Rangolis are colourful geometric patterns drawn on the floor to welcome
Lakshmi Mata or the Goddess of Wealth. The designs are commonly made
with colored sawdust, chalk, flour or rice-grain. Drawing Rangoli
patterns in front of the the courtyards or the entrance of the house on
religious occassions is a very old custom in India. A lot of creativity
and hard work is involved in the making of Rangoli designs. This Diwali,
you can help your mom by making some Rangoli patterns yourself. All you
have to do is, take a handful of rice grains and soak them in different
colors overnight; dry in sun the next day. Next, draw any design you
like with wet chalk and simply fill it with the colored rice. Simple
designs like swastika, feet of Goddess Lakshmi or image of Lord Ganesha
not only look beautiful but are very auspicious. The beauty of your
Rangoli can further be enhanced if you place a traditional Diwali diya
in the middle of your design and light 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 the occasion of Diwali. It's even better if you buy some
incensed sticks or aromatic candles with different fragrance. Light it
in the place of worship at your home. These will enliven the
surroundings of your home as well create a divine atmosphere.
Diwali is the ‘Festival of Lights’ and so everyone wants to light up
their homes as best as possible. Decorative lamps are a popular item to
brighten every room of your home on Diwali. With a variety of lamps
available in the market, you are sure to find a set of them of your
choice. These come in various shapes and sizes and of materials ranging
from glass to brass to marble and the like. Buy a number of these and
illumine your home this Diwali.
For outdoor light decorations, you can buy some electric lights. There
are electric string lights, lighting pipe, tiny bulbs etc to adorn your
yards and gardens. Strings of electric lights are perfect to adorn
mantles and doorways, rafters, roof lines, and porch railings of your
Adorn your house with flowers
Flowers are another great item to adorn your home with. Markets offer a
lot of floral items for home decorations that you can buy during Diwali.
You can also buy flowers like roses, lilies and jasmines in dozens.
String some of these into garlands and fix them skillfully in your stair
handles, on the wall or on the entrance door as 'toran's. Attach a
string of electric light with each floral strand. It will look
magnificent. Put some flowers in glasses, pen-stands or glasses to
enhance the beauty of your house.
Your home will look like a living paradise.
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