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How Do We Arrange Deities In Our Home?

How Do We Arrange Deities In Our Home?

Recently my parents have renovated their bedroom, its been fun choosing new furniture, paint, carpets and the rest of the soft furnishings, definitely a big passion of mine! One of the central pieces in my parent’s bedroom is the mandir.  Again even with the renovation it had the central place.  Yesterday mum and I were putting back in its place and cleaning the mandir and murtis, its got me thinking, whilst gently placing the murtis, are there any rules where each one should be placed? I learnt about the following Pooja Room Vastu.

Why do we Light a Diya?

Why do we Light a Diya?

We have all lit up our home with the scared light of the diya over Diwali.  Not a day goes by in our home that the diya is not lit and the incense not burnt. Since ancient times, in every Indian house there is a tradition of lighting the lamp daily in the temple, near the family deities. In some houses it is lit twice a day – at dawn and at dusk. Electricity was not available in the ancient times. It would become difficult to see the deity after sunset. Therefore, the lamps would illuminate the entire temple. So why do we light a diya? Let's find out The Jai Jais way,