Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India. Diwali is important not only for its religious significance, but also for the happiness of getting together with friends and family. Diwali has many legends associated with it; almost all of them depict the victory of good over evil. The most significant belief associated with Diwali is that it is on this day that Goddess Lakshmi appeared while devas and asuras churned the Ocean of milk. It is also believed that Goddess Lakshmi visits every household on this auspicious day. Hence, people decorate their homes to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Special puja dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi is also conducted on this day. Preparations start much ahead of the occasion and people decorate their home with traditional decorative items like lamps, wall hangings, rangolis etc. However, modern decorative items like electric bulbs and other such things are also being used to embellish the houses. Let us have a look at some of the finest Diwali decoration ideas.
Diwali is popularly known as the 'festival of lights'. So, no Diwali decorations can be thought of, without considering diyas. It is a tradition to decorate houses on Diwali with earthen lamps. Lamps of beautiful designs, shapes and colors are now available in the market and those embellished with sequins,beads, minakari work etc. are in great demand during Diwali. Panchmukhi floral diyas attached with idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganeshcan add a special festive ambience to your decorations. So, this Diwali, decorate your home with sequentially arranged diyas all over your house.
Candles And Lanterns
Diwali lanterns alsocalled 'AakashKandil' are in popular demand not only to illuminate your home, but also to create the perfect festive ambience. You may get floating candles as well. You get decorative candles adorned with colored stones, glittersand mirrors.All of these items are the perfect Diwali decors for your home.
Rangolis, colorful designed made on the floor, is a traditional Diwali decor. Rangoli is usually made using flour paste, colored chalk, and crushed limestone. Now, ready-made rangoli powders are available in the market. Rangolis are usually adorned with diyas, flowers etc. You may use your creativity to decorate your rangoli and make it unique. Common rangolidesigns include Goddess Lakshmi seated in lotus, animals, geometrical patterns and sceneries.
Torans or wall hangings are also a great traditional home decor, perfect to be used on this festive occasion. Toransare usually used to decorate the entrance at the door. There are different designs of torans adorned with bells, beads, and mirrors which can add great sparkle to the entire decor. Images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh are also hung on the wall. These wall hangings come with ethnic embroidery work and designsthat add a traditionalcharm to your decorations.
Flowers are the best decorative, both for interiors and exteriors. Pick garlands of colorful flowers like rose, marigold, jasmine etc. and fix them along your stair handles to create a festive ambience. You may also use string of lights combined with flowers to add to the elegance of your Diwali decorations.
Decorating home can often be tedious but the joy of the festival takes away all the tiredness and makes this the memorable moments of your life. So, on this Diwali, decorate your home with your friends and family using the above mentioned ideas and welcome goddess Lakshmi.