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Lighting a lamp

Discussion in 'Queries on Religion & Spirituality' started by kanaka Raghavan, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. kanaka Raghavan

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    1.Lighting lamp with sesame oil destroys all evils.Lighting with castor oil brings joy to the relatives.We should never use groundnut oil.
    2.Amongst the wicks best is cotton as it would give prosperity.Lotus steam thread removes all sins.wick made out of new yellow cloth gives devi's blessings.
    3.Directions regarding the lighting of lamp-East removes sorrow and evil,West removes debt,enemies.
    4.If you use on wick,it is not so good,two gives happiness in the family,3 giving birth to a child,4 gives wealth,5 gives welfare ,health and all round prosperity.
    5.After we finish puja,we should put it off with a flower.
     
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  2. pavithrasriram

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    gud info kanaka!!!!!
    regards
    pavithra
     
  3. rajmiarun

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    Hi Kanaka,
    One more point to add to your post.

    After lighting the lamp dont rub the excess oil on your hair; (it will make you loose your wealth) general beleif. Also rubbing in your own dress is also not good.

    So keep a piece of cloth in your pooja room and rub the excess oil in it and when it is totally a rag through it off and take a new piece of cloth.
     
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    hi kanaka

    :thankyou2: but could'nt follow the fifth one, why should one put off the lamp once it is lighted?
    :confused:
     
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    Hi Rekha,

    I am also a bit confused with the fifth one. When enquired, I was told that it need to be done either with a flower or with a drop of milk iff you are going out of the house locking it for a long time (for safety measures I beleive). Other wise it could burn to the end but the thread which we use should not get burned.
     
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    :thankyou2: rajee, is that so

    :wave
     
  7. Sriniketan

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    Hi Kanaka,
    I think you don't mind if i add some more to it.
    1. neem oil,ghee, iluppai( idon't know in eng) oil---gives wealth
    2. For Kula Deivam--ghee castor oil, neem oil, coconut oil, iluppai oil
    3.for Goddess Mahalakshmi--ghee
    Lord Ganesha--coconut oil
    Lord Narayana--sesame oil

    Sriniketan
     
  8. kanaka Raghavan

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    Dear Rekha
    Some one told me the same reason as Rajmiarun for the 5th.
     
  9. kanaka Raghavan

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    To cool the lamp also we use a flower.Normally we never blow anything which is associated with God who is also sacred.One more thng is when we go out some creature like mouse could topple the lamp so it is always better to put it off before we go out.
    We should put off the lamp before we retire to bed.Only when some one is dead they keep a lamp a burning right thru.
     
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    There is another wick made out of banana stem..fibre. (vazhathandu naar).. that removes sorrow. You can use kumkum also to put the lamp off.
    Nowadays you get a mixture of 5 oils for deepam.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2007

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