This is a magazine article about Lamps of India from the collection of Dr.Dinkar Kelkar.
The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Kelkar Museum in Pune contains the collection of Padmashree Late Dr.Dinakar G.Kelkar (1896-1990), dedicated to the memory of his only son, Raja, who died an untimately tragic death. The three-storey building houses various sculptures dating back to the 14th Century. There are also ornaments made of ivory, silver and gold.
Apart from several collection there will be marvellous collection of Lamps of India which collected by Padmashree Late Dr.Dinakar G.Kelkar from several parts of India.
This is the website of Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum which is a Treasure House of Indian Heritage and Culture.
This is a magazine article on Lamps of India from the collection of Dr.Dinkar Kelkar. In this article the author gave information about Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum and also sharing information about Lamps of India by using the images from the vast collection of Dr.Dinkar Kelkar from the which were exhibited in the Treasure House Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum.
Publications Division, Government of India published one book "Lamps of India" in 2 different editions. In these books Publications Division trying to explore the significance and history of Lamps in India by sharing rich illustrations from the collection of Dr.Dinkar Kelkar.
The first edition of the book published in the year 1961 and now it is a rare book. At the time Government published only a few copies of this book. I am happy to say that i am a proud owner of a copy of this 1961 year book of "Lamps of India" published by Publications Division, Government of India.
These are the first and last pages of this 1961 year edition of Lamps of India book published by Publications Division. Soon i am sharing the complete images of this vintage treasure book.
I have a copy of this second edition of "Lamps of India" book also and soon i am sharing detailed and indepth information about Lamps of India by using the images from the 2 books which i have in my collection.
Apart from these Lamps of India books in my collection i have several vintage postcards on the theme of "Beautiful Indian Woman Lighting Lamps" on Diwali and other puja occasions. Also i have some Diwali vintage postcards and prints. I want to share these vintage postcards here because i felt that the subject "Lamps of India" require some additional information about the significance and role of Lamp in the daily life of Indian particularly Indian Woman because Indian Woman has great respect in the entire world for their traditional puja system, their traditional saree wearing, their ornaments etc. Hence by adding some vintage postcards of Indian Woman Lighting Lamps gave very much and in-depth information about Lamps of India.
These are my several vintage postcards and prints on Indian Woman Lighting Lamps and Diwali etc. which i added here now in this article on "Lamps of India".
These are some Deepa Lakshmi images from both books of Lamps of India.
On Diwali night we light the lamps in a Divine Pattern Rangoli at the outside of our home. This is the photo of the same.
These are the cover page and back page images of second edition of Lamps of India book released by Publications Department during the last year.
These are Arati Lamps images from the first edition vintage Lamps of India book published by Publications Division in the year 1961.
Recently on Vijaya Dasami festival on 4th October 2014 people lighting lamps in the form of Shiva Lingam in a Goddess Durga Maa emple in Kakinada. Many people taking photographs and videos with this beautiful Lamps Shiva Lingam. I am also taking some photographs and one video with my digital camera. I uploaded this video in youtube also. These are the photographs and video of this Lamps Shiva Lingam.
These are some photographs which i am taking on the eve of Diwali festival on 23rd October, 2014 in Amalapuram.
This is a Diwali Puja photograph.
This is a Rangoli drawn in front of a house. In this Rangoli Lighting Lamps (Diyas) are drawn.
This is a Swastik Rangoli decorated with Lamps.
This is another Rangoli design decorated with Lamps (Diyas).