Auspicious offerings of flowers are made by Hindus to the Indian Gods.
This artistic and decorative brass lamp has been shaped in the form of an elegant flower.
Lighting the 'holy flame' to represent the light of devotion is the first act in every ritual performed by a devout Hindu.
This flame, held in an oil-filled 'diya', is then moved in circular motion in front of gods and goddesses.
Filled with oil in which a cotton wick can be placed to be lit, this lamp can be used for worship during prayer or to greet the arrival of a guest.