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The Southern States of India are known to place a lot of significance on extensive prayers, worship, rituals, and ceremonies that help in invoking divine deities. Gajalakshmi bronze Oil lamp (Gajalakshmi Vilakku) is one of the commonest household lamps used in South India for worshipping deities. The word Gajalakshmi is made up of two words, “Gaja” meaning elephant and Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth. The highlight of this Bronze Oil lamp is its impressive backdrop. Here, Goddess Laxmi is flanked by gigantic elephants on either side of the Goddess.

Oil Receptacle

This Gajalakshmi Vilakku is basically a lovely looking, impressive oil receptacle. The backplate of this stunning diya is framed by prabhavali. This is topped by Kiritmukha. This lamp is a fine object of prayers and worshipping the deities. It is available in just the way deities of South India are framed.

The lamp has two attendants at Prabhavali’s base holding a lamp. There are multiple layers at the base decorated with lovely beads. The lamp looks simply spectacular and add spirituality to the area where it is placed.

The lamp has another interesting feature which is a Gajalakshmi Vilakku figure perched at the back of Gajalakshmi Oil Diya. This unusual detailing adds to the aesthetic appearance of the lamp.

Ritual Gajalakshmi Villaku

This Gajalakshmi bronze Oil Diya is lit twice in a day. The morning prayer begins with lighting the lamp and starting the ritual worship. The second time, it is lit in the evening when devotees invoke Goddess Laxmi to bless them and shower her blessings on them.

Significance of Gajalakshmi Vilakku

The Gajalakshmi Oil lamp (Gajalakshmi Vilakku)  is considered as a vehicle or a carrier through which devotees access the divine. These lamps are predominantly used in temple, spiritual, and religious settings and considered as necessary for the propitiating the Gods. Many festivals are incomplete without these Gajalakshmi Oil lamps.

It plays a vital role in allowing the faithful Hindu devotees to focus on the nature and image of the divine deity. In many Hinduism practicing devotees’ homes, this Brass oil lamp is found in their homes or prayer areas and used for aarti ritual. This lamp helps the devotees seek blessings from the Lord Almighty.

This lamp changes its form depending on the religious ceremony where it is used. The significance of this Gajalakshmi Oil Diya lies in the fact that it carries divine light. The light preserved in this lamp signifies the presence of the deity.

Aesthetic Value of Gajalakshmi Vilakku

This Gajalakshmi Oil lamp also has immense aesthetic lamp. Available at many online and offline stores, it is an epitome of artistic luxury. Many people buy these lamps as a religious and decor object. It is majorly bought by those who love collecting collectibles, exquisite pieces of art, artefacts, home décor objects and more.

Other Types of Bronze Oil Lamps You Can Buy On Indianshelf

Indianshelf offers different types of Handmade Bronze Oil Lamps or Villku other than Gajalakshmi Vilaaku like Kamatchi VilakkuMayur South Indian Oil LampNilavilakku Oil Lamp, Thooku Vilakku, Kuber Villaku, Diwali Diyas and many more. 


We can gift this handcrafted brass Gajalaxmi oil lamp to friends and family on religious functions or other auspicious days. It brings good fortune and luck to the person who lits this lamp during the evening and morning prayer. Due to its decorative look, it is often gifted as a showpiece for the alter or display unit.

Gajalakshmi means goddess Lakshmi and Villaku means oil lamp, so if you put them together, it means goddess Lakshmi flanked by two elephants on either side seated on a lotus engraved on the oil amp. Goddess Lakshmi is seated in abhay mudra on a lotus stone. This lamp is considered auspicious if you lit before your idol and helps you acquire good fortune and wealth.

The best place to keepGajalakshmi Oil Lamp is the pooja room or entrance. it is known to ward off evil and helps you to acquire wealth and fortune. According to Vaastu, you should set this bronze oil lamp in the northeastern corner of your house. It is also placed during Diwali puja or other auspicious functions like weddings or religious ones.

Gajalakshmi is the eight avatar and the consort of Lord Vishnu . She is the one who had restored the wealth of Inder during samudra Manthan.She is also the provider of wealth and luxury who is also flanked with two Elephants. She is seen seated on a lotus flower in a abhaya mudra .Her reincarnation as Gaja Lakshmi meets the needs of the people who use cattle raising to make ends meet.

Gajalakshmi oil lamp is the best way to connect your soul with god almighty and send your prayers. But to keep the lamp good as new, always clean it regularly. The best place to place this lamp is the puja room or mantel or alter. keep it in a well-ventilated room and on a stand or a metal plate.

The price of brass orbronze Gajalakshmi oil lamp depends on the size, weight, design, and quality. If you wish to find out the price range of this lamp, you can check out IndianShelf, where there are various designs of Gajalakshmi oil lamps at different prices. You also find them at discounted prices if you buy them in bulk.

The Gajalakshmi oil lamp is a diya or lamp that has religious and spiritual significance. It is believed that goddess Lakshmi rebuilt lord Inder's wealth during Samundar Manthan. This brass lamp has a beautiful shape and design with a large storage cup to put cotton wick so that it can burn for hours. It can be used for worship during artis or converted into a priceless gift for your near and dear ones.

The small yet highly decorative Gajalakshmi lamp symbolises wealth and good fortune. It is made of brass or bronze with an engraved design of the goddess Lakshmi and two elephants on either side. It also adorns a decorative prabhavali and Kirtimukha on the top. The lamp has a great cultural significance and is often lit in homes and temples during worship. It is also used as gifts during Diwali, weddings or other religious functions.