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Why do we light lamp in front of Deities in the evening?

The transition period (sandhikāl) is the period of 48 minutes, that is, two ghatikās, before the sunrise and after the sunset. The transition period is Raja-Tama predominant. Influence of negative energies is more in this period. To get protection from these, Dharma has given importance to abiding by Conducts (āchārpalan) in this period. Scriptures have described various Conducts (achars) to be performed in the evening, so that there are good impressions (sanskārs) on man and he becomes equipped with good achars, he is able to perform spiritual practice (sādhanā) in addition to getting protection from the negative energies. Click here to read more.

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