Tried of re-fueling diyas every once in a while? Well, here is an innovative solution to save you from the constant hustle.
A Chhattisgarh-based potter has designed an earthen lamp that can burn for an entire day.
The potter named Ashok Chakradhari grabbed some eyeballs after his innovative diyas went viral on the internet. He claims that the diya can burn continuously for 24 to 40 hours.
The idea that goes behind the lamp is that the flow of oil is circulated automatically in the lamps. named by Ashok as ‘magic lamps’, the diya features a dome-shaped reservoir to hold the oil and a tube-like structure to hold the reservoir over the lamp’s base.
Mr Ashok told the Better India that the idea stuck to his mind after watching YouTube videos,
“I am always on the lookout for new ideas that can challenge my pottery skills, and be a useful innovation for those around me,” says the 62-year-old. “In 2019, before Diwali, I was looking for a new design to sculpt diyas. That is when I stumbled upon a lamp that carries a reservoir of oil over it and keeps refilling the base to ensure the diya does not stop burning. I found it interesting and decided to make that.”
And ever since his art has gone viral, he says he has received a number of orders too. He says, “I learnt making this lamp watching several techniques online. I’ve received a good number of orders for making more such lamps.”