Diwali diyas

9:05 AM
Diwali Diyas is a small earthen lamp that is lit especially at Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali. These diwali diyas are usually made of clay. Ghee or oil is used as the fuel and cotton wool as the wick for these diwali diyas. Though in these days electric lights are replacing clay diwali diyas, still the attraction of traditional diwali diyas is there. These Diwali diyas are used for offering prayers to Gods and the departed ancestors, which are floated on leaves over the holy rivers like the Ganges at Haridwar. These diwali diyas have long been connected with Diwali tradition and are today the most essential of all the Diwali decorations.

Tradition of Diwali Diyas is said that when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of banishment, the people were delighted to see him along with Sita and Lakshman. Since it was a no moon night, people lit up candles and diyas along Lord Rama path. Once he reached his palace, there was also a glittering display of fireworks. Everybody sang, and danced in celebration and welcomed their king with open arms and hearts. Since then, each year that day came to be celebrated as Diwali, and the Diwali Diyas became its most prominent feature.

These diwali diyas are of different types. Beautifully crafted diwali diyas beckon attention of the buyers. The earthen diwali diyas used on the time of Diwali reflects ancient design sense that is simple and striking in concept and universal in appeal. The Diwali season sees a propagation of clay originality ranging from roadside agals to designer diwali diyas displayed in art and craft boutiques. During Diwali, various shops showcase brilliant diwali diyas and lamps crafted by ceramic designers from all over the country. There are also diwali diyas with zari and mirror in lively colours.