Lakshmi Vilakku is the epitome of good luck and prosperity. A fine combination
of fire ritual and divine imagery, this lamp depicts Goddess
Lakshmi seated on a lotus and Lord
Kubera and his consort Bhadra (Kuberi) sitting under her shadow and
blessing the devotees. The entire image is further assisted with sacred images
of Kamdhenu (cow), Parijata (tree), Kirtimukha, and the horse. Shri Kubera is
also shown carrying a mongoose, which according to folktales helped Kubera
defeat the snakes, as they are natural predators of the reptiles.
lamp consists of a deep oil basin to assist the burning of wick for a longer
period. The structure of the lamp is sturdy with a well-defined base decorated
with traditional lotus petal engravings. It is believed that lighting the
Kubera- Lakshmi Lamp on the full moon of Karthik (October- November) month of
the Hindu calendar attracts prosperity and welcomes goddess Lakshmi’s entrance
into the devoted home.
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