From the carved wide-rimmed base emerges a curvaceous stem etched with traditional motifs. At three different points along its length are a profusion of branches with multiwick peripheral lamps. From each static peripheral lamp dangles another. Each of these lamps are simply smaller than but identical to the crowning annam-lamp, so called because of the vine-beaked peacock ('annam' is the Tamil word for peacock) showing off its delicately carved plumage at the centre of each lamp. Each of the protrusions in these lamps has the characteristic shape of the typical South Indian temple gharbhagriha. There are a total of thirty-one five-wick lamps in this gorgeous work of art, which when lit together would add to the resplendence of the brass workmanship.