Friday, November 13, 2009


"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
- Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.

Few years back, when the electricity was used to go off, the only instant thoughts that approached everyone in India was to light a candle. But times have changed and so did the technology, habits and thoughts. Now we don’t need to even care for the same as we have automatic generators or invertors which don’t even need to be started once the electricity went off.

I still remember the times when the electricity was used to come back after some times and we used to run from our rooms into a race that who will blow off the candles that were lit on the shelf near lobby wash-basin, in the bathrooms and all over the house. It was so much fun, playing this game as all the kids of a house used to get together to test their running abilities.

Candles, I think I can write and share a lot about them. And the reason for the same is I have been closely in touch with them for around two and a half years. I know how these are born and how to determine its life. Too much of human terms, to be simple, I know the art of making designer candles and also the way it is decided of the number of burning hours.

The candles are also a major part of the romantic dinner theme. These aromatic designer candle light dinners are still today a charm of romance for beautiful made for each other couples. Feng-shui and Vastu-Shastra also support burning of candles at home with a belief that the negative energies also do get burnt with them. Candles are very majorly used by the Christians in Church for there prayers. And the best use we have seen since our childhood is the candles on the cake. Celebrating the happiness and birthdays are not fulfilled without a candle on cake and the birthday boy/girl blowing the candle away.

The various raw materials today being used for candles are like Paraffin Wax, Bees Wax, Marble Wax, Gel Wax, Soy Wax etc. Majority of these are used by heating them to a particular temperature, adding desired colour and fragrance and thereby pouring them into desired moulds together with adding designs. The wick of the candle can be added to the candle at the time of making it and even after it’s completed by drilling a whole and then inserting the wick and holder. The wicks of these candles come in different variety of widths which are used for different candles according to their diameter. These range from 1.5 inches wick 3 inches candle wicks.

I pray to the lord, with a candle in my hand that let the world keep purchasing candles for celebrating there happiness and for having great homes with their loved ones with whom they can have candle light dinners and let this exist with year after year of birthday celebrations with candles.
God Bless All…

- Priyanka

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