Goddess Durga represents the power of Supreme Being that pervades moral order and righteousness. In the creation; the Sanskrit word Durga means a fort or a place that is protected and thus difficult to reach. Goddess Durga is called Divine Mother, protects mankind from Evil and Misery by destroying evil forces such as ‘selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger and ego.
The white dermis of the lime shows our pure consciousness, and the darker part (green in color which is hidden inside) is our Maya. A lemon lamp also increases the positive vibrations in the environment, the smell that is emitted from the lemon lamp is very soothing, and calms the mind.
Moreover it is believed that a Garland made of lemon has a cooling effect and that’s the reason Lemon garlands are offered to Goddess Durga. It is also believed Lemon has the power drive away evil forces from our surroundings. That is the reason, lemons are crushed by the vehicle and a new lemon is hung with chilies in a bead to ward off any future evil eyes. These can also be seen at shops and private homes, usually hanging at the doorways. Some shop keepers keep a lemon in a Glass of water to keep off evil eyes.