5 DECORATIVE ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR DIWALI COMPLETE
Decorating the house forms a major part of the celebrations leading up to Diwali. From lights to candles to diyas; every little thing that you bring home has its own significance as well as charm. They not only lend a new look to your house but also fill it up with festive cheer & joy.
Here is a list of 5 such decorative items without which the festival of lights would be incomplete:
Also known as door hangings, these beautiful pieces of handcrafted wonders adorn almost every house entrance during the festival season. Make them yourself or take your pick from the variety of colourful ones made out of paper, fabric, beads etc. easily available in the market. What’s even better is that torans make for a beautiful and elegant Diwlai gift.
The staple of every Diwali celebration, diyas form the most intrinsic and significant part of the festival of lights. Infact, Deepawali, the festival of lights, derives its name from the rows of diyas (earthen pots) light up together. Traditional diyas are used to light up every corner of the house as a symbol of enlightenment and to welcome hope, prosperity, knowledge and happiness.
What is Diwali without lights! To illuminate each corner of the house nowadays different types of candles are being used. From aromatic ones to beautifully handcrafted ones to floating ones, the artistic shapes and innovative designs of candles not just adds to the beauty and elegance of the house but also transforms it into something truly magnificent.
4) Decorative lamps
Diwali lamps come in many forms, shapes & sizes. These lanterns are done up to add style and beauty to your home. Whether you opt for a marble lamps or a more traditional brass lamp, the interiors of your house are bound to light up and look truly magical. Also, decorative lamps make for an ideal Diwali gift.
5) Sculptures & Idols
No Diwali is complete without bringing home the idols of Lord Ganesha & Goddess Laxmi home. Their presence in every home is considered highly auspicious around this time of the year and a special puja is also performed for prosperity, happiness, material abundance and health. Idols of both the gods are easily available in beautiful designs all across and among them, brass & silver ones are among the most popular and sold items.