ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Light a Lamp/Deepam with Water and Oil

Updated on December 11, 2015

The Significance of Lighting a Lamp in Hinduism

Light symbolizes the absence of darkness, grief, and sorrows. It indicates inside knowledge being illuminated, along with enlightenment. Knowledge is an endless wealth that is able to remove ignorance, much like how the light removes darkness. Bowing down to a lit oil lamp is bowing down to knowledge in the greatest form.

  • The oil or ghee in the lamp signifies our vices. When lit by spiritual knowledge, the vices are slowly and gradually exhausted, while the ego perishes as well.
  • The wick, the main object used to light an oil lamp, signifies the ego. When a lamp emits lighting, it also is a symbol of power and brightness.
  • The flames of a lamp continually burn upwards. Similarly, it also represents knowledge being attained to take us towards higher values. It's a custom to light a lamp initially before starting any auspicious events or ceremonies. As a result of lighting it, darkness will be removed, alongside any ignorance, evil, worries, troubles, stress, and also disappointment.

Light symbolizes awareness. By lighting the lamps, the almighty’s delightful grace will spread all over the house. The first and foremost appearance of the God will be the Light, which is also known as Divine Light.

Slokas to Chant

While lighting the lamp, chant:

Subham Karoti Kalyanam,

Arogyam Dhana Sampadah,

Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya

Deepa Jyotir Namostute.

Translation: I salute the One who is the lamplight that brings auspiciousness; prosperity, good health, abundance of wealth, and the destruction of the intellect’s enemy (six enemies: Kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada and matsarya).

After lighting the lamp, chant the prayer:

Deepajyothi Parabrahma,

Deepajyothi Janardhana,

Deepo me hara tu paapam,

Deepa Jyothir Namostute

Translation: I salute the Brahman, the sustainer of the creation, in the form of this light. I salute the Lord, may He destroy afflictions resulting from my omissions and commissions.

Wick Varieties

The wick is main object used to light an oil lamp. When a lamp emits lighting, the wick is a symbol of power and brightness.

Below, find a list of the varieties they can come in.

  • Cotton wicks. These are made from the Indian cotton plant. They are the most popular and commonly used wick in India to light an oil lamp. It's meant to attain every good fortune.
  • Lotus wicks. Lotus wicks are prepared from the fiber of lotus stems. Lighting a lamp using these will bring you fortune (money), with Goddess Mahalakshmi blessings, as well as Goddess Saraswathi blessings. It will also take away any prior birth fates, and create a new and happy successful life.
  • White Madar wicks. Lighting a lamp with white Madar wicks will bring good health and blessings from Lord Maha Ganapathi. It will bring positive results in court matters and competitive exams, as well as increasing wealth. It also dispels evil, and will give you positive energy, peace, and a return of your debts.
  • Banana stem wicks. Banana stem wicks are lit to pardon one for mistakes committed by yourself and your family. Lighting one will serve up Lord Hanuman blessings, healthy children, and positive results in ongoing projects and such. However, t is not advisable to light these wick in marriage discussions.
  • Red and yellow cotton cloth wicks. These are prepared with new yellow cotton cloth and red cotton cloth. With the yellow, we can attain the grace of Goddess Parvathi Devi. By lighting the red one, you can help with any difficulties in a marriage and child bearing problems, alongside that it will help to increase mutual understanding and love between couples.

Oil Varieties

We use ghee or different types of oils to light an oil lamp for various reasons.

  • Ghee. Cow’s ghee helps destroy poverty, and will give health, peace and bliss.
  • Ginger or sesame oil. These types of oil will help make difficulties in your life more easy, and eliminate the effects from bad sins committed that may disturb you. Lighting with these types of oils will also please Lord Shani during Sade-sati periods of Saturn at Mahadasha and Antardasha.
  • Castor oil. Castor oil is mainly used to acquire fame, name, happiness in family life, and to increase a devotional faith.
  • Panchadeepa oil. This oil is a combination of coconut or ginger oil, castor oil, neem oil, mahua oil and cow’s ghee. Use it to light a lamp if you want to nullify all evil effects in a home and keep the peace. Lighting with Panchadeepa oil will help in eliminating the evil eye, bad thoughts, illnesses, and poverty. It will also bring wealth, happiness, health, and luck.

Note: Using sunflower or ground nut oil is not recommended. It is said that these oils will bring financial struggles and debt in the home.

Number of Wicks and Their Meaning

  1. A single wick gives general benefits and success.
  2. Two wicks blesses harmony and peace in the family and home.
  3. Three wicks bless us with progeny.
  4. Four wicks will bring all-round success and extravagant victuals.
  5. Five wicks will give us wealth in all aspects.
  6. Six wicks blesses us with knowledge and renunciation.

Wick Directions and Their Impact

Lighting the lamp in individual directions will gives us different results.

  • East: Beneficial for health and a peaceful mind.
  • West: To be free of financial obligations or debts, and success over enemies.
  • North: To achieve success in undertaken ventures.
  • South: This direction is regarded as inauspicious. Never light a lamp in this direction.

Types of Oil Lamps

An oil lamp uses oil as a main fuel source to light a lamp. The tradition of using these started thousands of years ago, and is still done today. They are generally used among Hindus and as well as in temples.

  • Clay lamp: These are widely used for spiritual rituals. They are very significant when it comes to any kind of prayers and devotional religious customs.
  • Silver lamp: Silver lamps are inflamed to impress the moon. This step is supposed to get rid of poverty.
  • Gold lamp: Gold lamps are lit for health, wealth, and business expansions or developments.
  • Brass lamp: These are easily available with affordable prices. Their durability is very high.

Notes: Clay and brass lamps are very popular because they are widely available and very affordable. Iron and steel oil lamps aren't used for Hindu spiritual rituals in houses. Lastly, silver and gold lamps are expensive, so they aren't as commonly used.

Lemon Lamps

Lemon Diya with cotton wick
Lemon Diya with cotton wick

We can also light an oil lamp with lemon and rice flour for some specific religious ceremonies.

  1. First, take a fresh lemon and then cut it down the middle. Squeeze away the juice and seeds from the cut lemon, and then invert it.
  2. Place wicks inside the lemon and fill with Ghee, then light it.

Lemon lamps are primarily used to please goddess Dura. In South India, lighting lemon lamps were popularly used during Rahu kalam, which helps to cancel out the negative effects of the Rahu planet and to attain blessings of Goddess Dura to acquire peace and prosperity in one’s life.

Rice Flour Lamp

Rice flour diya
Rice flour diya
  1. Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain it, and then grind it to a fine powder. Use a siever or strainer to separate the fine flour from any remaining granules.
  3. After that, add grated jaggery to the rice flour and mix it well with hand or with a mixer.
  4. Now, take the dough and place it into a container and make it round. With your thumb, press into the middle of the dough to get a dent.
  5. Pour enough ghee to fill the dent and place a wick in that dent to light.

Jaladeepam Preparation

Jaladeepam refers to lighting the lamp with a combination of water and oil. Yes, this is possible Here's the step-by-step procedure:

First step: Take two empty bowls, one large and one small.

empty bowls
empty bowls

Second step: Fill both bowls with water. Fill the large bowl to the top and the small bowl about 3/4 or 75% of the way.

bowls with water
bowls with water

Third step: Add 2 to 3 spoonfuls of oil to the small bowl.

Adding oil
Adding oil
3 spoons of oil added to the bowl
3 spoons of oil added to the bowl

Fourth step: We will use something that floats as a base to place the wick onto. Here, I am using a plastic floating flower with a hole. See below.

Floating flower for the wick to stand on
Floating flower for the wick to stand on
Wicks
Wicks
Floating flower with wick on top
Floating flower with wick on top
Bowl with floating flower
Bowl with floating flower

Fifth step. Light the lamp. I used a match stick, but a lighter will work too obviously.

Lighting wick with a matchstick
Lighting wick with a matchstick
Glow of the lamp
Glow of the lamp

Final step. The last step is completely optional. Tou can decorate your lamp if you want, too! I used Chrysanthemum petals and added a little reddish food coloring to bring color to the plain water, and used decorative flowers.

Chrysanthemum petals.
Chrysanthemum petals.
Red colored water.
Red colored water.
Decorative flowers.
Decorative flowers.

Conclusion

This lamp will provide up to 7-8 hours of lighting. Nowadays, people are lighting these floating lamps in homes as Vastu remedies to get rid of evil powers and negative influences. Many also use floating candles to decorate their houses. Enjoy!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Reshma 2 months ago

      According to Hindu

      how to blow off the lighted lamp ?

    • profile image

      Sunitha Madhu 14 months ago

      Hi..,

      I need to know .. Can I light up 24hrs deepam in Pooja room. If it's good means ok. Otherwise pls. Let me know the reason . Thank you.

      Reply to this email id.

      Sunitha1812@gmail.com

    • profile image

      Lakshminarayanan 22 months ago

      Name: S.Lakshminarayanan

      E-Mail: slakshmi1954@gmail.com

      Message: Please try to be in touch with me on my chennai no 0 9884 126 417.I would like to speak to you wrt lighting of lamps in temples Thanking you Lakshminarayanan

    • profile image

      Archana 2 years ago

      By mistake i have lighted the lamp using sunflower oil.plz tell me some remedies for that

    • profile image

      raja kumari 2 years ago

      namasate can we use badam tail for deeparadhana please tell me

    • profile image

      s.ashwini 2 years ago

      hii please can any one tel me why suddenly vattulu stop burning even thought oil is their in side

    • profile image

      uma krishna 2 years ago

      can we mix both ghee and castor oil for lighting deepam...?or should we use only ghee...which is the best ?

      \

    • profile image

      R.Sampath 2 years ago

      really superb to know the details regarding lightning oflamp at puja room. What I want to know is what is the procedure to put off lights when we go out or during night

    • profile image

      sunand 2 years ago

      For peace at home prosperity and good knowledge for children which lamp is good madam

    • profile image

      Jayapriya 2 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your know ledge with us.

    • profile image

      Vani 2 years ago

      Hi .... Can I put deepam in steel lamp plz suggest me

    • profile image

      dhivya halvi 2 years ago

      I heard we shouldn't lit one single normal deepa in pooja room and we should use only kamakshi deepa..could u please clear it out.

    • profile image

      dhivya halvi 2 years ago

      Hi, can we lit red wick using cotton during vara mahalakshmi puja. Is there any special occasions whr we shouldn't use this.

    • profile image

      laximi 2 years ago

      This is very nice article, I have a enwuiry, im married n lots of problems between us, as said in article will red cloth lamp will help n which gods temple should I lit it or can I lit it in house?

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 2 years ago

      Sorry for all of you. Actually my second baby has born and busy with her and with my son. Totally forgot about the hub. Simply searching my old mails I remember it. When I opened I seen all your comments. So I am replying now.

    • profile image

      geetha 2 years ago

      its very helpful our prayer....

      www.realoneads.com

    • profile image

      Sima 2 years ago

      Hi, I have read the Q & A written here. I am curious to know ,does Neem oil brings negativity.Cos I am using the five type of oil in my home, buy so far i don't see anything like that. Can you explain ,please. Thank you.

      Secondly, As for DIYAS ,you say you light up 5 DIYAS.Can you specifically,say where to place the 5 DIYAS. Facing which side?

      Thirdly,you also said three combined wicks into one, can you name the three types of wicks. it can help me in lighting those wicks in my home.

      One more question, when my daughters are having their periods, can I light deepam in my pooja room. Normally I will close my prayer room and do not light up deep am. To me I feel very sad. but people say must close as the house is not clean at that time of period. But isn't this what god has given to us as we are born. its only the person who is clean is lighting up the deepam and taking care of the poona room. so can I light up the deepam when my children are having their periods.

      also would like to know , can I light up my prayer room deepam for 24 hrs, I mean the whole day I am grateful and thankful for taking your valuable time to read my questions and answering it. Thank you so much.

      EMAIL: skantha_kumara@yahoo.com.sg

      Thanks & Regards

      Sima Singapore.

    • profile image

      suneeta 2 years ago

      Hi i try to light lamp for navratri for 9 days , but it blows off even before 9 days , i heard that it is inauspicious , is there a way that i can maintain it for 9 days

    • profile image

      pooja 2 years ago

      is it bad luck if ghee diya turned off by itself after 2-3 mins but there was enough ghee in dya?? Please reply m worried

    • profile image

      Usha 2 years ago

      Can you please let me know whether we can use the same batti in morning and evening prayers? If no, why?

      Please reply!

    • profile image

      Aryan 2 years ago

      Question :

      When lighting 4 wick lamp , what should be the directions .

      email id : truthisfire90@gmail.com

    • profile image

      murudimh@gmail.com 3 years ago

      Very much helpful

    • profile image

      Srividya 3 years ago

      Can anyone tell white madar wick,lotus stem wick and banana stem wick lighted daily at home

    • profile image

      3 years ago

      red cotton cloth can be used in temple

    • profile image

      Bhavana 3 years ago

      What are the correct timings to do daily pooja?

    • profile image

      Ganesh Kumar 3 years ago

      @Kamala, Generally north signifies wealth, money, job, business etc. Try turning your lamp facing north. Make sure your idols face east/west. Definitely *not* south.

      Also use yellow flowers everywhere. Try lighting with Lotus stem wick and *pure* ghee. Don't mix 2-3 oils. Use only ghee. This will surely bring positive results immediately. If possible, chant Kanakadhara mantra after lighting the lamp. If you don't know to recite, at least play mp3 from your computer/mobile phone near lamp.

      Good luck ! Thanks.

      Ganesh Kumar

    • profile image

      kamala 3 years ago

      I light ghee light 24 hrs in the alter now saw the power of ghee light.There was bad disturbance in my home the ghee light was going off.Seeker a spiritual teacher he gave a free prayers the light is glowing beautifully.I have lighted the light for 40 over years.but recently I am HV a bit of financial problem.my light now faces easy.Anyway I can improve.

    • profile image

      jaslin 3 years ago

      Hi..I would like to knw is it possible if light up two lamp in one house..i mean my pojai room one and one at my living room for the perumal pic I hang on the wall..

    • profile image

      Rox 3 years ago

      My Diya won't light. I did everything as I always do, but, tonight it is not lighting. I prayed for someone when I tried to light it, for, their new relationship. Idles this have any significance?

    • profile image

      bashok 3 years ago

      can i light separately seven lamps at puja room. please send your reply to bashok@thehindu.co.in

      ie. seven deepams separately. in the puja room,.

    • profile image

      pallavi 3 years ago

      Hi, i saw ghee deepam on jaggery, why they do so?

    • profile image

      asha 3 years ago

      hi i am married since 13 years have two childrens but my doesnot respect me , he suspects me all the time and always fight with me and harras me and my childrens and he is also alcoholic which is worst condition , please tell me what diya should i light at home to get peace in my house, from all the aspects and my husband should love me and my childrens

    • profile image

      krishna kumari 3 years ago

      Wicks 2 or 5 should be made into a single lite or is it 2 lites or5 lites..Add Your Comment... benefit of rice flour deepa

      .

    • profile image

      sirisha 3 years ago

      Plz tell how to prepare wicks from madar plants

    • profile image

      Vaisali 3 years ago

      The wick in the jala deepam, turns off frequetly. It gets wet always, is it that i have to add more oil? Please help

    • profile image

      pradee 3 years ago

      Hi,

      Please tell me how many lamp should we lighting in the pooja room. We lighting the 10 brass lamps in pooja room.

    • profile image

      sham 3 years ago

      Hi

      Is it good to light lemon lamp at home? Or is it allowed only in temples.

    • profile image

      Saranya 3 years ago

      Could you please tell me about the preferred timings to light the lamp

    • profile image

      Megha 3 years ago

      Hi...ur article is vry helpful...thanks for sharing.

    • profile image

      ganesh 3 years ago

      great article.........

      the basic duty for a devotee for the path to god... deepam...

      thank you :)

    • profile image

      Ravi 3 years ago

      I have seen in Bangalore only ladies light lemon lamp. Ladies (and daughters not even son) only prepare lamp also. I tried asking priest whether I can also light lemon lamp. He ignored me and indicated not to do so. Is there any rule or something that gents are not supposed to light lemon lamp.

    • profile image

      Binoj B 3 years ago

      This article gives me a wonderful picture of how to worship.

      Like to know which metal is more selectable, bronze or silver if prize is not a factor & why?

      & is it OK to face deity to east & light the vik of Lamp to north .

    • profile image

      shanti 3 years ago

      hi,

      I am having financial problems in my home and not getting a job what should i do please help

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      if u r facing any issue you can light lamp by using pure cow's ghee and pray for ganesha with SANKATA HARA GANESHA STOTRA.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      yes you can.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      @karthyigayan

      just not to place deepam at south facing

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      @venkatesh

      if u r facing any issue you can light lamp by using pure cow's ghee and pray for ganesha with SANKATA HARA GANESHA STOTRA.

    • profile image

      diya23 3 years ago

      hi can we light oil lamp in same clay deepam?

    • profile image

      karthigayan 3 years ago

      You mean to say that we should not light deepam facing south or should not light lamp at south fave area?

    • profile image

      venkatesh Ethirajan 3 years ago

      dear all, i am facing an issue i can't buy Neem oil, Mahua oil in my place in gulf, kindly guide me venkatesh

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      @anon

      How does the 3 tsps oil burn for 7 hours when poured on water?

      water and oil won't mix together. when you pour oil on the water, oil will form like a layer. if you light a lamp , oil won't get boil with the heat produced by lamp because of water. so oil won't get lighted and it will give lighting for many hours.

      What wick is used for jaladeepam?

      it is a special wick made with cotton thread and wax. i think we can made it by using candle thread and wax. i don't know surely because i purchased wicks like that only. i never tried to prepare those wicks.

      those plastic flowers also i purchased like that only.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      @ suppi

      actually lighting lemon lamp is called rahu cala deepam. mostly pepole will do this for 9,11,21 weeks. it's your wish. if you want to do it every week with your bhakthi you can do.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      @ diya

      it's better to light 2 lamps by combining 2 wicks as single wick. actually our elders said that one lamp is for our house and another one is for temple. because we will not go for temple everyday to light a lamp. so by lighting 2 lamps in our house will give the effect .

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      @rekhac

      it's better to use gingelly oil.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      you can light 3 wicks in a brass lamp by facing wicks in east,west and north directions. leave south direction.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      it is not cotton wick. it is some kind of special wick containing thread with wax.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 3 years ago

      sorry for everyone for late replying.

    • profile image

      Anon 3 years ago

      How does the 3 tsps oil burn for 7 hours when poured on water? What wick is used for jaladeepam? the plastic I used melted as soon as the flame heated it up.

    • profile image

      suppi 3 years ago

      How many weeks should v lite lemon lamp aftr21 weeks

    • profile image

      suppi 3 years ago

      How many weeks v can lamp lemon diya ,aftr 21 weeks plz reply

    • profile image

      diya 3 years ago

      Hi Thank you for this wonderful post.

      how many lamps should we light in daily pooja? Is it ok to light a single lamp with 2 wicks combined as 1 everyday?

    • profile image

      rekhac 3 years ago

      Hello

      what type of oil we have to use

      is it ok with coconut oil

      what about vegetable oil

      waiting for ur reply

    • profile image

      sony 3 years ago

      Hi

      For Jala Deepam what wick you have used ?

      Is it cotton wick or candle?

      Pls reply

    • profile image

      indira prakash 4 years ago

      can we light three wicks in a brass lamp?

      pls. reply!

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 4 years ago

      Hi HK, particularly i don't know why? but what i feel is :

      sandal paste is in yellow color and kumkum will be in red color. yellow color signifies mind and intellect which relates to acquire knowledge. Red color is a positive color which gives us more energy and motivation. Meaning of lighting a lamp is also to remove our ignorance by acquiring knowledge like removing darkness by passing light.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 4 years ago

      sorry for late reply priyanka, because of my newborn baby . actually i am not able to understand your question first.

    • profile image

      HK 4 years ago

      What is the significance of putting sandal paste and kum kum on the ghee oil before lighting them up for prayers?

    • profile image

      priyanka 4 years ago

      is it auspicious to light two lamps for god in one house at two different rooms?

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 4 years ago

      north facing signifies to lord kubera and don't place wick to south side. do one thing place the lamp clown to south side and lit the wick to north facing. doing anything to south is not good. placing of your god is good and lit the lamp facing to north side. you will get positive results.

    • profile image

      Deep 4 years ago

      Hi,

      Need one clarification. When you say north facing, what does it imply? I use mahalakshmi silver lamp and the crown is facing north and the wick is facing south. So when the lamp is lit, the lit part is facing south. IS it good? All the backside of head of hindu gods are facing north. The gods are seeeing in the direction of south. Please clarify. thank you a lot.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 4 years ago

      hi to divya and sati , sorry for late replying. There is no problem we can light clay lamp daily in home. Actually i am lighting 5 diyas in my pooja room daily morning and evening. surely i will light clay lamp with 3 combined wicks as a single wick and i will place it in north facing. Remaining 4 diyas i will light with 2 combined wicks as a single wick and place them to east facing. when i started lighting clay lamp in north facing i am feeling good and pleasant. it is not a big work and will not take a lot of time to place 5 lights daily in front of god. try to see the change and feel happy.

    • profile image

      sati 4 years ago

      Not daily,weekly One auspious day which we will be able to do,but not sure how many we need to light

    • profile image

      divya 4 years ago

      can we keep clay lamp in home for daily lightining???

    • profile image

      Sati 4 years ago

      Please let me know,how many earthern lamp can we light for Lord shiva and Goddess Devi.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 4 years ago

      hi shyama, thank u for your suggestion. But i didn't find anywhere that neem oil will give negative effects. up to my research and knowledge there is nothing harm with neem oil. But i will try to ask some more saints and will do more research about your advice. thank a lot .

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 4 years ago

      hi ganesh, sorry i am not having that much knowledge about lamp in split pumpkin.

    • profile image

      shyama 4 years ago

      this article was helpful. just a humble feedback. please do not use neem oil for lighting lamps. the five oils are gingelly oil, mahua oil, cow's ghee, coconut oil and castor oil.

      usage of neem oil invokes negative entities and we do not want to do that knowingly or unknowingly.

    • profile image

      Ganesh 4 years ago

      nice article. can u tell us more about lamps in split coconut, split pumpkin etc. thanks.

    • profile image

      MLP 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot for the reply. I will try these and hope god will shower some happiness on me .

      Is there any specific procedure for the lotus wicks lamps?

      Thanks

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 4 years ago

      Hi MLP,

      you can prepare yellow/red cotton wick by using new yellow/red cotton cloth by cutting into small pieces to make a wick or by applying kumkum/ turmeric paste ( mix kumkum/turmeric with water to make paste) to cotton wick you can get red/yellow color.

      Ready made Lotus wicks and red/yellow cotton wicks you can purchase from here

      http://mulugu.com/puja-store/others.php

      Actually i tried red cotton wicks to light a lamp in my pooja room to get peace in my home and i succeed. i prepared red cotton wicks by applying kumkum paste to cotton wick.

      i heard that for child there is one mantra which has to be chant yourself continually with all your trust. this mantra is for lord venkateswara.

      om dhatre namaha

      Another pooja is there for children . i.e Santhana gopala swamy pooja. i don't know more details about that.

      http://devotionalonly.com/santhana-gopala-swamy-ma...

      for job and success pray to lord Ganesha. He will remove all your problems and surely you will get a good job.

    • profile image

      MLP 4 years ago

      Hi,

      Lovely ideas for lighting deepam. Can you please tell me the procedure of lighting the yellow/Red cotton and lotus wicks as its been 6 yrs of my marriage and I am still longing for a child and simultaneously unable to get a regular Job.

      Is there any timing to be followed, can we light the deepam with these wicks at home ?

      I will be very grateful to you, if you can help me out in this regard.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 4 years ago

      thanks a lot for your encouragement sandra

    • profile image

      Sandra 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful ritual. I love the idea of the 2 bowls water lamp, and decorating with flowers.

    • devallakalpanaa profile image
      Author

      devallakalpanaa 4 years ago

      thank you moino

    • profile image

      moino 4 years ago

      Wow ! Thanx for all this light! It's meaning and all the arty ideas.