Photo By: Angela Coles
Posted Date: 21st July
Contrary to the wax candles, these are traditional candles that people use during puja at temples and their houses.These traditional home-made candles are made up of cotton which are dipped in ghee or oil for burning and hence they continue to burn until the supply of ghee is exhausted.
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Light symbolizes wisdom and offering ghee Lamps is considered the powerful offering for Almighty. Nepalese believe offering light from a ghee Lamp remove the darkness of ignorance in order to attain Buddha’s luminous clear wisdom. And ghee lamps are always in exact number, 108 lamps. (Count it yourself if you doubt). This ghee lamp above is modification of this tradition way of offering separate ghee lamps.
This picture would have made much sense if Angelacoles could click it while lamps were lit or getting lit. White cotton dipped in ghee and rounded disc of lamp looks somewhat Momo (Tibetan cuisine) ready to be steamed. That’s why capturing some action (drama) or including human figure in picture can animate the whole theme.