Ganeshotsav celebrated every year in Mumbai is just around the corner. Devotees invite the lord of prosperity and success every year for a few days this time of the year. Welcoming such an esteemed guest in our households involves lots of planning and arrangements. Following are some easy decoration ideas that can help you give your usual festivities a new twist at affordable prices.
Use Of Thermocol Sheets
Available in many sizes and widths a thermocol sheet is the most widely used material for decoration and building mandaps. Readymade mandaps are available in the market; however, you can add a personal touch by designing one this year on your own or even better by making it a family project.
Flowers are the most common and natural items that can be used in decorations. Available in many colors, they provide not only visual pleasure but also a pleasant aroma and add to the sanctity of the place. Fresh flowers can be used every day or even every alternate day; however, if you want something, more long-lasting artificial flowers are always an option.
Scarves And Dupattas
Also available in myriad colors a beautiful fabric can look wonderful assisted by some lighting or on its own. Especially shimmery fabrics in different colors look very pleasing. Embroidered heavy saris can also be used to give your decorations a touch of ethnicity.
Diyas And Lights
Diyas are an auspicious ritual thing in Hinduism but if you want to decorate in a modern way then the markets are over flooded by different types of lights and electric bulbs. A simple lamp, when used cleverly, can make all the difference. Rotating bulbs and crystal spheres can also be used to add glamour. Traditional touch can be added through the use of diyas.
Making rangoli is the traditional way of welcoming a guest in Hindu religion. Readymade rangoli templates are available in the market to choose from. You can even use flowers to make one and decorate it with diyas and glitter.
With the rising pollution and the threat of global warming, Eco-friendly decorations are becoming more popular. Use of thermocol and plastic harmful colors and idols made of plaster of Paris are harmful to the environment. Eco-friendly decorations use natural materials, which are biodegradable for decoration.