Introduction to Deep Daan
It is said that by doing Deep Daan at Ayodhya, a person does not have the fear of premature death. It is also considered auspicious to donate a lamp for the salvation of the dead. Deep Daan is also done to get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. Apart from this, Deep Daan is also done to avoid the bad effects of Yama, Shani, Rahu and Ketu.
Benefits of donating a lamp at Ayodhya
- For success in the journey, a lamp should be donated with 32 tolas of ghee and a metal vessel of 32 tolas.
- By donating a lamp with sixty-four tola oil to get rid of planetary pain, any kind of planetary pain ends.
- To cure incurable diseases, lighting a lamp of eighty tola oil for 20 days cures the disease.
- To get rid of evil spirits, ghost obstacles are removed by lighting a loaf of oil lamps continuously for 21 days.
- If a person has fear of royalty, then by lighting a quarter-foot oil lamp for 40 days, the fear of the kingdom will end.
- For getting a child – One gets the desired child by lighting a lamp of oil of one and a half feet for nineteen days.
- For extinguishing the enemy – By lighting a lamp with 75 lights, the enemy is destroyed.
According to the Agni Purana, whoever donates a lamp to a deity temple or a Brahmin’s home receives everything. According to the Padma Purana, Lakshmi Ji is pleased when lamps are donated to temples and riverbanks. A person is rescued from going to hell by donating a lamp to an inaccessible location or piece of land.
According to the Padma Purana, anyone who lights a lamp at a temple, on the riverbank, or on the road receives an all-encompassing Lakshmi. Every day in Kartik, light two lamps. One should be burned in front of Shri Hari Narayan, while the other should be burned in front of Shivling.
The holiness of the month of Kartik is discussed extensively in the “Padma Purana,” as is the significance of the deep daan (offering of a lit lamp) as the utmost atonement by a devotee. “After the gory battle of Kurukshetra, the Pandavas and Draupadi gave ‘akash deep’ (lamp lights hanging in the sky) in honour of the deceased combatants and troops,” explains Surendra Mishra, who organises a variety of cultural events in Varanasi.
Kartik Purnima has religious and spiritual significance in Indian culture. The Diwali of the Gods is celebrated on Kartik Purnima. Many religious events, including bathing in the sacred river, worship, and ceremonies, take place on this day. Kartik is the best month for accumulating spiritual and physical vitality among the twelve months of the year.
Bathing in the Ganges and Saryu yields the year’s harvest
Kartik Purnima allows us to partake in the Gods’ Diwali, whose brightness removes the tamasic inclinations that lurk within the creature. The Puranas have named this month’s Trayodashi, Chaturdashi, and Purnima Ati Pushkarini. According to the Skanda Purana, a creature who bathes every day in the month of Kartik becomes the partaker of full fruit if he bathes solely on these three Tithis before sunrise.
Kartik Purnima, Tripuri Purnima, and Ganga Snan are all names for the full moon in the Kartik month. The significance of bathing in the Ganges on Kartik Purnima is mentioned in the scriptures. Bathing in the Ganges on this day is said to bring the benefits of bathing in the Ganges throughout the year. On this day, bathing in sacred rivers and pilgrimages, such as the Ganges, confers great virtue and purifies the soul.