Puja Samagris play a significant role in Hindu rituals especially while performing Pujas. It is said that the image of the deity which is called Vigraha (in Sanskrit it means devoid of the ill effects of the “planets” or “grahas’).
So using the right puja materials help us to protect us from the ill effects of the planets like offering flowers ( that stands for the well-being of an individual), fruits (that stands to symbolize our self-sacrifice of the past deeds), burning of incense sticks (stands for the desires we have in our life),vermillion powder (stands for our emotions).
Last but not the least, the significance of lighting diya, represents the light in us, which stands to offer the Absolute.
As per old scriptures, lighting of a diya wards of evil forces and helps us move upward in life. There are more significant facts to know as why we light a diya:
Significant Oil used in Lighting Diya :
• In Northern India to remove all the vastu doshas and bring prosperity in the house, mustard oil and cow ghee is used.
Other Oil used for Gods and goddess are listed as follows
• Mixture of Neem oil and Ghee is used for lighting diya for a family deity.
• Coconut oil is used for lighting diya for Lord Vinayaka.
• Pure Cow Ghee is used to light diyas for goddess Mahalakshmi.
• .Gingelly oil or Til ka tel is used to light diyas for Lord Mahavishnu.
• Eluppai or Mahua oil is used to light diyas for Lord Shiva.
• Mixture of Ghee, Eluppai oil, Coconut oil,Castor oil and Neem oil is used for Goddess Parashakthi.
• Gingelly oil or Til ka Tel for Lord Saneeswara.
Significance of Faces of lighting Diya :
• You will be blessed with medium benefits if it is a One-faced diya.
• You will be blessed with United Family if it’s a two-faced diya
• You will be blessed with children if it’s a three faced diya
• You will be endowed with cow, land, property etc if it is a four-faced diya.
• There will be increase in wealth, business and all other things if you light diya in a panch Deepak.
Protect yourself and your family by lighting diya in front of gods and goddess and thus remove the veil of darkness by spreading light.