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What is Dasavathara?
The ten most famous incarnations of God Vishnu are collectively known as the Dasavathara. These avatars are Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Srirama, Balarama, Srikrishna and Kalki. These ten avathars are beautifully crafted on the arch of this Dasavathara Vilakku and in the center of the lamp, God Vishnu lays on the bed of snake the God Anantha (Ananthashayanam) with Goddess Lakshmi and Bhumidevi holding Vishnu’s head and toe. Dashavatharam Lamps are mostly used in Temples in ancient times, but now a day’s people started using in their homes too. It is widely believed that lighting this Lamp in Pooja room brings prosperity and blessings from god Mahavishnu.
The above picture is the Ananthashayana model (depicted in wax) which will be the center piece of Dasavatharam Vilakku. You can also notice the idols of God Brihaspathi, Narada, Garuda in the above picutre with Lord Vishnu. Idol of Lord Brahma will also be attached to the above wax model at a later stage. Below is the wax model of Brahma (front and back view).
In the below picture you can see Vinod Padoli working on Dasavatharam Lamp (Dashavatharam Vilakku). This lamp weighs 40Kgs and is made of Bell Metals. There will also be a 3-4 feet Bell Metal chain with this lamp to hook it to the roof of the Pooja room.
It usually takes 6 months of hardwork to make this magnificent Deshavatharam Vilakku also known as Ananthashayanam Vilakku. All the Dasavatharam vilakku made by us are sold out. These are purely handmade crafts and they are unique and the price is Rs. 2,60,000 (USD$4200). Please contact us for more details.