The lighting of lamps, diyas or deepas (yup, that’s right!) is an important and beautiful part of Hindu culture. It is done in prayer and out of respect to God. The practice is steeped in religion and believed to dispel the darkness of ignorance, taking us closer to truth and enlightenment.
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Sounds like a beautiful practice. How often do you do this?
Hi Colline, thanks for stopping by. Most Hindu households light the lamps once or twice a day. It really is a lovely and grounding ritual.
It is a wonderful way to show outwardly that you are praying.
That first picture is particularly striking.
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