Pooja oil is blend of more than 3-4 oils together, it is non-edible oil blend which is prepared specially for diya lightening purpose. Diya is lighted at the beginning of every activity to make it auspicious and help us remember and cherish the moment. In hindu culture it is recommended to light diya or lamp for prayers because light symbolizes the absence of darkness, Starting the day with lighting of an oil lamp enhances positivity. Diyas represent the triumph of light over dark, good over evil with the most notable example of this being on the day of Diwali. In India, almost every household has a custom of lighting a deepam or diya twice a day — in the morning and evening. This is a part of prayer. All ceremonies, daily worship rituals, auspicious functions, religious occasions as well as new ventures start with lightning of the lamp. The oil in the diya symbolizes the dirt in the human mind — such as greed, jealousy, hatred, lust etc — which human beings tend to nurture. The cotton in the diya is symbolic of the atma or the self or the soul. The diya presents light when the oil is burnt by the wick. Hence, lighting of the diyas signifies that one needs to get rid of the selfish and materialistic thoughts. This frees one from all forms of sadness, guiding the path to enlightenment and to connect with the Supreme Being.
Importance of use of Sesame (Til ) oil in Pooja oil :- Sesame is considered to be the best remedy for saturn and rahu related ill effectes, it is belived that sesame was produced by body part of Kashyap Rishi and hence all the Grahas, Devatas and pitrus become pleased when a person offers sesame to them. It is done through in holy bath or by donating sesame oil by using it in havan or lightening lamps of sesame oil. It advised to light the lamp of sesame oil in the evening to reduce the ill effects of the planet and get the blessing of favorable planets.Sesame oil diya burns deep and long without any or very less black soot. It helps to concentrate more and to attract positive vibes from the atmosphere.