Since times immemorial, lamps have been given an extraordinary repute of respect, honour and faith. Today our lives are illuminated by various modern lighting equipment. However, these equipment still do not have the radiance of an oil lamp.
Preparation for a puja is truly the foundation for the ritual of puja. It not only purifies the worshipper, but also equips him to imbibe Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) that is emitting from the puja; hence, the necessity of preparations.