Do you blow off candles at your birthday party?

India
April 15, 2007 5:32am CST
Blowing off a candle is comsidered unauspicous in Hindu belief. Candle cteates Agni which is considered one of the Gods. Evey auspicous event starts with creating fire, burning a lamp. a candle of firewood for Havan. Blowing off Agni at such an event is a disrespect to God Agni. We in our house burn a diya and candle and put them in the temple. Then we cut the cake and party goes on. Do you blow off the candle?
3 responses
@SatoNa (248)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 07
Yes, I blow off the candle on the cake tart when my brithday.. and I will be taken photos by that momment.. anyway.. I want my candle not on the cake tart.. but in the glass that was written "Happy b'day". it's very common in Jakarta and there are sold in mall.. but no one know my wish.. Y__Y
@demo3424 (599)
• India
15 Apr 07
yes.i do blow off candles at my birthday party because it is a custom to blow off the candle.since i am not a hindu i don't consider unauspicous to blow off candles at my birthday party.
@anant123 (66)
• United States
15 Apr 07
yes i blow off candles on my bday...i am from a north indian family, and i am not tought about the things you have mentioned...no doubt we also believe agni as god...