Coimbatore, Jan 25 : A unique collection of antique lamps is on display in Coimbatore.
The collection belongs to a school teacher Sabu, who says that it has taken a lot of effort to collect the lamps as most of the people are not in a habit of protecting antiques which has resulted in the losing out some important antique pieces.
"We have around 200 collection of lamps from different states of India. Nowadays, it's very difficult to collect the lamps because it's a part of our culture to throw and not use something old," said Sabu.
The visitors at the display were spellbound by the splendor of the antique lamps. They included school children who were thrilled to see and understand the way the people in bygone days dispelled darkness.
Haripriya, a school girl was spellbound by the number of lamps she could see under one roof.
"Here, I am able to see many varieties of ancient and modern lamps, which were even used more than 200 years ago. I had never seen such a huge number of lamps," said Haripriya.
People in ancient periods used various types of lamps including the ones made of banana leaves.
With the advancement of civilization, the lamp making techniques evolved that resulted in some awe inspiring designs.