Diwali is a festival of lights and harmony that is celebrated by Hindus from all over the world. This thriving festival is celebrated with great joy and zeal by the followers of Hinduism and is one of the famous festivals in the world. Diwali decorations are worth telling, you would be amazed to see how beautifully, and passionately houses and streets are decorated during the occasion.
There are many ways of decorating your home on Diwali; apart from the traditionally decoration themes, you can even come up with your own ideas. You can also take ideas from your friends and if you're good with arts; creating decorations by yourself should certainly not be a hard task for you.
Diwali Lamps or Diyas:
Diwali is also known as Deepavali (a Sanskrit word) which literally means a row of lamps. The special Diwali clay-oil lamps and lanterns are lighted and arranged in rows adding a great charm to the celebration. These lamps are known as "diyas" in Hindi; these are mainly used for special occasions in Asian countries such as India and Pakistan and are made of clay. The wick that is lighted is made of cotton and is dipped in hair oil or vegetable oil. These are the significant Diwali decoration items and are mainly sold in markets during Diwali times. The sizes of these charming lamps vary and it is believed that the special arrangements of these lamps bring blessings and prosperity. These beautiful lamps are also hanged from balconies, trees and are arranged as series of bulbs.
Aromatic Candle Decorations:
Other Diwali decorative items include the aromatic candles which are highly decorated inside the house as well as outside on the fences of balconies or gardens. These come in different shapes and styles and are lighted and placed in glass pots, usually filled with water, to be floated. The rose petals are sprinkled over the water. It is believed that such candle decorations on Diwali brings good luck and apart from that, these charming candles gives a great look to the room. Most of the gift stores sell charming candles and according to many people, these beautifully designed candles are perfect gift items.
What to Do On This Diwali:
Celebrate Diwali with passion and joy this year; make sure that you get the best decorations items and firecrackers should not be missed. If you're aiming to spend a great Diwali, try hosting a family dinner or a party. Don't forget to buy exciting gifts for your loved ones; buying traditional gifts such as bangles and dresses for your females friends and family member would be a nice way of wishing. Traditional sweets must be bought and gifted to younger members of the family and yes, do avoid eating too much of these as getting sick during the occasion is not recommended.