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Flames of Devotion: Oil Lamps from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas

By: Anderson, Sean

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Los Angeles, UCLA Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11057


Oil lamps are commonly used in Hindu temples as well as in home shrines. Generally the lamps used in temples are circular with places for five wicks. They are made of metal and either suspended on a chain or screwed onto a pedestal. There will usually be at least one lamp in each shrine, and the main shrine may contain several. Usually only one wick is lit, with all five burning only on festive occasions. The oil lamp is used in the Hindu ritual of Aarti. ; Square 4to 9... View more info