Diyas represent goodness and clarity, and lighting them signifies dissipating darkness and accepting the path of light. Also, since Deepavali is celebrated with pomp and show on the new moon day, a period of darkness all over the place; lighting these lights is a way to dispose of darkness. Lighting the diyas likewise indicates dissipating the greed inside human beings and different immorality. Diyas likewise represent luck. The customary diyas were lit utilizing ghee and in recent times, oil.
The legend goes that according to Indian customs, the little diyas are purchased on Ashwin Purnima, which is a full moon day, which is around fourteen days before Diwali. Then diyas are put in the water to prepare them for the Diwali puja. It goes about as a dispeller of darkness. When the fire is lit, darkness escapes. Thus, the light of the Diya is extended to the Lord which dissipates the darkness in a worshiper's heart. The lighting of a Diya ward of fiendish powers; assists us with moving forward throughout everyday life.
There are two sorts of diyas that you can choose from. Presuming you believe a traditional one is the best to be put on the table, you have table diyas. These are exceptionally common and come in alluring styles. Considering that you need something fun and eccentric to add to your home decor that also feeds your spiritual side, you can opt for hanging diyas.
Various types of Diyas are used in various Hindu customs apart from Diwali-
Silver Diya: To satisfy the moon God, silver Diya is used. This activity should keep penury at suspension.
Golden Diya: Golden Diya is used to be honored with riches and to be relieved of some genuine infection like malignant growth and so forth. This Diya is used to grow the business too.
Iron Diya: To mollify God Shani, this Diya is used.
Earthen Diya: The meaning of the earthen light is vital in a wide range of worship, and strict customs.
Brass Diya: Metal is effectively accessible, hence Brass Diyas are used in families’ day-to-day lives.
Paavai Diya: Paavai Diyas means "Woman with a light." This Diya originated in South India with their utilization tracing back to the time of Pandya rulers. These Diyas showed ladies holding up the light of knowledge and as time elapsed, craftsmen were appointed to cut out or make this wonderful Vilakkus in the picture of the royals.
Floor Lamps: Floor Diyas were the most well-known and reasonable to all classes of society. The most straightforward of them are mud or earthen Diyas. These Diyas, additionally called deepam, diyas, are created from earthenware and heated in a dirt broiler.
Q1. Does the number of faces of a lit Diya hold any significance?
You will be blessed with medium advantages if it is a One-faced Diya.
You will be blessed with a happy family life if it's a double-faced Diya.
You will be blessed with youngsters assuming it's a three-faced Diya.
You will be blessed with a cow, land, property, and so on if it is a four-faced Diya.
There will be an expansion in riches, business, and any remaining things if you light Diya in a panch Deepak.
Q2. What are the various types of oil used in lighting a Diya?
A combination of Neem oil and Ghee is utilized for lighting Diya for a family divinity.
Coconut oil is utilized for lighting Diya for Lord Vinayaka.
Unadulterated Cow Ghee is utilized to light diyas for goddess Mahalakshmi.
Gingelly oil or Til ka tel is utilized to light Diyas for Lord Mahavishnu.
Eluppai or Mahua oil is utilized to light Diyas for Lord Shiva.
A combination of Ghee, Eluppai oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil, and Neem oil is utilized for lighting Diyas for Goddess Parashakthi.
Gingelly oil or Til ka Tel is utilized for lighting Diyas for Lord Saneeswara.
Q3. Which direction brass
diyas should be faced?
The lamp should always be lit in front of god,
facing the idols. The figurine is kept facing East, the person should sit on
the right side facing North.
The northeast (Ishan) direction is considered to be
the most auspicious to situate the Pooja Room followed by north and east.
As the South-east is ruled by the fire element, it
is best to place the oil lamp South-east of the puja. If placed in the East, it
is beneficial for health. Experts opine that lighting a diya in the North
According to mandir direction as per Vastu, never
place the diyas facing south, as it is said to drain wealth.
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