How To Decorate Diwali Puja Thali


Amidst all the lights and festive cheer that Diwali brings, it is also about paying homage to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. Diwali is never complete without a puja thali. A thali is used to keep things and offerings for the gods and so has to be special. While there are many beautiful and innovative thali designs available in the market, making one on your own and as per your own desire is always a good idea. Here are 5 interesting ways in which you can make your own Diwali puja thali.

1) Velvet Thali

Take a plain steel or brass thali along with velvet cloth in the colour of your choice. Bright shades of yellow, red, blue and green always look pretty and inviting. Cut the cloth according to the diameter of the thali and cover your thali with it. Next, arrange all your puja material like flowers, sweets, puja thread, rice, Ganga jal etc. properly on the thali. You can also add gota or zari borders to vibrancy to it. Your simple yet eye-catching puja thali is ready as an offering to the gods.

2) Mirror Mosaic Thali

A mirror moisac thali not only looks pretty but is also very easy to make. Just take a steel or ceramic plate, and stat sticking different pieces of small mirrors in a pattern of your choice keeping a space of about 1mm in between them. Let it rest for about 5-6 hours. Your stunning mirror mosaic thali is ready for use!

3) Water Filled Thali

Take a plain thali and make colourful designs on it using lace or gota. Next, put water in the thali carefully making sure that it does not overflow. Add rose petals and put a diya in the centre of the thali. Light the diya and voila your beautiful aarti thali is ready.

4) Thali decoration with haldi & roli

Take a steel thali and pill some oil on it. Next, sprinkle a good amount of haldi and roli on it. Now, move the thali in all directions allowing the haldi and roli to mix well. Once the two ingredients have mixed, using a small stick or a pencil create a design of your choice. You can also sprinkle some glitter on top to add some sparkle. Lastly, put all the puja items on the plate & you are ready for a glittering Diwali!

5) Hand-painted thali

A hand-painted thali always looks beautiful and also make for a wonderful Diwali gift for your loved ones. To make this one all you need is few oil paints and loads of creativity. Take a medium sized thali and paint it in colours and patterns of your choice and leave it to dry for 1-2 hours. To use the thali for final aarti, sprinkle it with few rose petals and put all the puja items along with a diya in it.