Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ghee Lamp for Annapurna

Light always signify knowledge and lighting ghee lamps can be more than just spreading knowledge if you have big faith in God. Many people light the lamp and bow down to knowledge as the greatest of all forms of wealth. Knowledge backs all our actions whether good or bad. People therefore keep a lamp lit during all auspicious occasions as a witness to thoughts and actions they take in life. I still remember my childhood days when my mother use to tell me that to offer a ghee lamp to God, is almost like burning yourself as a greatest offer to God.

Besides the traditional ghee and oil lamp has a further spiritual significance. The oil or ghee in the lamp symbolizes our vaasanas or negative tendencies and the wicked, the ego. When lit by spiritual knowledge, the vaasanas get slowly exhausted and the ego too finally perishes. The flame of a lamp always burns upwards. Similarly we should acquire such knowledge as to take us towards higher ideals.

Here's some devotees both from Buddhist and Hindu religion offering Ghee Lamps to Annapurna Ajima at Ason, Kathmandu in early morning.

1 comment:

Dongaala said...

real shots!
Kudos! :)

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