Hindu rituals, in particular, pujas, are very beautiful. They are carried out with the accompaniment of a singsong voice reading sacred texts and laying offerings in front of the temple Deities. Alongside decorating gifts with garlands of flowers, at the ceremony of Puja Hindus use oil lamps and sing Vedic hymns or mantras. Such rituals are widely spread throughout India and are so deeply rooted in the lifestyle of Hindus, that they are perceived as an integral part of everyday life. They are held by all who profess Hinduism, from young children to the elderly.
In the ritual practice, people pay great attention to every detail: the freshness of flowers and fruit, observance of cardinal directions, the thoroughness of drawing the Padma, the mood of the person who performs the ritual, preliminary preparation and much more. Depending on the kind of Puja, they practice using flowers and fruits of different colours. However, in various rituals, it is critically important to use the oil lamps which are lit with special oil. For example, Pooja oil is an essential thing in every Indian temple or house. Hindus use it to produce the Puja light or fumigate a room for prayers or rituals.
A Hindu brings the oil into the realm of God to illuminate it. Moreover, this oil has a distinct spiritual meaning. According to Hindu beliefs, Pooja oil is a physical body, which with the help of Pooja light passes through the stage of transformation on the path to enlightenment of the soul. Pooja oil during the prayer is the symbol of total surrender to God. Obeying God, a Hindu receives inspiration, and the little sparkles from the lamp are combined and transformed into the Supreme Light.
The purpose of this oil involves a special procedure of its manufacture. Besides, Pooja oil is made from carefully selected oils with the use of safe, nutritional supplements and remedies. All this is done to ensure that the quality of the oil is consistent with pure and noble intentions of a man. For the basis, only a certain type of oil is suitable, namely vegetable oil since many Hindus are vegetarians. But you can also use ghee made from cow's milk as the cow in India is a sacred animal. Thus, for the manufacture of Pooja oil Hindus need high quality, clean and carefully prepared ingredients.
The Indians believe that Pooja oil emphasises the best qualities of a man and his good intentions during his appeal to God or Goddess, who in return, will respond to his request.
Hindu rituals, in particular, pujas, are very beautiful. They are carried out with the accompaniment of a singsong voice reading sacred texts and laying offerings in front of the temple Deities. Alongside decorating gifts with garlands of flowers, at the ceremony of Puja Hindus use oil lamps and sing Vedic hymns or mantras.