Traditional Cow Dung PanchaGavya Diya

Traditional Cow Dung PanchaGavya Diya

Lighting a cow dung diya using indigenous cow ghee has been practiced in India for centuries because of its religious importance and other recent scientifically proven benefits. The rising cost of life and other modern exposures do continue to put our traditional methods on back burner by new generation, but the fact is that it is not easy to overlook or overshadow the importance and authentic qualities attached to our traditional Ayurveda products and methods.

Among many products, is the Indian traditional Diya or lamp that we light during festivals, every day in the morning and evening in our prayer room, and often also for decoration purpose. In India diyas are referred to by many names like panchagavya vilakku, panchagavya diya,  cow dung diya, gobar diya, ghee diya, etc.

These diyas have the power to cleanse the environment and the energies it emits can make a difference to your aura and mood too. These are really powerful tools in our hand, provided we accept and learn to include them in our day to day lives.

The Panchagavya diya‘s are not only believed to fulfill the innermost desires of a person lightening them but also enhance the atmosphere by emitting large amounts of oxygen which takes place owing to the burning of the combination of cow dung and ghee.

Before the age of fire crackers Diwali, the festival of lights was majorly celebrated by lighting these eco-friendly diya’s across India.

Today the cow dung products are mainly lighted on auspicious occasions in the temples and at home in front of Tulsi (basil) plant as a mark of respect to nature and mother earth. The lighting of these diyas not only gives positive energy but also cleanses the atmosphere, and left by itself it decomposes itself and turns into organic manure without leaving any trace of carbon footprint at all!

Considering its eco-friendliness many people still prefer to light a diya and show their responsiveness towards the environment.

As an ever increasing number of metropolitan tenants start stressing over their carbon impressions, we see slope in innovative, yet eco-accommodating choices made to make Deepavali.

How to Prepare Panchagavya Diya? Can I Make them at Home?

The raw material required for making gobar diya includes dung of indigenous cows, Cow Urine, Ghee, Milk, Curd and an organic binding ingredient. You ought to ensure that every material is from desi or indigenous cows.

  • The cow dung is dried and made into a fine powdered, mixed with cow urine, soil and a ready-mix powder which gives it binding power.
  • The mixture is a certain consistency is given the shape of Diya using hand or a dye if available and left to dry in sunlight for two to three days or until the moisture evaporates and they take shape of proper diya.
  • Once the diyas become completely dry they’re filled with the concoction of milk, curd and ghee

These diyas as they are made of cowdung, can be lighted only once. Because they burn entirely and leave a residue ash that you can put in plants as manure. These diyas are not like modern clay or terracotta diyas that you use multiple times, year after year.

Panchgavya diya are one time diyas offering one thousand benefits that you can find any other way. To get energies from panchgavya diya, you will have to light panchgavya diyas. There are no essence, no shortcuts, no chemical alternatives and substitutes that can help you to attain the same benefits.

These cow dung diyas are recommended for every home that seeks positive energy, thoughts, and good health. Organizations that rear desi cows have expanded their area of operations and have started making these diyas using many different and attractive moulds to make gobar diyas look more decorative and interesting. And it has made a difference and these gobar diyas have witnessed an upsurge in their demand in the market.

Some companies are also exporting these gobar diyas for Indians living abroad who know the importance of lighting cow-dung diyas at home.

You can make them at home if you have desi cow at home! This is a popular occupation in rural India.

Here are the Benefits of lighting Cow Dung or Gobar Diya

  • Chemical free diya help to attract good energy and improves oxygen level in the environment
  • Spreads positive energy, mood, vibe, and health
  • The ash residue can be utilized for plants as compost and makes for a natural fungicide.
  • Supports Small Home Businesses and Rural Economy

Since the ingredients used for preparing the cow dung ghee diyas are abundantly available in rural India, it creates major employment for rural families as well as helps to sustain the Indian Indigenous cows.

The thing with desi cows is that they give milk for a limited time but their urine and dung is available round the year which is used to create diyas, agarbatti etc. to create a source of earning for rural families

You can have a look at the boxes of diyas rural families we’re associated with have made. You can order them online. Remember, each box is a limited edition piece, handwork of a family. With the kind of ingredients, they have to use to retain the impact and authenticity we can only make certain shapes for now. People across the world are seeking these products with low carbon footprint and place orders for our diyas; sometimes even before they are ready!  It’s a huge motivation. You can also order these diyas all-round the year and use every small festival as an excuse to light them to let good energies flow in and fill your home with health and happiness.

cowdung diya

We represent and train rural families to make better products so in the years to come with your support you can hope to see more varieties and visually better products. For now, let’s focus on the benefits of panchgavya diya, gobar diya!

Feel free to have a glance at Cowkart Ghee Diyas Here 

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Comments (3)

  • jalpadave28 Reply

    Deliveey date is not mentioned..

    October 31, 2020 at 12:41 pm
  • Sunitha gosh Reply

    This is the first time i am seeing these type of diyas. Actually it is one of the best diyas to use during festive times.

    May 29, 2021 at 2:34 pm
  • Swathi gooshal Reply

    Can we get these dried cowdung diyas without ghee?

    June 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm

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