Two diyas with oil
A diya with multiple wicks
Diya on balcony ledge
Earthen oil diya used for Diwali
Diya floating on river Ganges
Diya, or oil lamp, in different formations
A Diya, diyo, deya, divaa, deepa, deepam, or deepak is an oil lamp. It is used in the Indian subcontinent, mostly in India and Nepal. It is usually made from clay and a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oils. Diyas are native to the Indian subcontinent. It is often used in Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Zoroastrian religious festivals such as Diwali or the Kushti ceremony.