Beautiful hand painted clay diya set of 4.
Hand made and painted by my very talented artisans in India.
These diyas are unfilled so I will include some wicks. All you have to do is place the wick in the diya (leaving some hanging off the end), fill it with coconut oil or vegetable oil, soak the tip of the wick with oil and light. I will attach a photo.
On Diwali people light millions of diyas. These beautiful diyas hold a deep significance and are symbolic of our journey to enlightenment. The diya in its outward form is a celebration of life. The light of the diya provides joy and hope. It is a beautiful spectacle that the eyes feast on.
In India, almost every household has a custom of lighting a deepam or diya twice a day — in the morning and evening. This is a part of prayer. All ceremonies, daily worship rituals, auspicious functions, religious occasions as well as new ventures start with lightning of the lamp. Diya is essential in Hinduism because it signifies purity, goodness, good luck and power. The presence of light means the non-existence of darkness and evil forces.
Since, Diwali is celebrated on the new moon day when there is supreme darkness everywhere; people light millions of lamps to get rid of the darkness. It is believed that evil spirits and forces gain power and become active when there is no light. So diyas are lit in every corner of the house to weaken those evil forces.