Something mystic seems to be inherent in an oil lamp’s little flickering flame. It has led up to many designs of specific lamps for sacral purposes.
Since the dawn of worship rituals and the evolution of religious ceremonial practices, sacral lamps have at all times reflected the prevailing tendencies and aspects of religiosity.
As a result, every religion has generated hundreds, if not millions of varieties of oil lamps, from the simplest to the most prestigious designs. All of them were implored and solicited in religious services. Every flicker seems to symbolize a prayer.
From the earliest known cultures all the way to our present times, the faithful of all religions have regarded their sacral lamps with love and affection.
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