One of the highlights of Diwali is vivacious
Puja thali decorations. Check out the article and learn how to decorate
Puja Thali Decoration
Though people often relate Diwali to the crackers,
lights and sweets, the most important aspect of the Diwali is the
Lakshmi-Ganesh Poojan. People all over the country worship the Goddess
of Wealth and the God of Wisdom this day in order to seek wisdom and
prosperity in their home. The Lakhsmi-Ganesh Poojan is a very elaborate
affair where the entire family sits together and offers prayers to the
deities with several auspicious materials like flowers, sandalwood,
kumkum, aroma sticks, diya and panchamrits.
In order to accumulate the entire Pooja material, it is always
advisable to arrange them into a Pooja Thali. Though the decorated
Diwali pooja thalis containing all the puja accessories can be purchased
from the market but the satisfaction and the pleasure of decorating this
special thali yourself is a divine feeling. Decoration of a pooja thali
is not a very tedious phenomenon; in fact if you have a little interest
in arts and crafts, making this thali would be an interesting activity
for you. You can also take guidelines from the tips given below.
How To Decorate Pooja Thali
- Take a thali of your choice, made of steel, gold, silver, brass
or any other metal. This thali could be in various shapes like
round, oval or any other. It would be preferable if you chose a
thali with little engravings and designs as you will need to
decorate them much.
- Cover the thali with colorful designer packing paper sheet or
cloth and put all the pooja accessories in the thali. Alternatively,
you can also spread ghee or butter on the plate and take some roli
in a small bowl and mix little water in it to make a paste and draw
the holy symbols such as the 'Om', the 'Swastika' and the 'Shree' on
the thali with the roli paste.
- You can cover the thali with the betel leaves, which will make
your thali look green, and when you put the colorful puja
accessories in the thali, it will look just beautiful.
- Cover the puja thali with petals of flowers like marigold, rose
or any other. Decorate various designs with single color petals or a
combination of different colors.
- You can also decorate your puja thali with different rangoli
colors and place diyas over it.
- You can also decorate the thali with rice grains and vermilion
and place some flowers over it along with Diyas and incense sticks.
- If you want to be experimental with your pooja chali you can also
decorate it with water paint by making different kinds of colorful
motifs like swastika and Om. If you are not adept at painting
designs, then you can also paste stickers on the thali. It is
advisable to choose patterns that look ethnic and truly Indian.