Start from North East, then South East, then South west, west and then North West. Put wicks also in this sequence and also put off lighted wicks also in this same sequence. The tamil Nadu Kuthu Vilakku already have grooves in the lamp correcting pointing to the directions given here. Just if one groove is pointed towards west, then naturally all the directions are in place. Start from North East direction to put lamp off and finally ends in North West direction These used wicks can be used in compost or collected and thrown in a a separate bag for trashing. These used wicks also can be used in Ganesha Homa also to start the fire.