The light symbolizes the absence of darkness, grief, and sorrows. The Oil Lamp Diya, Deepa or Deepam is lit to bow down to knowledge and remove darkness from our homes. It is customary to light a lamp before starting any auspicious event or ceremony and is a constant fixture in the “Pooja” or holy room in every home across India. By lighting lamps, the glow of the almighty is said to spread all over one’s home and is an invitation to the gods to visit our homes. Thangam Oil is strongly suggested to light a lamp to nullify all evil and bring knowledge, health, and wealth into your home.
The Thangam means “gold” which is a blend of 5 pure and perfect different oils to ensure that the purity and sanctity of your prayers are answered. Lighting lamps with Thangam deepam oils bring happiness, health, wealth, fame, and prosperity to your home.
The direction that you point to can also have significance: Never light a lamp facing the south direction. It is considered inauspicious North – Most preferred direction for lighting lamps. For success in all ventures undertaken and to bring wealth and fortune East – For good health and peace of mind from sorrow and enemies West – For freedom from debt and victory over enemies.