Traditional Kuthu vilakku made of pure brass has been used in South India for thousands of years.
Villaku adorns the Altar in the puja room. Indeed in the olden days, it lit up the puja room.
Lighting of traditional brass lamps is believed to radiate heat and light energy.
This is the five nozzle traditional vilakku. Vedic scriptures note that the five nozzles of traditional lamps denote the five main elements that represents the five elements of nature- Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Sky.
This is the four nozzle traditional vilakku is most commonly found in southern part of Tamil Nadu especially in Tirunelveli. The four nozzles of traditional lamps represents the four Directions North, South, East and West.