Beautifying Your Homes with Diwali Decorations

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IMAGE 5Diwali is popularly known as the “Festival of Lights.” It is an important annual Hindu festival which is celebrated all over the globe. A family performs traditional activities together in their homes. They celebrate the victory of good over evil, and those who celebrate it, decorate their homes in order to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi into their house so that she can shower her divine blessings of beauty, fortune and prosperity on you. The date on which Diwali is celebrated changes every year, as the day is calculated according to the position of the moon. According to Hindu calculation, the date of Diwali falls on the 15th day of the dark fortnight in the auspicious Hindi month of Kartik (the months of October and November in the Western calendar).

Here are some of ideas for decorating home on Diwali Tradition:

IMAGE 1A Pleasant clean: Firstly, you need to get your home in order; before you start decorating your home for Diwali. If your home requires any painting, repairs or renovations, it is best time to get it done. You should clean your home thoroughly from top to bottom in preparation for this festival. Please make sure everything is sparkling clean and that the spaces are free from any disarray or mess.

IMAGE 6Diwali Diyas: Light plays an important role of this celebration, and the traditional way of bringing more light into the home is by lighting up the various spaces by lighting diyas. These may be simple earthen clay lamps, filled with a wick and some ghee. Diyas can be placed throughout your home, including on your windowsills, tabletops, balconies and staircases, to offer a warm welcome to both guests and the Goddess Lakshmi.

Ring or Band Lightning: Now a days, ring or band lightning have also gained popularity while candles and diyas have a special place in the list of decorative items. They are much safer than their open-flamed counterparts, and they can be used year after year if properly cared for. LED fairy lights are the ideal choice to brighten up both your indoor and outdoor spaces for Diwali.

Laxmi Ganesh Sculptures and Idols: Goddess Lakshmi – God Ganesh sculptures and idols make for an important Diwali decorative item. They come in interesting designs in various sizes to suit varied requirements of people. Brass and silver Lakshmi-Ganesh decoratives are fast catching up as very popular as Diwali gifts.

Torans or Door Hangings: Torans, Bandhanwars or Door Hangings are the most important of all Diwali decorative items and Diwali Decorative Gift. Torans are used to beautify the main entrance and the door to the worship room of Goddess Lakshmi. Diwali Torans are handcrafted and come embellished with embroidery, bells, beads, mirror, shells, image of Lord Ganesha etc.

IMAGE 4Flowers: The addition of an array of fresh cut flowers is a significant part of celebrating Diwali. It adds colour, beauty and a wonderful natural scent to the festivities. They can be included in vassel, or hung on walls and doorways in the form of garlands. Especially popular choices are Marigolds, lilies, roses and jasmine.

Outdoor lighting: Diwali decorations are not be limited to the interior of your home as it can spread including your outdoor spaces too.

“The festival of light is full of delight. Double you charm on this Diwali by decorating your homes. May this article will help you. !! Happy Diwali!!”