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Ganesh Chaturthi is an auspicious day when we invoke the Lord Ganesha. He is the Lord of wisdom, good fortune, prosperity and success. Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that is celebrated with utmost joy and happiness. This day people bring home the idol of Lord Ganesh and pray for his blessings.
Traditional Process of Worshipping Lord Ganesha
While installing the idol of lord Ganesh mantras and prayers are chanted. Then 5 flowers are bestowed near the feet of Lord Ganesha, this is called padya samarpan. Then the idol is bathed by panchamrita snaman. Modak, considered as the favourite dish of Ganpati is offered to Ganesh Ji. The priest comes to home and does the rest of the worship process. The worship is done for a day and half, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days according to the family tradition. Ideally, the festival is celebrated for 10 days and on the day of immersion, there is a musical and colourful celebration on the streets. The best part of this day is how beautiful the house looks and the reunion with the friends and families.
Let’s go more creative this year and impress our guests with the Home Decoration:
1. Fairy Lights for a Fairy Sight
Nothing looks more astonishing than the union of small bright lights in the dark. So, choose a string of blue, yellow or white light and place it in the background of pooja ghar (temple). This will instantly give an amazing view of the puja ghar (temple) and you can show your creativity to the people who come to your home. Use Flipkart coupons and buy beautiful fairy lights for you home.
2. Design your Favourite Rangoli
No Indian festival looks complete without a burst of rangoli on the floor. Choose bright colours like red, yellow, blue, and show your artistic side by drawing the rangoli. You can ask kids and other people to join you as it will be a fun group activity.
3. Mandap Theme to Stand Out
You can choose a theme to decorate your madap, it could be a star theme where you can place stars, moon and clouds, that would lit up in the dark, or nature theme consisting of waterfalls, Himalayas, greenery. This way your madap would look the best and inspirational for others.
4. Eco Ganesh ji for a Safer Environment
People are now aware of the harmful effects on marine life of the harsh material used in murtis (idols). So, they are buying more of eco-friendly Ganesh ji for the immersion in water. You should also consider the harmful side effects of a normal idol (murti) and install an eco-friendly Ganesh ji in your home.
5. Place Beautiful Flower Strings
The flower strings on the entrance doors or mandap walls look really refreshing. Line the marigold flowers string along with strings of other flowers in alternate order to bring freshness to the decoration.
6. A Chariot for the Royal Look
That is the coolest and most innovative kind of mandap that you can install in your house. Take a thermocol and paint it with shiny golden or silver colour. Cut it in the shape of a chariot (rath) and place this around the mandap. This will instantly give a royal and grand look to your mandap.
7. The Grand Entrance Gate
Let people know that you are celebrating this Ganesh Chaturthi with utmost zeal. For this install beautiful lights on the entrance gate in the shape of Ganeshji, diya or whatever you like. This will create the curiosity among other people to get a peek of your decorated home.
8. Buy Traditional Earthen Diya
The light of an earthen diya (cup shaped oil lamp)has its own charm. Place these beautiful diyas from your entrance to the mandap along with small rangolis at each corner. This will bring the festive vibe around your home.
9. Clean Everything
It’s not an easy task to clean every single corner of your home on the daily basis. During this festival keep your home squeaky clean as the guest is Lord Ganesh himself.
10. Balloon Decoration for Ganesh Puja
Balloons are not only for a birthday parties or family occasions. This Ganesh Chaturthi you can decorate the mandap with balloons in the background to give a unique look.
Many online websites are celebrating this propitiousday by giving Ganesh Chaturthi offers. So, make the best use of these offers and buy new clothes and accessories online to enjoy this day. Wish you all a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi !!