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Copper Butter Lamp



  • A beautiful piece of hand hammered copper art, this traditional butter lamp features authentic Tibetan design and is made by coppersmiths in Nepal.
  • Light is an important part of any Buddhist altar.  Add to the ambiance of your home or altar by placing this butter lamp next to other incense, spiritual jewelry, or statues.
  • In Buddhist practices, each lamp offering celebrates the Buddha's enlightenment. It is believed to represent the light that emanated from the Buddha's body, guiding the way and lighting the path for all humans toward enlightenment.

Butter lamps are part of daily spiritual practice for Tibetans and are offered during meditation, ceremonies, and special occasions.  They can help to focus the mind and aid in meditation.  The soft glow from the lamp represents the pursuit of enlightenment and nirvana.

Traditionally, the lamp is filled with oil or butter and a wick, and would be kept burning all day.  For safety and convenience, DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen, often likes to use a tea light candle in his butter lamp.

Copperware is a big part of Nepali culture.  It is often a recycled material and believed to have Ayurvedic health benefits.  Copper is believed to have the ability to help heal the mind and body based on the metal’s energy conducting properties.

Measures approximately 4.25 inches tall, 3 inches wide at the top, and 2 inches wide at the base.