How grand! It springs another surprise. The soot
collected on the cover of the lamp cures eye diseases. Hence the
craze for collection. It is believed that worshipping this lamp with
vows releases the victims of the evil spirits from their grip. That
is the power of the holy lamp, and it has awe - some background.
This happened 1545 AD.
evening a few temple officials were standing in front of the west
tower, whiling away their time in idle gossip. Just then a bell
smith approaching them requested in all earnestness to buy the huge
brass lamp, he was in possession of, saying to give any amount for
his night's meal.
It was ,a superb piece of
workmanship and shone
brightly. Some irresponsible people, besides giving evasive replies
answered that there would be none to supply oil to such big lamp.
Thereupon the seller replied that it being an auspicious one, it
might burn without oil or with water; and if kept in the temple,
devotees might pour oil and see it burning eternally. Alas! he was
heckled at. At this moment all on a sudden a mysterious person
rushing from inside took the lamp and disappeared.