“Faith is the fire that light the flames.” Lailah Gifty Akita

Any idea about ‘Diwali Diyas’?

You all must be knowing about the ‘Diwali Festival’ celebrated in India. Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. The festival is celebrated to honor the return of Lord Ram to his kingdom after 14 years of exile.

The festival symbolizes the victory of Light over Darkness. 

A ‘Diwali Diya’ is a small lamp that is lit during Diwali. The diyas are made of clay with ghee or oil used as the fuel and cotton wool as the wick.

Significance of Diya

‘Diya’ is essential in Hinduism.

There is a deeper significance to the Diya.  The oil in the diya symbolizes the dirt in the human mind — such as greed, jealousy, hatred, lust, etc — which human beings tend to nurture.

The cotton in the diya is symbolic of the Atma or the self or the soul. The diya presents light when the oil is burnt by the wick.

Hence, the lighting of the diyas signifies that one needs to get rid of the selfish and materialistic thoughts.

This frees one from all forms of sadness, guiding the path to enlightenment and to connect with the Supreme Being.-Source Deccan chronicle

Thank you.


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This post is part of Weekly Prompts- Colour Challenge- FLAMES

Thank you  GCthemainaisle.com and SueW, nansfarm.net   for the inspiration

  10 comments for “Flames

  1. November 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you so much Philo for sharing with us the customs of Diwali. I’m so glad our colour challenge came at the right time for you. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 16, 2020 at 8:05 pm

      My God ! Sue, so perfectly you guessed.You are an expert crystal gazer!
      When I saw your topic….Diwali was in my mind.
      Thank you so much for the inspiration.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. November 16, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Beautiful design and a warm red

    Liked by 1 person

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