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

By: Anderson, Sean

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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" - 11" tall; 111 pages

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

Author Name: Anderson, Sean

Categories: religious,

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Los Angeles, UCLA Press: 2006

ISBN Number: 0974872938

ISBN Number 13: 9780974872933

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New; Pictorial paperback; still in publisher's original shrink wrap; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated.

Seller ID: 11057