Hindu festival called Diwali or known by many people as the festival of lights, takes place during the months of October to mid-November. It’s celebrated to mark the victory or god within the evil. It marks the day of Lord rama ‘s re-entery to ayodhya after killing evil king Ravana. This five-day celebration is gifted with India’s rich culture and significant faith. All throughout this momentous occasion Hindus and tourists alike can enjoy the different ways of celebrating Diwali.
Fireworks, lighting of Diyas or small clay oil lamps and sharing of sweets a few of the traditions being practiced during this time, to name a few. For most Hindu families, Diwali is the fact that time of the year where their artistry and creativity comes to display as they prepare and decorate their homes for the festivities. Here are some tips and ideas in decorating your home for Diwali festival 2014.
Rangolis are colourful geometric patterns drawn on the floor to welcome Lakshmi Mata or even the Goddess of Wealth. The designs are generally made with colored sawdust, chalk, flour or rice-grain. Drawing Rangoli patterns while watching the courtyards or the entrance of the home on religious occassions is an extremely old custom in India. Lots of creativity and hard work is active in the making of Rangoli designs. This Diwali, you are able to help your mom by making some Rangoli patterns yourself. All you need to do is, take a number of rice grains and soak them in various colors overnight; dry in sun the following day. Next, draw any design you want with wet chalk and simply fill it with the colored rice. Simple designs like swastika, feet of Goddess Lakshmi or picture of Lord Ganesha not only look beautiful but they are very auspicious. The beauty of your Rangoli can further be enhanced should you place a traditional Diwali diya in the middle of your design and lightweight it.
Diyas and Candles
Diyas and candles are an integral part of Diwali decorations. Adorn every nook and corner of your home with splendid diyas and candles on Diwali. These days, these items come in varied and artistic designs made specially for that occasion of Diwali. It’s even better if you buy some incensed sticks or aromatic candles with various fragrance. Light it instead of worship at your home. These will enliven the environment of your home as well create a divine atmosphere.
For outdoor light decorations, you can buy some electric lights. You will find electric string lights, lighting pipe, tiny bulbs etc to adorn your yards and gardens. Strings of electrical lights are perfect to adorn mantles and doorways, rafters, roof lines, and porch railings of your home.
Diwali is the ‘Festival of Lights’ and thus everyone wants to light up their homes as best as possible. Decorative lamps really are a popular item to brighten all the rooms of your home on Diwali. With a number of lamps available in the market, you are sure to look for a set of them of your choice. They are available in various shapes and sizes and of materials which range from glass to brass to marble and so on. Buy a number of these and illumine your house this Diwali.