Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Diwali - The Festival of Lights's Photos - How to Decorate Our House On Diwali
A host of traditional Decorative Items are used in Hindu households to redecorate the house on Diwali. Besides, presenting a bright new outlook, these also lent a joyful feel of the festival to the house. Presented below is a brief description of some of the most popular Diwali Decorative Items.
Torans or Door Hangings
Torans, Bandhanwars or Door Hangings call what you may are the most important of all Diwali decorative items. These are used to adorn the main entrance door and that of the worship room to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Diwali Toran are handcrafted and come embellished with embroidery, bells, beads, mirror, shells, image of Lord Ganesha etc. Torans are very much in vogue these days and are the most fashionable Diwal Decorative Gift.
The word, ‘Deepavali’ means rows of lamps. This explains why Diyas are an integral part of the festival. The traditional Diwali Diyas or lamps have witnessed a makeover in past few years. Erstwhile they were the sole creation of the potter’s wheel but today they are being handled by creative designers and craftsman who paint and turn diyas in innovative shapes and pattern. Wax filled diyas are the very much in demand as they are more convenient to use than the conventional oil ones. Brass and aluminum diyas are also quite popular. These days one can find a variety of ready to gift Diyas sets in the market.
Aromatic and designer candles are an important Diwali decorative item. Besides, illuminating the house they present a calm and soothing atmosphere. Just as Diyas, candles too have undergone a major transformation in terms of looks. Today they come in artistic shapes and innovative designs. It is considered auspicious and blissful to light floating candles in a glass pot filled with water and decorated with flower petals. One can browse through a variety of candles in popular Diwali shopping sites and order them for dear ones as Diwali gift.
Diwali Lanterns and Lamps come in variety of shapes and material ranging from clay and paper to glass, brass and marble. They are considered to be an important Diwali decorations item as they turn a room bright in an artistic manner. Diwali Lamp are a wonderful gift for those wishing to redecorate their house.
Wall Hangings adorned with the image of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are a popular Diwali decorative item. As the festival is a traditional one, wall hangings with ethnic touch are preferred over others. Embroidered cloth panels too work wonderfully as a Deepavali decorative.