Bengal Clay Diya


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Product Description

Designer handmade clay diya’s for enlighten your home on diwali. Clay diya is a very famous craft of Bengal state due to river basin and sand at cost of river ganga. Diya is made by potter with the hand and water only.

Material- Clay

Colour- Sand Colour

Pieces- As per order (Price Below For Single Piece)

Size- 7.62×5.08×2.54 ( Approx)

Delivery Time- As per location

About Artisan-

Our potter Imrati is making designer diya and other clay crafts with her daughter and son, her daughter help her in paint of diyas while she made the clay structure on pot equipment which require a special skill.
About Art- Designer Clay Diya

diyadivaadeepadeepam, or deepak is an oil lamp, usually made from clay, with a cotton wickdipped in ghee or vegetable oils.

Clay diyas are often used temporarily as lighting for special occasions, while diyas made of brass are permanent fixtures in homes and temples. Diyas are native to India, and are often used in HinduSikh,Jain and Zoroastrian religious festivals such as Diwali[1] or the Kushti ceremony. A similar lamp called abutter lamp is used in Tibetan Buddhist offerings as well. Diyas, also known as deepam in Tamil Nadu, can be lighted, especially during the Karthikai Deepam.



An oil lamp is an object used to produce light continuously for a period of time using an oil-based fuel source. The use of oil lamps began thousands of years ago and is continued to this day, although not commonly anymore. They are often associated with stories in which rubbing an oil lamp would summon a genie dwelling in it.

Oil lamps are a form of lighting, and were used as an alternative to candles before the use of electric lights. Starting in 1780 the Argand lamp quickly replaced other oil lamps still in their basic ancient form. These in turn were replaced by the kerosene lamp in about 1850. In small towns and rural areas the latter continued in use well into the 20th century, until such areas were finally electrified and light bulbs could be used.


Most modern lamps (such as fueled lanterns) have been replaced by gas-based or petroleum-based fuels to operate when emergency non-electric light is required. As such, oil lamps of today are primarily used for the particular ambience they produce, or in rituals and religious ceremonies.


With Diwali around the corner, everyone’s going to be in a frenzy trying to clean up the house and do their best to decorate it in a unique way. The best part about this is the fact that there is sort of a secret competition with one’s neighbours and friends to see who decorates their house best. And each year sees a unique decoration in the neighbourhood. Personally I feel that the best way to decorate your house is with diyas. Diyas are so simple yet so beautiful and they add a different glow to the house making it look and feel more beautiful and cosy.


In each legend, myth and story of Deepawali lies the significance of the victory of good over evil; and it is with each Deepawali and the lights that illuminate the homes and hearts, that this simple truth finds new reason and hope. Since baked-mud ‘diyas’ or ‘deeps’ are considered more holy and auspicious, they are purchased to light on the Diwali night, particularly before the idols or photographs of gods and goddesses while offering prayers.

A Diya is a small earthen lamp that is lit especially at Diwali. They are usually made of clay. Ghee or oil is used as the fuel and cotton wool as the wick. Sometimes they are made by part filling a glass with colored water, Ghee is floated on top, and again cotton wool used as a wick. Children could make there own Diya with air dried clay or play dough. For safety reason these diyas should not be lit with Ghee and cotton wool.

Beautifully crafted diyas beckon attention of the buyers. The earthen diya used on the occasion of Diwali, reflects ancient design sense that is simple and stunning in concept and universal in appeal. The Diwali season sees a proliferation of clay creativity ranging from roadside agals to designer diyas displayed in art and craft boutiques.

During Diwali, various shops showcases brilliant diyas and lamps crafted by ceramic designers from all over the country. There are also diyas with zari and mirror in exuberant colours. Delightfully, imaginative diyas with sharply cut edges, embellished with cut work are covered and filled with bright coloured wax.

Mirror work and zari embellished deep, traditional diyas as well as those embellished with fragrant dried flowers, Ganesha and Lakshmi diyas with 21 or 11 spouts, diyas shaped like China leaves and shaded roses, tiny Parvati Ganesha lamps and many other design vie for attention. Made out of clay, the diyas in vivid shades of yellow, blue, pink, gold and silver are well crafted.