Diya/lamp is essential in Hinduism because it signifies purity, goodness, good luck and power. The presence of light means the non-existence of darkness and negative forces.
Lamps are lit and have them face the north direction of the house to weaken those negative forces. There is a deeper significance to the lamp.
Organic ghee/clarified butter in the diya symbolizes the pollution in the human mind — such as greed, jealousy, hatred, lust — which human beings tend to nurture.
The cotton wick is symbolic of the atman or the self or the soul.
The lamp itself presents light when the ghee is burnt by the wick. Hence, lighting of the diyas signifies that one needs to rise from “I”ness and materialistic thoughts. This frees one from all forms of sadness, guiding the path to enlightenment and to connect with the Supreme Being.
Since the light of a ghee lamp is believed to bring in prosperity, knowledge and wisdom so it is believed that we invite the divine to come and bless us with good fortune by lighting the lamp and offering to Divine!
Blue is calming and a spiritually very deep color, often associated with stability, honesty, truth and tranquility. Hindu Gods \Vishnu, Krishna and Shiva, are depicted as having blue skin which represents the characteristics of bravery, goodness, determination and protectiveness. Blue is also a color found in such natural elements as the sky and water which makes it symbolic of the peacefulness of nature. Blue is viewed as being a representative of calmness and intuition
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