A Diya or Deepak is a small cup-shaped oil lamp. An earthen lamp. The word Diya is Sanskrit word for the lamp. It is native to India. It is made of baked clay and cotton wick fueled with ghee (Clarified butter) or oil. It can be of brass also. It is used in worship and lit in all auspicious occasions.
Diya has spiritual significance and it is a symbol of optimism and prosperity.
From today Deepawali festival has started and it is a 5-day long festival celebrated in India. It is a festival of lights. Deepawali is a Sanskrit word which means “row of lamps”. It starts with the thirteenth day of dark fortnight of Kartik month in Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar.