Oil or ghee based candle from South Asia
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A diya, diyo, deya, divaa, deepa, deepam, or deepak is an oil lamp usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oils. Diyas are native to the Indian subcontinent often used in Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Zoroastrian religious festivals such as Diwali or the Kushti ceremony.
Venkaiah Naidu urges countrymen to show solidarity with COVID-19 warriors by lighting lamps tonightVice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday urged 130 crore Indians to express solidarity with "the frontline warriors in the battle against the pandemic" when they light Diyas and lamps tonight at 9 pm..
'Don't fall for unscientific reasoning': Govt says PM Modi's appeal to light diyas, candles to show solidarity"Don't fall for the rumours/unscientific reasoning on the appeal for lighting Diya/candles/flash/torch on 5th April at 9pm," PIB said.
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