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The 'Kuttuvilaku' or Standing Oil Lamp

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Endearing images that adorn Hindu art, architecture and iconography, from Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's Dancing with Siva. Illustrations by A Manivel.
The 'Kuttuvilaku' or Standing Oil Lamp

'Kuttuvilaku,' the standing oil lamp, symbolizes the dispelling of ignorance and awakening of the divine light within us. Its soft glow illumines the temple or shrine room, keeping the atmosphere pure and serene.

Reproduced with permission from the Himalayan Academy
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