Why do we light a lamp ?

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  1. pam1

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    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. It is very helpful.:)
     
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    hi Ma,
    Reading about our rituals n the meaning behind it is beautiful also your explanation,

    "The flame is fed on the oil of clear devotion and enlivened by the breeze of intense love of contemplation on the Lord. The wick is the intellect strengthened by impressions of strivings to cultivate the right values.
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    is the best that I liked very much.......
     
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    Re: speedy recovery

    I will tell these slokas from tomorrow while lighting the lamp ma...thank you so much...
     
  4. Chitvish

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    Re: speedy recovery

    Aruna, over a period of time, you will start chanting them spontaneously, when you light a lamp. :)
     
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    Re: speedy recovery

    Dear chitra mami, I just discovered this thread recently. I am speechless. This is an ocean of information. I do not know where to start. I now truly believe that u r God's child. An angel sent to earth to distribute this knowledge to ignorant souls like me.
    I know it will take a long time for me to go thru this information but with ur blessings I will definitely do it.
    My namaskarams to you mami.

    Uma anandkumar
     
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    Re: speedy recovery

    Dear Uma,
    So nice of you t revive a valuable, though old thread!:thumbsup
    I love all my "why" threads!!
    Thanks.
     
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    Dear Madam
    I just saw your great work in this forum.No words to express our heartfelt thanks & gudoos to you,
    I have got few doubts, Can you please clear it?
    1.Can I keep the pooja medai in a closed cup-board in kitchen?All are telling me, sinse we cook Non-veg I must not keep Gods in the kitchen. don't like to keep in bedroom. I cannot keep in hall Since even othert religion people visit us.
    2. I don't know the directions( the compass shows diagonally). So I light 1 Kamakshi deepam & 1 kerala type deepam facing up.Is that OK:?
    I have both green & karunt thulasi at the backyard-Which is to be worshipped? I light deepam in the morning 1 st in the pooja room & then near thulasi outside Is that right
    I know i am truubling you much, but I could not control myself.
    Thank you very much.
    Have a nice dayPrema Barani
     
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    Dear premabrani,
    You can definitely keep in a cupboard in kitchen.
    Don't bother too much about the direction et al - attitude & devotion only count.
    You can worship any tulsi -no problem. Yes, what you are doing is right.
    All the best.
     
  9. premabarani

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    Hi Madam
    Thank you very much for the immediate reply. I thought you will not see this thread since it is old one. Thank you once again. You have cleared my long time doubt' Just now I am going thru all your threads one by one . I am surprised by your dedication & nature to help everyone. I wish to meet you when I come to India in Aug 2012. I wish to get ideas about suitable gift article.
    Thank you very much.
    Have a nice day.
    Prema Barani
     
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    Re: speedy recovery

    Beautiful explanations Chitra and even more beautiful shlokas. Thanks a lot. :-D
     

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