Spiritual power – Read your future by lighting an oil lamp?
Have you ever noticed the spiritual power of fire/Agni? Any kind of prayer, worship, or religious ceremony in many religions are conducted with the presence of fire element? The element may be either an Oil Lamp, a candle or a Havan/Homa ritual or a sacred fire. The Romans and Greeks too had their ceremonial lights and sacred fire. In Christianity, from the very first, fire and light are evolved as symbols of the divine presence and the divine nature. In almost all Hindu homes, lamps are lit daily, Oil lamps are lit at dawn and dusk, and in a few, lamps are lit continuously. Lamps are lit every day by people who follow Dharmic religions. As a part of Buddhist ritual observances, along with flowers and incense, candles or butter lamps are placed before Buddhist shrines as an act of respect and many more religions use ceremonial lights of some kind. Hence it is very clear that fire element has been considered very sacred among religions.
Here, I would like to make an emphasis on the significance of the Oil lamp based on the Vedic system for our spiritual needs and growth. Vedas consider fire very sacred and is called as Agni Bhagwan. In the Vedic literature, Agni is a major invoked god along with other Gods. Agni is considered as the medium that conveys offerings to Gods and goddesses in a homa (votive ritual). He is depicted in ancient Hindu literature, to exist on all three levels, in the sky as the sun, on earth as fire, and in the atmosphere as lightning, Thus Agni’s triple presence makes him as a messenger between Humans and Gods in the Vedas.
Now let’s dive directly into the topic:
Understanding the structure of an Oil Lamp and its indications
The can that contains the oil is the house of the person who lights the lamp.
If the can is fair in size or neat in shape, then he is in a spacious house. If the lamp is shifted from the original position then predict he will change his house.
The Oil in the lamp is the physical body of the person
If the quantity of the oil in the lamp is little then predict the person is weak in blood.
If the temperature of the oil is high then predict he is suffering from fever or heat related diseases or has lots of mental worries.
If there are many tiny particles floating in the oil, then predict he is infected with worms or disease creating micro organisms.
The wick of the lamp is considered the soul of the person
If the wick is dirty then predict that he is not sharp in intellect and mind.
If it is intertwined, then the vayus in our body is not working properly, as a result, he is sick.
The flame of the lamp is Life
If the flame is bright and points upwards then the person is happy and successful but if dim and points down(if the wick points down) then he is worried and will come across a failure.
If the direction of flame (points to) is
- East – it indicates prosperity in future.
- South east – indicates fear from Fire.
- South – Great Danger.
- South West – can be struck with diseases like epilepsy or sudden fits.
- West – Peace or improvement.
- North West – Poverty and decline.
- North – He has just overcome a great danger.
- North East – General good health.
If there is a gentle breeze against the flame, then he has good friends to help him. but if there is a strong wind blowing off the flame or trying to blow off the flame then predict there are lot of enemies trying to create trouble.
How it is done – The step by step process spiritual power
First of all, select a proper clean place for this ritual preferably a pooja room or a meditation room. See that there is no hindrance during the process. Have to do this with devotion, clean body and mind and avoid non-veg foods on that particular day for best results.
- An oil lamp.
- Banana leaf or a wooden plank, with a piece of clean cloth to cover it.
- Oil – Use of Gingelly oil is recommended or can use pure cow ghee.
- wick for the lamp – It depends upon the Lamp selected some lamps can afford 1 or some afford 5 wicks although lighting one flame is recommended as it is easy to analyze.
First Mark the directions properly with a magnetic compass.
Then place the lamp on the banana leaf or on a wooden plank covered with cloth in the middle and keep the lamp facing East.
Pour the oil or ghee and prepare the wicks.
Decorate the lamp with flowers. apply sandal and kumkum.
Pray God Ganapathi the remover of all obstacles and the God of fortune
Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha – Chant this mantra 21 times with devotion.
Pray to your favorite deity or god and light the lamp facing the east.
Chant this mantra while lighting the lamp
Subham Karoti Kalyanam
Arogyam Dhana Sampadah
Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya
Deepa Jyoti Namostute
Deepo Me Hara Tu Paapam
Sandhya Deepa Namostute
After lighting the lamp, wait few seconds and closely and carefully analyze the flame and predict for yourself.
The above-mentioned method is a simplified form of ritual followed by traditional Hora astrologers called as Deepa Lakshana as part of Astrology prediction.
Note: Do not repeat this process before 21 days of the first attempt to the same person.
If you have any questions, please leave your comments below.