What is the meaning of Nilavilakku?
Nilavilakku is a traditional lamp used commonly in Kerala as well as in Tamil nadu (called Kuthuvillakku). The traditional lamps which is lit during every auspicious occasions; in temples before the worship starts; at the official and unofficial functions.
What is a Kuthu Vilakku?
Zishta Kuthu Vilakku (Brass Lamps) Traditional Kuthu vilakku made of pure brass has been used in South India for thousands of years. The soothing light from these lamps provide a peaceful ambiance that cannot be achieved by any other means.
What is Kuthu Vilakku made of?
The Nachiarkoil lamp, also called Annam lamp or Nachiarkoil Kuthuvilakku, is an ornamental brass lamp made of series of diyas, a handicraft product which is exclusively made by Pather (Kammalar) community in Nachiyar Koil town in Tamil Nadu, India.
How many wicks are in Nilavilakku?
The traditional lamp of Kerala (‘nilavilakku’) is lighted with five wicks at homes and during special functions and on auspicious occasions like ‘Pournami’ (full moon day).
How many wicks does deepam have?
Each of these five burning wicks is believed to represent five faces of Lord Shiva. The auspicious light of the five-wick lamp (or the bhadradeepam in local parlance) is supposed to bring in wealth and prosperity to the house.
What is Nachiyar koil famous for?
Nachiyarkovil is famous for Nachiarkoil lamp brass lamp. The lamps are made by resident artisans called Pathers (Kammalar) who are living in large numbers at Kammalar street, Natchiyarkovil.
How do you light a lamp in front of God?
Burning ghee lamp on the left hand in the scriptures is considered to be the best. While during the worship, the lamp of the oil should always be kept towards the right hand and the light of the lamp should be in front of God.
Can we light lamp facing south?
It brings bad luck. South We should never light a lamp in the South direction. It brings bad luck.
Which place is known for Kuthuvilakku metal lamps?
Nachiyar Koil town
Who is Nachiyar?
It is one of the 108 divyadesams dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Srinivasa Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Nachiyar. The temple is the place where god Vishnu is believed to have initiated Pancha Samskara (religious initiation) to Thirumangai Azhwar….Nachiyar Koil.
Which side should diya face?
Welcome wealth into your life, keep diyas facing north or northeast. To improve your health, position diyas facing east. Diyas kept near water containers can banish negativity, protect against diseases and increase wealth.
Can we lit lamp again in pooja when it goes off?
You have to light it again and continue the Pooja after understanding that Paramatma, your creator, has also created fire, wind, water, matter and space.
What is Nilavilakku?
Painting of woman holding vilakku. Nilavilakku is a traditional lamp used commonly in Kerala as well as in Tamil nadu (called Kuthuvillakku). The traditional lamps which is lit during every auspicious occasions; in temples before the worship starts; at the official and unofficial functions.
What is Nilavilakku lamp made of?
Nilavilakku is usually made of bronze or brass. Usually cotton wicks doused in oil or ghee are used for lighting the lamp. There are three ways of lighting the lamp.
Why do we light The Nilavilakku in Kerala?
Lighting the Nilavilakku on any occasion is believed to be auspicious. Nilavilakku plays an important role in the presentation of various art forms. The art forms are performed after lighting the lamp. In Kerala, many functions are inaugurated by lighting Nilavilakku.