The festival of Lights is here; Prepare Your Home for Diwali

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Diwali is a religious festival of lights that originated in India and is celebrated annually, marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year. This year, Diwali will be observed from the 3rd to the 6th of November. Diwali is undoubtedly one of the biggest festivals in India. Every year, at the end of autumn, people come together in all corners of the country, to rejoice in this beautiful festival. 

The most important aspect of the celebration of this festival is undoubtedly the plethora of rituals performed on different days to please the gods and goddesses. The act of expressing honour, beholding a god in worship, and giving devotion is referred to as puja in Hinduism culture. Each ritual has huge significance in Hindu mythology and is believed to bring happiness and prosperity to the devotees. So lets us look at a few main pooja/ritual items that you cannot do without. These items are available at Exotic India aiding you to complete your shopping festival in a jiffy!

Pre-Diwali Preparation

Items that belong in pooja should be purchased a week ago. Put the worship material in a solid and compressed box by lord Ganesh box so you would not face any hindrance or hurdle that favourable evening when you are performing your Diwali ritual with your family. 

Items used in puja should be regarded as sacrosanct and should be placed on a red cloth and perform worship rites wisely. As a result, Exotic India has put together this selection of ritual objects, including puja, to allow everyone to express their spirituality.

Lamps and Diyas

The word Diwali (Deepavali) itself means rows of lights (Dee-Light and Vali- Row). On this day, we decorate our house with lamps and diyas. Lighting diyas is a part of prayer. Any ceremony, celebration, occasion and new endeavour begins with the lightening of a lamp. Diya is important in Hinduism because it represents purity, goodness, good fortune, and power. The presence of light wards off darkness and weakens the evil powers. Exotic India has a wide range of exquisite lamps and diyas. We also have unique lamps with small goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh figurines and multilayered lamps which would enhance your diwali experience. Let us have a look at some of the exclusive lamps from our collection.

 Goddess Lakshmi Diya

Large-sized Multilayered Diya Lamp


Lakshmi Ganesha Auspicious Lamps

A one-of-a-kind lamp, that fills your home with divine light and sattva guna. The majestic and awe-inspiring set of lamps would raise illumination to a divine level. It has a radiance that is, enhanced with a dual luminescence-producing system. It possesses a star-shaped candle holder in the lower part that extends over a perfectly carved stand that is adorned with totally exciting peacocks and an intricate yet lovely design that portrays elegance, revealing another petal-shaped lamp as it advances upwards. The fabulous enlighteners are divinely blessed, with the small figurines of Ganesha and Lakshmi that are finely carved over the lamp head. The intricate engravings along the central stem of this lamp would make this a unique item of home decor.

Lakshmi Ganesha Auspicious Lamps

 

Goddess Lakshmi Large Diya with Peacock Aureole

Small diyas burn out quite easily. A large diya that weighs 4.6 kg would keep the spirit of Diwali alive for almost a week. Exotic India has a large collection of spirited lamps that can be lightened up in your office settings as well.

Goddess Lakshmi Large Diya with Peacock Aureole

 

Handheld Aarti Diyas

This is another useful item that can be used for performing the aarti of Goddess Lakshmi during the pooja. This handheld diya is comfortable for people to hold during rituals, with its long handle, perfectly curved end and lightweight providing easy grip.

 

Handheld Aarti Diya

 

Ganesh-Lakshmi Puja

 

Ganesh-Lakshmi puja is one of the most important rituals conducted during the Diwali holiday. This ritual is performed to attract Goddess Lakshmi into one's home. It is considered fortunate when she enters your house late that evening. Auspicious charan paduka for the special occasion is available on our website. The charan padukas are engraved with the quintessence of Diwali as you can notice the decorated images of Om, swastika and conch. Hindus lay the foundation on Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha together. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, luxury and prosperity and Ganesh is the lord of intellect and wisdom, and he is revered as the remover of obstacles.

Charan Padukas with Auspicious Figures

Bathe the established deities with a ritual spoon so the statue of two pairs and establish pooja chowki. Put the statuettes of Goddess Laksmi and lord Ganesh on a throne by Exotic as it is reflected in Vedas that the deities we worship should be placed where the rest of the devotees could maintain eye contact with them. As, they are not above us but with us, when we are performing these rituals, they could sit on a throne. Now take a copper vessel filled with water and a ritual spoon so you could wash their feet. 

Prepare a pooja thali and add silver/gold coin (preferably Lakshmi Ganesha coin) and worship materials like roli, rice, coconut, oil, sweets and Shri Lakshmi yantra. Yantras are religiously used to keep all forms of illness and evil. It has proven to be effective in Puranas and Vedic periods. Goddess Lakshmi yantra represents divine happiness, mental and spiritual satisfaction, and prosperity and should be established the evening of Diwali. Leisurely, start taking out the worship material from The Ganesh Box. Place the Kalash (silver/bronze pot) beside Goddess Laksmi and Lord Ganesh. Fill the Kalash with water and put one betel nut, one marigold flower, a coin and some rice grains. Place five mango leaves on the Kalash in a circular design. Place your business/accountancy book and other wealth/business-related items in front of the idol as it is the night the goddess Lakshmi showers you with eternal blessing and good fortune. Add your family ritual by adding Sterling Silver Ringed Laxmi Charan Paduka Pendant. Gift these adorable pendants to children in your house, locality or neighbourhood to maintain the spirit and holiness of Diwali.

                 

 Coconut Kalash for Ganesha Worship                                                                        

               

        Lakshmi Ganesha Silver Coin 

                                                                                                                                       

 

Goddess Lakshmi Puja Thali
       

Rangolis

How can Diwali be complete without colourful rangolis in our house and courtyards? The Rangolis are not just pleasing to the eyes, but it also has significance, vibrant colours are used to adorn the entrance and courtyards as a sacred gesture to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Cleanliness and decorations are rituals to make this time more aesthetic and pleasing. Coloured rice, flour and flower petals are some of the materials that are used to make patterns such as foliate motifs and paisley designs.

 

Rangoli Stencil Strainer

 

 

Other Home décor items

Gaja Ganesha Auspicious Urli 


It is a wonderful Vastu element as well as a home design item for both your home and workplace during Diwali. Urlis filled with water and surrounded by flowers, petals, or other attractive objects in a spot is considered lucky. Water is one of the five elements, and the water element in the urli functions as a remover of negative vibes and shields from evil eyes, black magic, and other unpleasant auras present in the area. Overall a Ganesha Urli would remove evil obstacles from your life.

Gaja Ganesha Urli

 

Ganesha Wall Hanging Toran

This set of nine hangings minimum of one and a maximum of five lamps in a row is an auspicious item that can be used to adorn your entrance your living room, puja room or even your entrance hall. Bring home this divine wall art today and bring good luck and prosperity.

Ganesha Wall Hanging Toran

Agarbatti Stand

The beautiful collection of incense burning holders sold by Exotic India is an ideal puja accessory during Diwali. It can also be used as a meaningful gift to your near and dear ones for Diwali.

 

Lotus Agarbatti Stand

The list is not complete. There are more than two hundred items in our vast array of puja and ritual items that can make your Diwali the best. Browse through various categories to find what your heart needs to make this Diwali the most memorable and festive.

 

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