A single 'Vazhathandu Thiri' - a wick made from the fiber of the banana stem - for lighting vilakku (deepam).
Vazhai thandu thiri for deepam brings prosperity, health and eradicates ignorance. Banana stem wicks are prepared from the fiber of the banana stem. Banana Stem thiri or Vazhai thandu thiri is good in removing the negative vibrations in our house. Banana Stem Wicks are specially useful in seeking forgiveness for any wrong doings that may have been done by you or members of the family. It is also believed that lighting a diya with Banana Stem Wicks in Lakshmi Puja Oil also helps in having a healthy child .