By: Anderson, Sean
Los Angeles, UCLA Press: 2006
Seller ID: 11057
Condition: New; Pictorial paperback; still in publisher's original shrink wrap; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated.
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 View More...