Diwali or Deepavali is the Indian festival of lights. This is a five day Hindu festival, which begins with Dhanteras. This year in 2013, Dhanteras is on November 1. Dhanteras is the day it is believed Goddess Lakshmi visits all houses and blesses them with wealth and prosperity. People buy gold, silver, and steel utensils on this day. November 2 is Naraka Chaturdashi. This is the day it is believed Goddess Kali killed Narakasura the evil demon. November 3 is Diwali the main day when we worship Goddess Lakshmi and pray for a better world. November 4 is Govardhan Puja when it is believed Lord Krishna defeated Indra. A mound of grain is kept signifying the Govardhan mountain and worshipped. November 5 is Bhau Beej when brothers are worshipped by their sisters for a long and happy life.
With Diwali having so many days to celebrate, you would be getting ready to set your house to look the best. You would also be wondering how to decorate your house for Diwali. Let us see how best we could do this.
Diwali without diyas is incomplete. Get some new diyas from the market and paint them with your choice of colours. Keep them all around the house and light up the lamp of hope and prosperity at home.
The message of flowers is the best way to express happiness and what better way to do it than to have a beautiful rangoli with colourful flowers. this is a very common practice followed by people in Kerala during their Onam festival. You could replicate this in Diwali this year.
It is very easy to make your own paper lanterns. Get the best designs and make simple lanterns and hang them all over your house. This is the best way you could make your house look vibrant.
Apart from the rangoli, this Diwali have flower bowls around the house. The fragrance, the beauty is something incomparable.
Floor Your Guests with the best Art forms
Decorate your floor with the best. Use sawdust, chalk, coloured powder anything but make it look colourful. Make sure you try tto make the sign of the Mangal Kalash in whatever you do.
Diwali is a festival of lights. So you should have the lights all around the house. Make sure you have the best in tow and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling gems in your life.
Get the Pooja thali ready and you are sure to make it a very special Diwali this year.