THE SOUL CAGE LAMP:
According to Hindu philosophy the soul of a human being is covered with five sheath or five other bodies which are called ‘Koshas.’
The human being has to shed the first four sheaths to reach the inner most ‘Anandamaya Kosha’ or ‘Moksha’ (liberation from birth cycle). The process is not easy as one has to let go of the functions of the body, pleasure of the senses, the manipulation of the mind and questions of philosophy to reach the seat of the soul.
The ‘locks and keys’ on the Soul Cage lamp represent the various stages of this process. This artistic lamp thus represents the process of liberation of the soul or the journey of the soul towards ‘Moksha’.