Before starting to perform pooja or the worship of God, one must get himself clean and pure by bathing and wearing pure and clean clothes. This makes your body and mind cool and prepared for meditation. Most orthodox people keep their silk dress solely for pooja purpose which is used only for performing pooja and then kept at a holy place for using it daily.
In this case, the silk dress need not be washed daily. It can be washed weekly or fortnightly as it is worn only for one hour or so daily during performing pooja. Before starting worship, you will light the oil lamp or deepam according to the Hindu customs. The lamps are generally made up of brass or panchaloha metal. Keep the lamps simple and small so that smoke will not occur.
the cotton vattulu (or wicks) daily morning and fill the lamp holder with oil
up to 75% or like that so as to prevent from overflowing of oil. Then light it
with match stick. Last thing is lighting camphor and reciting arati lines or
songs. Now, your pooja is over and you can take the prasadam and offer to your
family members also.
Why and How We Should Celebrate Karthigai Deepam? The idea behind this festival is to keep away bad things from life and welcome the good and holy things of life that’s why it is called the festival of lamps. We use to light oil lamps all over the house in the evening and crackers, fires are burnt. Rows of Agal vilakkus (Clay Oil lamps) are lit in every house. Karthigai is essentially a festival of lamps. The lighted lamp is considered an auspicious symbol
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