Why do we Light Hanging Diya Lamps in the Balcony
The first thing that happens when you light pooja thalis & diyas is that the flame reaches up into the sky and purifies the air.
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The word “Diwali” itself means “Lighting Light” in Sanskrit language. It is believed that during ancient times, lamps were lit by people who used to visit temples & shrines during night time hours. In fact during some religious festivals such as Navratri, Lakshmi Puja or Ganesha Chaturthi, diyas are also lit at night time by devotees so that they can pray for blessings & prosperity throughout the year.
In fact when it comes to lighting lanterns in our homes & offices during festivals like Diwali; As soon as festivals like Diwali come near, we start looking to buy temple decoration items and plan how best to place them, come festival day and so on. But how many people actually know why a lamp is lit? Or what the purpose of lighting it before any auspicious moment is?
The function of a diya (fire) lamp in a balcony is to serve as a source of light and heat. The flame in an earthen diya lamp gives out light through its wicks which are made from cotton or silken thread soaked with oil or ghee (clarified butter). On burning up properly, these wicks produce what is known as true flame which is different from its glow or incandescence due to other factors such as heat from the body of the decorative items for pooja room or from another source such as sunlight reflected off flat surfaces nearby or even from another source.
When you light a hanging diya lamp, it is not only a way to purify the air, but also a way to cleanse the four elements (earth, water, fire and ether).
The first thing that happens when you light pooja thalis & diyas is that the flame reaches up into the sky and purifies the air. The second thing that happens is that the flame reaches down into the earth and purifies it. Then it moves through water, which purifies it as well. Finally it reaches up into fire, which burns everything away—including pollution in air and water.
This means that if you have something dirty or polluted in your house then lighting a hanging Diyas for pooja room will burn away those impurities so that they can be cleansed and then purified again by fire.
They are lit at one of the three sandhi kaals – dawn and dusk, as these are considered to be times of the day when negative energies are at their highest. By lighting a Diya at these times, negative energies are removed and a sense of positivity is invited into your home or space.
The first reason why people love lighting diyas in their balcony or office is that it adds a touch of rusticity to the environment. It also helps in enhancing the ambiance as well as giving a feeling of peace and serenity. This can be achieved by using natural colors like red, orange and yellow.
Another reason why people prefer Diyas over other types of decorative lamps is because they come in different shapes and sizes. You can choose from round, square or even rectangular shapes depending on the look that you wish to achieve for your space.