In the support of voice for local entrepreneurs, we are celebrating Ashok Chakradhari, who has designed ‘Diwali Magic Diya’ with a burning capacity of 24-40 hours.
As per a report in TOI, a Chhattisgarh potter named Ashok Chakradhari has designed an innovative ‘magic’ lamp for your bright Diwali. How is this traditional lamp special? This lamp can lit up to 24-40 hours. This traditional lamp is built in a way that the flow of oil is circulated automatically. Hence, boasts a burning capacity of up to 24-40 hours.
Based out of Bastar district’s Kondagaon village, Chakradhari said,
“I am always on the lookout for new ideas that can challenge my pottery skills, and be a useful innovation for those around me. 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.”
The 62-year old continued,
“I learned making this lamp watching several techniques online.
It took me five or six tries to get the design right, but within one week I succeeded. I’ve received a good number of orders for making more such lamps.”
The lamp is designed in a special dome-like structure that acts as the storage for the oil. There is a diya attached at the base which holds the oil once it pours out from the dome’s spout. It also has a handle attached at the back.
At IFORHER, we are proud of Ashok and his brilliant innovation. Do let us know what do you think of his specially designed lamp.
You can connect with Ashok here.