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Buy Bronze Oil Lamps, Vilakku, Deepam, Brass Diya Lamps Online 

If you want to choose a gift for presenting at a wedding, the best choice could be the designer bronze oil lamps (Deepam). It is in many shapes and sizes, with artistic looks, with one for your liking and fitting your budget to impress the bride or groom. Bronze Oil Lamps (Deepam) giving light to remove the darkness are one symbol of hope for all. And that too with traditional and contemporary styled bronze oil lamps could lift the spirits for anyone. 

Humans use oil lamps (Deepam) from time unknown, from lighting caves to modern homes today. A stone oil lamp found in a cave in Lascaux, in France, is the oldest used only 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. In the Hindu religion, lighting bronze oil lamps/ Brass lamps or Diya Lamp every day is a custom followed in most Hindu homes. Hence, buy beautiful bronze oil lamps today to make your family happy.   

Bronze oil lamps (Deepam) are not only auspicious with spiritual values to be lit only in the homes. 

Hindus lit the bronze oil lamps in many offices and shops across India and even in foreign countries before doing work and business. They believe that the lamp's holy light will chase away all evil spirits from the office for it to grow. Hence, the best gift for you to give your friends and relative could be the aesthetic bronze oil lamps if you are going abroad.  

Deepavali is the festival of lights celebrated across India and in many countries abroad. Even in the White House, the US president's official residence celebrates Deepavali lighting lamps every year. It is during the Deepavali time people buy more diwali diya lamp for use at home, offices, factories, and other places. Hence, you need to buy one to make the Deepavali special for the family.     

Bronze oil lamps are not just any other oil lamp but with the best designs of both spiritual and natural wonders. There are well-crafted diya lamps as Hindu Gods, and most parts of India have a specific God form to use in their homes. Also, there are many Diya lamps (Villaku) with the shape of flowers, birds like peacocks, ducks, and others to make you buy them for their beautiful looks.

Hence it is time for you to buy bronze oil lamps to lift your family's spirit and eliminate the evil spirits from your home or office. And it is the best choice for giving as gifts not only in marriages but even while visiting friends and relatives. 

Hanging brass oil lamps (Thooku Vilakku) online available in endless no. of designs, you can choose between vintage style, modern style and the contemporary style. This type of Hanging Brass diyas are both used for wall decoration and hanging on ceiling as well. If you thinking of giving a vintage or classical touch to your overall decor of your house than hanging Oil lamps is the best choice you should make. This type of Brass Oil lamps usually comes with glass around the bulb which comes in multiple colour options. However, Bronze oil lamps/ Deepam are also known as Vilakku in southern continent of India.

Vilakku (Deepam) is an Indian Brass oil lamp used in places of worship and rituals in holy temples and shrines at home. Diwali Diya Lamps have always been in the picture for decades to transcend time. The atmosphere of the rooms turns serene with the soft glow of the light. Light and lamps are closely associated with each other, waning out the darkness dwelling within us and simultaneously enlightening us. It symbolises knowledge, purity, optimism and good energy. South India hoards Vilakku and is an object of utility in their devout expression.

The Priests or pandits handle the Vilakku to administer rites in divine services. Every shrine has a Vilakku that illuminates the worship area and represents a good omen. Grand celebrations like Diwali call for bright-coloured landscapes lit up by diya lamps. Diya’s are ubiquitous during the festive season and serve pious and aesthetic purposes. Initially, constructed from organic material such as earthen clay or terracotta, Diya lamps have advanced into heavy metal entities capable of withstanding the atrocities of circumstances and time. They are tools used in worshipping higher gods and spreading light in their surroundings. Moreover, Goddess Rajarajeshwari is a deity of oil lamps, presumably immortalised in the flames of fire.

How to Choose the Right Type Villaku/ Bronze Oil Lamps

Vilakku of varying sizes and metals are available on the market. Access to various types of Bronze Oil Lamps burdens the buyer to pick the right one for their puja room. A wide variety of Brass Lamps consisting of intricately carved, standard and hangable options adds to the task of procuring the best one. The dynamics that influence people into buying a particular product, especially Vilakku, are as follows: material of the lamp, accommodation of wicks, height and depth, and the type of Vilakku.

Kuthu Vilakku is customary in South Indian households to honour deities. It is a long-stemmed lamp with a simple design. It has a base, stem, oil well and a topper. A brass Kuthu Vilakku with either single or five wicks that can accommodate enough oil and with a provision for wicks is considered ideal for a shrine at home. People prefer to use lamps made of silver for special occasions. A standard Vilakku made of brass is omnipresent in Hindu shrines because of its durability and affordability. Vastu bronze oil Lamp placed in the northeast corner of a room or set on a neat table in the puja room is presumed to bring good energy and prosperity.

Different Types of Vilakku/Bronze Oil Lamps

There is a variety of Vilakku in form and size, one different from another. Vilakku / Kerala deepam hovered in mid-air, set on tables, and placed on the ground levels. Named after goddesses and gods surmised to bring good fortune to the people. Oil lamps forged from brass, bronze, silver and gold have the same functionality. Practically, Vilakku serve the purpose of religious worship and adornment.

Gajalakshmi Vilakku Oil Lamp

Gajalakshmi Vilakku Oil Lamp is mainly used to worship Goddesses. This Vilakku is comparatively diminutive in height with protrusion for a single wick. It is customary in the South Indian state of Kerala for Devi Lakshmi’s worship. This Vilakku can be stationed in homes and prayer rooms or in an aarti ritual. The flames of the fire presupposed the immortal spirit of the deity invoked by devotees for blessings. Devotees seek blessings from the goddess by lighting the lamp twice a day. Popular beliefs dictate that placing the Gajalakshmi oil lamp on the porch displays high regard. It makes for a luxurious artefact and a home decor ornament.

Kamatchi Vilakku Oil Lamp

Kamatchi Vilakku Oil Lamp is used to venerate Devi Kamakshi. Kamakshi stands for Devi Saraswati (Ka), Devi Lakshmi (Ma), and Akshi (meaning eyes). She is reckoned to bless her devotees through her eyes. The deity carved on the lamp promises fortune, enlightenment and success. This Vilakku surmounts a brass plate, leaf or mound of rice. Kamakshi deepam can pass as a home decor item or a return gift for festivals like Diwali. Before accommodating the lamp, oblations of flowers and other offerings are mandatory. The flame of this lamp eliminates worries and ignorance, allowing wealth and fortune in life. It is handcrafted from brass by native artisans. The details of the Vilakku indicate the need for experience and proficient expertise. The goddess of this lamp symbolises the end of darkness. Devotees beseech her for knowledge and wisdom. The Kamakshi oil lamp or kamakshi deepam with wide depth holds oil or candles well. This lamp is kept in houses, shops or office spaces.

Nilavilakku Oil Lamp

Nilavilakku Oil Lamp, traditionally found in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A long stem, circular base, and an oil well conjoining the topper of the artefact fit the vague description of this oil lamp. It is typically crafted from brass and varies in its features of protrusion. The bronze version of this lamp is equally prevalent as the former. Other alternatives to the material include silver and gold. It is considered a symbol of prosperity and forbye used in temples and lit in houses at dusk. Nilavillakus elicit display on special occasions and festivals. The most preferable among these include the ones with protrusion for wicks. Using coconut or sesame oil to douse the cotton wick will make the aftermath easy and clean. Many ceremonies in the South commence their sociocultural programmes by lighting this oil lamp. It propels augury and brings good fortune.

Thooku Vilakku

Thooku Vilakku is a time-honoured hanging lamp found in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is made of brass or bronze and hangs from a chain. Other alternatives in this range differ in height, weight and diameter. It symbolises positivity, wealth and knowledge. The well of this thooku vilakku oil lamp has five or more protrusions for the wicks, depending on the occasion. This Thooku Vilakku is often hung on balconies or at the entrance of houses. The lamp also has its assigned space in the prayer room. The hanging Vilakku has a casted metal reservoir at the bottom. This layer at the bottom collects oil that drips from the oil well. It is handcrafted from bell metal and polished to exquisite touch. Thooku Vilakku can be hung from the ceiling using , prayern made from bronze and a hook. This antique piece is a great home decor object for living rooms and verandah ceilings.

Aarti Vilakku

Aarti Vilakku is an extravagant lamp crafted for Hindu worship and rituals. It has a long handle with multiple layers of circular plates and a protrusion for wicks. The flames of the fire are surmised to represent the strength of the deity. The small wells on each circular plate can accommodate a single wick or camphor. They mostly have a uniform design and a long handle to facilitate easy usage. The top opening of the lamp can hold incense sticks. The bottom of the Vilakku acts as a reservoir with a circular pan to collect the dripped oil. This Vilakku is moved in a circular motion before the goddess. It dispels darkness and brings light. They are primarily found in temples and used for grand occasions.

Kuthu Vilakku

Kuthu Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp used for over a thousand years. It is forged from pure brass and predominantly found in South India. It brings prosperity and good energy. This lamp has a simple form and shape with varying levels of height. The oil well has spouts that can hold the cotton wicks. It is a necessity in Tamilian households and is found at the altar of the domestic shrine. The metal used to craft this lamp has many alternatives like bronze, silver and gold. Silver or gold Vilakkus are usually displayed for special occasions or festivals. Temples and domestic shrines use this lamp for daily worship.

Meena Vilakku

Meena Vilakku is a lamp typically used in Hindu temples and homes for religious purposes. It is handcrafted with intricate details of Devi Meenakshi on the bronze oil lamp (Deepam). This Vilakku is proficiently made from brass and bronze with an average height of four inches. The oil well has a wide bottom that can lodge oil or candles. Gold Vilakku of this kind is in demand but leans on the slightly expensive side. It illuminates the room during religious ceremonies and rituals. It symbolises light, hope and positivity and is believed to bring good fortune and prosperity to the household. Meena Vilakku flames a peaceful and calming atmosphere in the home.

Nivedya Vilakku

Nivedya Vilakku is an oil lamp used in Hindu temples during prayer and worship. It is presumed to represent the divine light of God. It is used to offer prayers and offerings to the deity. The most common variants of these sacred lamps are produced from brass or copper and filled with oil or ghee. Other alternatives to this lamp are crafted from bronze, gold or silver. A cotton wick is doused in oil and lit to bring good fortune and prosperity to the household. Nivedya Vilakku is a good return gift for special occasions and festivals.

Pattu Vilakku

Pattu Vilakku is an oil lamp used in Hindu households for daily prayers and worship. It is usually forged from brass or copper. Coconut oil or ghee is used to fill the oil well of the lamp. This lamp invites good fortune, positivity and prosperity in the household. It is used in festivals and special occasions as an integral part of Hindu rituals and traditions. The variations of Pattu Vilakku are based on height, weight, diameter and the metal used in its production.

Surya Vilakku

Surya Vilakku is an exquisite oil lamp of its kind. It requires proficient artisans capable of intricate engraving of the deity on the metal. This lamp is forged from brass, bronze, silver and gold, with the popular product made from brass. The idol of Lord Surya is carved on the brass Oil lamp with an oil well attached to the bottom. The spout of the vessel can accommodate a single wick or candle. The artisans handcrafted this traditional piece by optimising the finest quality of metal. It is placed in puja altars, living rooms and offices during grand occasions.

Tholie Vilakku

Tholie Vilakku is a traditional hanging Brass diya made from brass or bronze. The topper has a hook linked to the chains that hang the Vilakku from the ceilings. The bottom of this lamp contains a circular pan that collects the oil dripped from the groove. It can hold five to six cotton wicks. They are hung in verandahs, living rooms or temples.

Vadakkum Vilakku

Vadakkum Vilakku is an oil lamp sparsely seen in temples or Pooja Room. The oil lamp is used to worship Lord Shiva in Kerala. This lamp is named after the temple Vadakkumnathan in Thrissur district of Kerala. It has various alternatives in terms of dimensions and materials.

Achu Vilakku

Achu Vilakku is an lamp Diya frequently used in parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is peculiar and crafted from brass, bronze, silver and gold.

Amman Vilakku

Amman Vilakku, known as Kamakshi Amman Vilakku, honours the goddess Kanchi Kamatachi Amman. The Deepam can be lit daily in the prayer room from dusk till dawn. It directs the high energy and blessings from the goddess in the house. It is crafted from gold, bronze and brass. It has intricate details of the deity engraved into the Bronze Oil lamp. The Vilakku is usually placed on the puja altar or in the centre of the living room. The soft glow of this deepam fills the house with golden warmth and happiness. The goddess of wealth and prosperity bestows blessings on her faithful devotees. Positioning the Vilakku towards the north invites wealth into the home, and the east brings good health.

Ayyappan Vilakku

Ayyappan Vilakku is comparatively minuscular in size with features similar to the diyas. This traditional artefact is common in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The local artisans from the south handcrafted it with metals like brass, bronze, silver and gold. It has a small oil well with protrusion for a single wick. The Vilakku has the idol of Lord Ayyappan etched into it. The size of the lamp fits the palm. It has a deep oil well attached to the Vilakku. The deity stands for penance and blesses all his devotees.

Deepalakshmi Vilakku

Deepalakshmi Vilakku is kindred to the Pavaai Vilakku oil lamp. This extravagant artefact is modelled after the goddess Deepalakshmi. The feminine sculpture holds the diminutive oil well in her hands with a protrusion for a single wick. Modern designs accommodate tiny oil wells around the foot of the idol to light five to seven wicks. They are carefully crafted from brass, bronze, copper etc. Temples were usually adorned with these Deepam to glorify and seek blessings from the deities. These Deepams would embody the goddess Deepalakshmi with intricate incisions of facial features. Deepalakshmi Vilakku is similar to a statue, with its only difference being the oil well held in the hands.

Ganapathy Vilakku

Ganapathy Vilakku is an oil lamp lit for special occasions. It is a synonym for Bhagavatha Vilakku since it is lit during the recitation of Bhagavatam or Bhagavatha Sapthahms. This Vilakku mirrors the rich heritage of Kerala and the skills of the artisans. It has a sturdy and thick stem compared to the other Vilakkus. It is often used as a welcoming lamp or a gift for special events. The oil well is circular with no spouts for cotton wicks. The bottom of the Vilakku imitates the same design to affix the lamp in place. It is advisable to pour the oil from the sides to avoid mess. The topper of the Vilakku adds to the look rather than its functionality.

Govinda Vilakku

Govinda Vilakku comes in a pair of two oil lamps with parallel designs. These designs are of a sun and a crescent moon. It has a small form with a groove capable of holding a single wick. It is handcrafted from brass bronze and gold. The modern design of these antique Vilakku pieces has deviated to a collaborative lamp that joins the two patterns with a broader oil well.

Hanuman Vilakku

Hanuman Vilakku is an oil lamp that is built to represent Lord Hanuman. He is one of the central characters in the Indian epic of Ramayana. As the name indicates, the sculpture of Hanuman carrying a small oil well in his hands is a distinctive feature of this Vilakku. The details on the body of the Vilakku are carved with an incision. It is made of brass, bronze and gold. The feet of the Hanuman stabilise the diya and make it safe.

Indra Vilakku

Indra Vilakku is an Brass oil lamp with an engraved of Lord Indra. Local artisans of the South create it from brass, bronze, silver and gold.

Jagannath Vilakku

Jagannath Vilakku is lit in temples and domestic shrines to glorify Lord Jagannath. It is found in parts of South India, especially Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The lamp is small in shape and form, with the idol of Jagannath engraved on the back of the oil well. The oil well can accommodate a single wick.

Lakshmi Vilakku

Lakshmi Vilakku is synonymous with the Lakshmi Kuber Lamp, known to bring good luck, prosperity and wealth. This Vilakku is customary in the southern parts of India. Artisans craft it from brass, bronze, silver and gold. It is manoeuvred in Lakshmi Kuber Pooja, where devotees implore Lord Kubera and Devi Lakshmi to bless them with wealth and prosperity. Pleasing the deities can eradicate debts and increase the flow of income. The small-sized lamp is etched with Devi Lakshmi’s idol. The oil well is comparatively diminutive and accommodates a single wick.

Marriyamman Vilakku

Marriyamman Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp handcrafted by skilled artisans of Tamil Nadu. It is forged from brass, bronze, silver or gold. The Vilakku is etched with a sculpture of the goddess Mariammam alongside the demigod Sheshnag and two lions. It is highly spiritual and believed to wash away troubles. It can be affixed in a puja room, living room or office during grand festivals. The Vilakku is comparatively diminutive in size and can accommodate a single wick. The arch across the deity makes it distinctive and appealing. They are seen in homes, pujas and weddings.

Murugan Vilakku

Murugan Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp with a thick and long stem that upholds the oil well. The oil well can fit multiple wicks around its circular edges. It is used to glorify Lord Murugan, the god of war and victory. Devotees who seek intellect and fame beseech him. Those led astray from the correct path in life also pray to him. He is a Tamil deity famous in the rural region of the state. The Vilakku is forged from “sacred metal” of brass or sometimes bronze. The topper of the Deepam is uniquely designed with the sculpture of the deity.

Nataraja Vilakku

Nataraja Vilakku is an oil lamp intended to praise and worship the supreme being, Shiva. This Vilakku is customary in Tamil Nadu. Nataraja is a form of Shiva that merges all his other avatars. This particular form of Shiva is known as the creator of dance. The Vilakku requires exceptional skills from the artisans who carve the idol of Lord Nataraja on brass, bronze, silver or gold.

Parvati Vilakku

Parvati Vilakku is a counterpart of the Kamatachi oil lamp with similar dimensions and patterns. It is used to worship the goddess Parvati who symbolises love, fertility and beauty.

The Vilakku is small and contains an oil well with a spout for a single wick. The Bronze oil lamp is carved with the goddess Parvati and attached to the oil well. These Vilakkus are found in southern parts of India. They are handcrafted from brass, bronze, silver and gold.

Rama Vilakku

Rama Vilakku is a spectacular oil lamp created by artisans. The Pattabhisheekam Ramayana Vilakku is extravagant and made with utmost care. It has fine details with uniform patterns and protrusions for multiple wicks. It is grand in both size and sight. It is forged from brass, bronze, silver and gold. The sculpture depicts a scene of Lord Rama, Lakshmana, Seetha Devi, Hanuman, Vasishta Muni and Naradha standing together alongside other women holding musical instruments that suggests the place to be Devalokha. It is used for grand occasions or festivals in temples.

Saraswati Vilakku

Saraswati Vilakku is an oil lamp used in south India to worship and offer prayers to the goddess Saraswati. The light from this lamp vanquishes darkness and paves the way for immense blessings. It signifies purity, good luck and power. The details of the Saraswati sculpture are precise and exceptional. It has many two layers of oil wells around the bottom of the Vilakku. This diya has multiple wicks that brighten the room with golden light.

Shiva Vilakku

Shiva Vilakku is similar to the likes of Kamatachi Vilakku in terms of its size and ratio. It is a traditional oil lamp crafted by artisans. It is produced from brass, bronze, silver and gold. It is smaller in form and can be gifted or used as a home decor item. The Bronze oil lamp is magnificently engraved with Lord Shiva and attached to an oil well with a protrusion for a single wick. The depth of the oil well can fit a candle or hold oil. It helps to cancel out the negative energy and makes the prayers worthwhile.

Subramanian Vilakku

Subramanian Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp based on one of the forms of Lord Murugan. It is handcrafted from brass, bronze, silver and gold. It is common in the southern parts of India. The dimensions of the Vilakku are similar to lamps like Kamakshi. The  Brass Oil lamp is engraved with Lord Murugan. He is sought for victory and rains. The devout believer of this deity is the masses from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Surayanarayana Vilakku

Suryanaryana Vilakku is an oil lamp common among South Indian households. This lamp features the sun god with a sculpture at the top of the oil well. It is forged from brass, bronze, silver and gold. The Vilakku can be lit during mornings and evenings to induce good energy. The light from this lamp eradicates darkness and brings good fortune. This Vilakku has five wicks. It is used in temples to worship the gods for grand occasions.

Vishnu Vilakku

Vishnu Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp that represents Lord Vishnu or Narayana. It is crafted from brass, bronze or gold. The sun and crescent moon symbols are predominant on either side of the lamp. A herringbone pattern along the edges with the centre sparkling. A generous oil well accommodates a single wick for the Vilakku. It is affixed to the puja altar or set in the living room as an antique piece.

Vrishabha Vilakku

Vrishabha Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp crafted by the artisans of South India. It is produced from brass, bronze, silver and gold.

Yama Dharmaraja Vilakku

Yama Dharmaraja Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp that resembles the Kamatachi lamp design. The South Indian lamp has an engraving of Yama Dharmaraja attached to a generous well with a spout for a single wick. It has a braided pattern on both sides of the bottom edges. It is forged from brass, bronze, silver and gold. This Hindu deity is renowned for death and justice. His blessing helps families to survive untimely deaths. This lamp is placed in puja rooms, living rooms or offices.

Yantra Vilakku

Yantra Vilakku is an oil lamp with immense pious value. It is crafted from brass, bronze, silver and gold. It has a plate at the bottom that contains various geometrically designed coins. This lamp is used to worship deities in temples and homes. The geometrical designs denote the tantric traditions of the Hindu religion. The Vilakku in the centre contains an oil well with a protrusion for a single wick. It is commonly used in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Abhishekha Vilakku

Abhishekha Vilakku is an oil lamp with distinct features that part away from the traditional designs of the Vilakku. The bottom is designed like a “tear shape” surmounted by a cylindrical glass container that ensures a longer duration of flame enclosed with a crown lid. The bottom plate has additional slots for incense sticks. The Vilakku flames can last as long as the glass can sustain the heat.

Kudumba Vilakku

Kudumba Vilakku is an oil lamp created to worship the family deity, Kula Devta or Kudumbha Devta. This Vilakku is made from brass, bronze, silver or gold. It has a generous oil well with a single spout for a wick. The South Indian lamp has an engraving of Kudumbha Devta etched onto it. It is placed in puja rooms, living rooms and offices. It brings blessings and protects the family.

Agal Vilakku

Agal Vilakku is an age-old traditional oil lamp used in many festivals of Hinduism. It is handmade from terracotta or earthen clay. They are diminutive in size and can accommodate a single wick. They are also popularly known as diyas. They shine during the Diwali season. They can be placed on doorsteps, window sills etc. In South India, they are also made of brass and used for poojas.

Pradosha Vilakku

Pradosha Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp found in South India. It is crafted from brass, bronze and gold.The Vilakku is standard in design but has a feature that sets it apart from other lamps. It has a generous oil well stemming from the base. The oil well has a spout for a single wick. The centre of the oil well has a stand on which a Nandhi (holy cow) is affixed. Facing across the Nandhi is a Lingam attached to an extensive edge. This antique piece makes an excellent home decor item for the living room.

Sara Vilakku

Sara Vilakku is a hanging oil lamp created by artisans in South India. It is produced from brass, bronze, or gold. The Lamp has a sufficient oil well for the oil with a circular bottom. The bottom collects the dripping oil. The topper has a hook linked to the chains. It is hung on to the ceilings of houses and temples. The light from this lamp signifies the path to wisdom and divinity. It is an ideal gift for special occasions.

Sangu Chakra Vilakku

Sangu Chakra Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp used for pujas in temples and domestic shrines. It is primarily made from pure brass. Other alternatives include bronze or gold. It is the same as Visnu Vilakku but has the two symbols of the sun and crescent moon on either side of the lamp. The oil well has a good depth with a spout for a single wick.

Vengala Vilakku

Venagala Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp used in temples and puja rooms to worship lord Shiva. The vilakku is crafted from bronze or gold.

7 Muga Vilakku

7 Muga Vilakku is a time-honoured piece of oil lamp of thousands of years. It has a base, a stem and a magnificent topper. It is forged from pure brass and predominantly found in South India. Seven muga or seven face lamp has seven spouts for wicks. The stem is slender and elegant, with an oil well above it. The topper has a bird with precise and incredible details. It is used to please goddess Lakshmi. It is ideal for daily use during prayers or special occasions.

Paavai vilakku

Paavai Vilakku is the epitome of grace and elegance. These Vilakkus were inspired by the Greek sculpture of women. The vilakku embodies women holding an oil well with a spout for a single wick. The feminine figure was an imitation of ordinary women or royalties. These conventional lamps were used to adorn the temples. The carvings of the women would welcome and light the path towards the deities. Initially, they were crafted from stone, but later they evolved into metal lamps. They require exceptional skills from artisans and are found in South India.

Lakshmi Kubera Vilakku

Lakshmi Kubera Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp used to worship and seek blessings from Lord Kubera and goddess Lakshmi. The oil well is small, with a spout for a single wick. The South Indian Oil lamp is circular, with an engraving of Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi etched onto it. It is made from brass, bronze and gold. It is known to bring good luck, prosperity and wealth. It is used in temples and homes for prayers and during special occasions like Diwali or Navratri.

Perumal Vilakku

Perumal Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp used to worship Lord Vishnu. It is common in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The design of this vilakku is the same as the Vishnu Vilakku. They are crafted from brass, bronze, silver and gold. They make an ideal home decor or gift item.

Kovil Kuthu Vilakku

Kovil Kuthu Vilakku is a traditional lamp in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is a tall lamp with a sturdy and thick stem. The design runs over the body of the vilakku up to the topper. The oil well has protrusions that can accommodate around five cotton wicks. The bottom has a circular plate that firms the position of the lamp. The topper has an exquisite bird. It is forged from brass, bronze and gold.

Adduku Vilakku

Adduku Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp used in aarti during poojas for special occasions. It is primarily found in temples. It had three or more layers of plates with tiny oil wells around the stem with five to seven wicks. It has an elegant handle that facilitates easy grip. It is also called as Deeparadhana lamp. It is produced from brass, bronze, silver and gold.

Varahi Amman Vilakku

Varahi Amman Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp used to glorify the goddess of darkness, Varahi. This deity is renowned for protection from evil. She has a boar face with a human body. She is associated with divine feminine energy, strength, courage and victory. This vilakku is crafted from brass, bronze or gold. The lamp stands on a pedestal that enhances the height of the artefact. This vilakku has a generous oil well with a spout for a single wick. The engraved idol of the goddess is attached to the oil well with intricate details. The worship of this goddess is done at midnight. This deity blesses her devotees with a long and prosperous life and protects them from evil. This lamp can be placed in homes, offices or other places to cut off negative energy.

Kubera Vilakku

Kubera Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp crafted from bronze, brass or gold. It is used in worshipping Lord Kubera. This lamp brings good fortune and prosperity. The oil well of this vilakku is small, with a spout for a single wick. The Bronze vilakku has an engraving of Lord Kubera attached to the oil well. This vilakku can be placed in the prayer room, living room or office to bring wealth and prosperity.

Kamakshi Vilakku

Kamkshi Vilakku is a traditional oil lamp forged from brass, bronze, silver and gold. Kamakshi deepam is used to worship the goddess Kamakshi who eradicates darkness. Devotees also implore her for knowledge, prosperity and wealth. The oil well of this vilakku is broad enough to fit a candle or hold oil. The Bronze vilakku has an engraving of the deity etched onto it. The herringbone design runs around the edges of the lamp, making it look elegant.

How To Clean Your Brass & Bronze Oil Lamps

Cleaning and caring for bronze or brass oil lamps, especially during festivals like Diwali, is essential to maintain their beauty and functionality. Here are some steps to help you clean and care for your bronze or brass Diwali diyas and oil lamps:



  1. Prepare a Cleaning Solution: Mix a mild dishwashing liquid with warm water to create a soapy solution. Avoid using abrasive or harsh chemicals, which can damage the metal and finish.
  2. Remove Oil and Residue: Gently scrub the diya or oil lamp with a soft-bristle brush or a soft cloth to remove any oil or residue. Be cautious not to scratch the metal.
  3. Rinse Thoroughly: Rinse the diya or lamp with clean water to remove any soap residue.
  4. Dry Completely: Pat the diya or lamp dry with a clean, soft cloth. Ensure that it's completely dry to prevent water spots and tarnish.



  1. Use a Brass or Bronze Polish: If your diya or oil lamp has lost its shine, you can use a brass or bronze polish designed explicitly for metal objects. Apply a small amount of the polish to a soft cloth and gently rub the surface in a circular motion.
  2. Buffing: After applying the polish, use a separate clean cloth to buff the diya or lamp to shine. This step will remove any excess polish and reveal the metal's luster.


Tips for Care:

  1. Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Do not use abrasive cleaners, bleach, or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the metal and finish.
  2. Regular Cleaning: Regularly clean your diya or oil lamp, especially after each use during festivals or ceremonies, to prevent oil residue from building up.
  3. Storage: When not in use, store your bronze or brass diya or oil lamp in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight. Moisture and humidity can accelerate tarnishing.
  4. Handle with Care: Be gentle while handling your diya or oil lamp to prevent dents or scratches.
  5. Use Quality Oil: If you use oil in your lamp, choose high-quality, pure oils without impurities or additives to reduce residue buildup.
  6. Protect from Dust: Cover your diya or lamp when not used to prevent dust from settling on the metal.
  7. Regular Inspection: Inspect your diya or oil lamp for any signs of damage, corrosion, or tarnish. Address any issues promptly.


Following these cleaning and care tips, you can ensure that your bronze or brass Diwali diyas and oil lamps remain beautiful and functional for years, adding warmth and radiance to your festive celebrations.


Bronze Oil lamps give both light and heat, especially when the grid is down. You can use kerosene oil to heat the area, yet the same can give a smelly appearance. Instead, you can use a metal bucket along with holes and then use a larger lamp to create an effective space heating system. It is best to avoid using too many lamps in a closed area as these may release smells that may spoil the room's ambient temperature.

Yes, flat-wick lamps and lanterns can burn kerosene. Even though the Bronze oil lamps can use practically any oil like olive oil, hemp, fish, and vegetable oil, you need to be careful when you burn any oil. You can use research to determine how the wick will react to your oil and its dangers.
Kerosene is a non-explosive oil, yet the lack of proper care can lead to toxic fumes.

When used effectively and with the right fuel, these brass lamps can be used both indoors and outdoors. These are ideal sources of illumination, especially when the electricity goes out.

The quality of the material, the design, and the development help make these products easy to use. However, the lack of caution may lead to fire and harm to your home. The excellent idea is to use paraffin wax ones to avoid the dangers of oil spills.

South Indian brass lamps is extremely valuable, especially the ones designed using metals like brass and copper. The original parts of these traditional lamps are designed to be durable and effective.

Depending on the quality of the lamp material, the craftsmanship, etc., the price of an oil lamp may range from a few rupees to thousands. To determine the quality of the material used, scratch the underside to determine the metal quality. It is because sometimes the metal is painted to resemble more expensive counterparts.

You can use any DIY project to get a good oil lamp. For instance - you can use an oil lamp made from a glass bottle and string the wick through the hole created in the cap. It would help if you made more holes to ensure that the oil burns well and has a sufficient oxygen supply. If the wick is not close to the Deepam oil, it may not burn.
For the best results, it is recommended to use the brass diyas online at the Indianshelf website. These lamps are more effective than any DIY solution.

Oil lamps are slow burners, and they burn around ½ ounce of oil per hour. Thus, a gallon of oil can help you clock 500+ hours. However, the same also depends on the type of Deepam used, size of the wick, spillage, height of the wick, and type of Deepam oil.

Often using Deepam oil lamps will mean more smoke, and it will need trimming. If you draw the burning height of the wick, it may begin to burn the wick itself.

Vintage oil lamps was one of the earliest sources of portable and artificial light. It dates back to 15k years. Today, an oil lamp may be a decor choice and an emergency lighting source. The mechanism uses an absorbent wick to transport liquid and fuel that is consumed by the flame. When used appropriately, these can be more effective than candles. You can use mustard and kerosene oil to bring back the ancient oil lamps.

Brass Oil Lamps is based on three elements - the oil, wick, and the base. For optimal burning, the lamps need to be half full. The lack of the same means that the wick will dry out completely and consume more oil. When the fuel is low, the same will consume more oil.
Mustard oil and kerosene oil are two major Deepam oil types that help you get the best results from your lamp. Similarly, olive and castor oil can be used, yet these are expensive.

Oil lamps are containers filled with oils. These lamps work using capillary action by which the wick helps to burn the fuel using a slow yet effective action. To get the best results, the oil is made too steep, and as a result, the oil lamp burns and gives off heat and light.
The presence of narrow pores in the wick helps the capillary action until the fuel dries out. This slow-motion helps to make the oil rise in the wick and burn.

Brass Oil lamps are containers that are filled with a specific oil and burned using a cloth or rope wick. The upper end of the same is in the air and works using capillary action. It continues till the oil is consumed.
To light up the lamp, you need to use a wick and match. If the wick fails to burn, it is a sign that it has not absorbed sufficient fuel. As a result, it is best to dip the wick in oil before burning.

The terracotta oil lamps used by the Roman civilization were also found in the Holy Land, Greek civilization, Byzantine Empire, etc. These were undecorated and served the sole function of lighting up the room.
With time, these simple ones transformed into pieces of art and craftsmanship. These soon became the mode of artistic expression. Some of the popular ones are now featured in leading museums and galleries.

One of the extensive variants of the traditional Brass oil lamps is available on the Indianshelf website. The lamps are an excellent choice as these display rural craftsmanship and designs. These lamps can easily bring charm and flair to the table or courtyard. If you are looking for specific pieces for decorating your garden, their slender lotus lamps leave the perfect impression. These products bring a blend of culture and history to your home.

Until the commercial adoption of modern Argand lamps, Vintage Brass oil lamps remained the major light source. The reign of these lamps was highest in the 19th century. In some places where kerosene lamps appeared in the late 20th century, these were quite popular.

Today the same is used as a decorative item, ambient source of light, religious ceremonies, etc.

Some of the earliest known oil lamps were attributed to the upper Paleolithic era. Here stones with depressions were used to burn animal fats. It was the primary source of light. Conch and oyster shells, too, formed the earlier lamps.
The clay lamps appeared in the Bronze age (16th century BC) and were used extensively throughout the Roman Empire. These lamps resembled the saucers with floating wicks.

The Vintage oil lamps have been around for a long time, and the traditional Indian homes had these oil variants for ages, yet the first scientifically constructed one was the Argand burner. It was patented in 1784 in England by Aime Argand. The primary change that was made in these products was later used for creating gas burners.
In the 18th century, the lamps gave a leap forward, and this gave light that was equal to 10 candles.

Brass Oil Lamps can turn toxic due to their usage and surrounding. If you are using them in a closed or non-ventilated room then they can contaminate the air quality. The oil used without regular changing and maintenance can be harmful. Thus, proper maintenance of lamps can prevent your surroundings and health from any contamination.

When you decide to use any Bronze oil lamp indoors and outdoors, you need to maintain and manage them. Such lamps can be equated to candles in terms of safety and security. Therefore, it is important to take all forms of precautions to attain fire safety, especially using a fire extinguisher.

There is a clear difference between the candle and oil lamp, yet the latter is much safer. It is observed that the top-of-the-line oil lamps are much safer than the conventional ones and as a result, safety concern is lower than a candle when the position of the flame gets lower or the issues that may cause when the candle burns down.

Moreover, using an oil lamp can be an affordable price option as the same can be reused, unlike the wax candles that are effective for one-time use only. The expensive the lamps, the better is the quality of the same in the long run. A good lamp will cost you negligible in comparison to the candles.

Oil lamps are better than candles. As per the ancient Hindu myth, burning oil lamps can have the best results as it helps in cleaning the air. These are undoubtedly elegant and authentic and genuinely traditional that can instantly boost the overall outcomes on a festive day.

Moreover, you can increase and decrease the amount of oil inside the lamp to attain control over the lamp and its flame. The same can never happen in a candle. The latter tends to dance and flicker and cannot give as much steady light as the oil lamp and thus can be a cause of injury on a windy day.

Deepam Oils like mustard, clarified butter, and sesame seeds are best for indoor use. Similarly, these Bronze Oil lamps are safe to use indoors but with precautions. For instance -
• Keep out of the reach of children and pets where they may accidentally knock these down and cause damage.
• Avoid colorful oils as these spoil the wick
• Always moisten the wick using oil before use
• Use old-style wicks that have cut on one end and rounded on the other.
• Remove the cover of the lamp and then add oil. Never overfill the same as the same can lead to damage
• The flame comes in direct contact with the above oil spill, which will lead to major accidents.

You can buy the best quality Brass oil lamps online and offline. Although, wax lamps are easy to find offline yet getting authentic Indian types of Deepam from the right sources can be a tough call. For instance - mustard oil is an important choice to light the lamp especially if you are using authentic earthen lamps bought from the online store.
Using mustard oil to light up the area is a good idea as the same is pocket friendly and removes doshas related to Saturn. Finding the right oil lamp to decorate the home is an important aspect of your needs.

The first description of using a simple Oil lamp using crude oil was provided by the Persian alchemist al-Razi. The same was used in 9th century Baghdad and he referred to the same as Naffatah. He wrote this description in the Book of Secrets. In 1846, Abraham Pineo Gesner invented a substitute for whale oil using distilled alternatives from coal.

It is important to understand that the use of curved lamp begun in as early as the 10 millennium BC in the middle stone age. The oldest stone oil lamp was found in Lascaux in a cave that was 10k to 15K years old.

Hinduism and the faiths of the world recommend the use of lamps and lights. The same symbolizes the absence of darkness and grief. The lighting of an oil lamp or deepam means that you have sought divine intervention and as a result, you bow down to knowledge to remove darkness from the homes.

It is customary to light lamp before starting any of the auspicious or ceremony and is one of the constant features of the Indian Pooja. By lighting lamps, the glow of the Almighty is spread to all areas of the home. It is believed that the vibration that emerges from the same will work as vastu protection that restores the lost peace.

For the best results for your Deepawali needs, you need to have Pancha Deepam oil that is the combination of five oils. Lighting up the Panch Deepam oil means that you have nullified all forms of evil and bought knowledge, health, and prosperity in the home.
Using the right combination and mixture of the Panch Deepam oil ensures that the purity and sanctity of the prayer are protected. Each of these oils has its own unique significance and is known to bring happiness, health, wealth, and prosperity. The same has -
• Sesame oil or coconut oil
• Cow ghee
• Mahua oil
• Neem oil
• Castor oil

Mustard oil or sesame oil is used to light up the Diwali lamp as it helps to nullify the effect of evil spirits. It also helps to boost knowledge and prosperity in the home. As a result, using sesame oil for burning diyas has a great deal of importance in Hindu culture.

Moreover, if you wish to receive the best results, the right choice can include pure coconut oil. However, while using the same, avoid placing the same in the south direction as the same is considered as the direction of Lord Yama. So, due care must be given to the kind of oil that you have used and the ideal way to light up the same.