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In Hinduism fire or burning of oil lamp plays an integral part. When the learned Pundits conduct Homams or Yagna, they prepare Agni kundam - fire pits for fire to propitiate the god.
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The following are the amazing facts:
01. It is very important to light oil lamp before starting our daily prayers and of chanting shlokas / mantras. There are different deepams - Ghee deepam, Gingerly deepam, etc.
02. Burning of oil-lamps or deepams in Hindu temples is a daily ritual. Some may use ghee to light the deepam instead of oil; gingerly / sesame oil is commonly used to get the oil lamp going.
03. It is strongly believed that burning of oil lamps generates some positive energy and it boosts our morale when we pray intensely.
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04. Ghee lamp is known to have better ability to attract the sattvik vibrations - positive energy present in the surrounding atmosphere as compared to oil lamp.
05. In the case of ordinary oil lamps sattvik vibrations or - positive energy spreads over a short distance around it, whereas the sattvik vibrations emanating from ghee lamps cover much brander area.
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06. Lighting the ghee oil regularly at home will be beneficial and the beneficiary will enjoy all Aishwaryam and the required health and wealth. It will help those who sincerely work hard towards their goal. Mere lighting oil lamp will not benefit without hard work.
07. If we light the lamp with castor oil, it is said, that we will have happy married life with sustained peace of mind, tranquility and will be able to maintain good relations with wife and other relatives.
08. The Hindu holy books say certain deities favor certain oil lamps for pooja or prayer purposes. Cow's Ghee : Sri Mahalakshmil; gingerly / sesame Oil : Sri Subramanya/ Sri Narayana; coconut Oil : Sri Ganesh; A mix of ghee, castor oil, coconut oil,vepannai (Oil extracted from the Neem Leaves : Goddess Devi Parashakti; Sesame Oil : All the gods
10. Never light up the lamp with ground nut oil before god and iot is not advisable.
11. In all shrines including Sri Kovil or Garbagraha, the oil lamps will be continuously burning right before the deities and also at certain places on the temple premises.. So also in almost all Hindu houses.
12. It is strongly believed that the lamps lit with til oil will keep the poisonous snakes and others away by it smell.
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