I know that (at least when lighting at a window), one lights the Chanuka m'nora from left to right: the new lamp first and rightward from there. I've seen people careful to fill them with oil (or candles) in the same order; I've also seen that one should fill them in the opposite order. Is either of these a 'real' custom (with a basis) or halacha, and, if so, what is its basis or reason?
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