Diwali signifies the time for renewal. Every year, people celebrating diwali buy lots of things to decorate their homes, inviting Goddess Lakshmi and prosperity along with light. Here are some ideas to decorate your house to invite the gods to reside in your home.
Traditional Mitti Diya
Instead of electric lights, go traditional and buy traditional diyas made of clay to decorate your home this Diwali.
There are many options, small and big, in different shapes too. There are many with multiple lights and tiered diyas that are available too.
Or in traditional style, do decorate your home and especially your mandir area and next to the idols with brass diyas. They have traditional motifs and the shiny brass really adds to the sparkle!
Toran is a traditional hanging seen in households during festive occasions, especially Diwali. A good toran fits the entrance door archways perfectly. Torans can be made at home with beads, flowers, artificial flowers, and other items. They are also easily available in the market for a nominal price, but spruces up your home in a jiffy.
Rangoli is synonymous with Diwali. A rangoli usually has a geometrical structure that is also symmetrical. a rangoli design is created at the entrance of the house, to welcome the guests and gods that visit.
This Diwali, buy a Ganesh Idol, but make sure it has a new design. There are many available - Nritta Vinayak, Makara Vinayak, Yoga Vinayak, and other poses too...
Ganesh Idols are made, especially for decor purposes in different colours and materials like stone, silver, too... Each of them have exquisite craftsmenship, and definitely bring good luck!
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Lanterns - Kandil
Made famous by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in `Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam`, Kandils have a unique way of adding colour and lights to your home and outside. The gardens and balconies are ideal for hanging Kandils all around. Kandils can be made with origami, and with fabric.