicks is meant to pay reverence
to Goddess Saraswati's holy picture and channel her blessings.
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