HAPPY DEEPAVALI. for this auspicious occasion, i'm changing my blog's background color. this time, the color of Diwali, marigold yellow.
Diya or deepam or deepak (India) is a lamp made usually of clay, with wick made of cotton and dipped in ghee or vegetable oils. Clay diyas are temporary and are used for special occasions, while diyas made of brass are permanent fixtures in homes and temples. Diyas are predominantly used in Hindu religious festivals such as Diwali, are native to India, and are thus associated with and unique to Hinduism practices.