Significance of earthen pot in hinduism
In astrology, the element Earth is symbolised as a building block of nature; it builds- from strength to positive thought, good luck, health, wealth and success. Therefore, it is believed that every individual must have an element of earth around them.
Energy around you
Even Vastu Shastra suggests that keeping earthen pots in home and offices, builds strong positive forces, which ultimately influences the energy around you.
In ancient times, when there was no sign of metal or technology, people used earth sand and mud to fulfill their necessities, from religious worshiping, sanitizing, storing water, to burying the umbilical cord at the time of birth, preparing deity idol for puja, shaping Gourihar during the marriage ceremony, etc.
Basic earthen pots in home
Back in those days, earthen pots were prepared in all shapes and as per requirements. But, astrology advises that every household must have the following basic earthen pots in the home if they wish to bring in good luck and success in their lives.
Keeping a Ghada in your home controls and corrects the planetary movements of Mercury and Moon. Even science believes that stored water in Ghada is extremely beneficial for our health. It is advised to keep the Ghada in the northeast side of your home, from where it successfully banishes all the negative energy.
Doing so opens the door to success and opportunity for the family members. If anybody suffers from mental conditions or stress, then you can offer the water from the Ghada to any plant.
Many Indians are accustomed to seeing its use for serving tea or buttermilk and also drinking water. According to astrology, one must start using kulhad for tea and water drinking purposes, if facing problems due to Mars.
You can also fill the kulhad with water and place it under a Peepal tree, every Saturday evening; it diminishes any Shani related problems. Keeping water in kulhad on your terrace for birds and animals to drink, reduces problems in employment.
Keeping any deity idol prepared using mud inside your home temple, boosts the financial security of the family. Also, bringing home an animal or bird decorative made out of mud and keeping it in the southeast direction of the home invites good luck.
I am sure most Indian households are familiar with earthen lamp or diyas, which is often used for religious worshiping purposes. Filling the lamp with oil and putting a cotton wick is a common custom in Hinduism. Lighting diyas has a great significance for hindus; it displays the win of light over darkness. Lighting a diya under basil or tulsi plant diminishes any kind of marital discord.
Those suffering through financial and employment issues must light diyas and keep under Peepal tree on Saturdays. If suffering from fertility related issues, then astrology suggests light four cotton wicks in a diya, facing in four directions and offer it in front of lord Krishna, every morning.