DIWALI DIYA LAMPS
The festival decoration is incomplete without Diya decoration. We can call a Diwali Diya as a mini earthen lamp. Deepavali is the Sanskrit word for Diwali, it is a definition for a row of lamps. People light up Diwali lamp particularly on Diwali for Pooja and decoration purpose. Diwali is the festival of lights and pleasantness. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, truth over falsity and knowledge over ignorance. Each mythological story linked up with this splendid festival gives the same message. Because of the Diya lighting on the Diwali night, the deep dark new moonlight seems like a full moon night.
How to make a Diya?
We make a Diwali Diya with a cotton wick and ghee or oil serves as a burning fuel. Diya is of many types big and small in sizes, plain and colored, fancy and simple etc. Different kinds of diyas are appropriate for various applications. Even children can make their own diyas as an activity of fun on Diwali. We can make it using dough or clay. It is not good to use Wool wicks in ghee Diyas.
As the festival season comes near, marketplaces are full with the different types of Diwali gifts, pooja items and Diwali decorations. The designer and crafted Diyas are one of the big attractions in the markets. Diyas are adorned with a painted pattern, zari, mirrors, etc. are alluring with their appearance. Diwali markets, haats and Diwali melas display a large number of handcrafted items. Diwali lamps are one of the great attractions in the markets.? Along with single spout Diyas, multi spout diyas and Lakshmi Ganesh diyas are also available in the Diwali market. Vibrant colored and multi-colored diyas present in Diwali melas and Diwali heads look awesome.
Diwali traditions and celebration of Deepavali
However the tradition of Diwali diyas might be old, but it is having its own significance and charm that will never be lost. Diwali decorations and celebrations are graceless and incomplete without the use of Diwali Diyas. There is no doubt that diyas will always remain as an important part of Diwali festival.