Diwali, when you hear that the festival is nearing you tend to plan about a lot of things. Cleaning home, shopping new stuff, lightening the home, decoration, sending sweets to relatives, etc. but there is one more ritual attached to Diwali, and that is toran. Toran is a traditional hanging seen in Indian households during festive occasions, like Diwali. It fits perfectly into the archways of doors and at the entrance of homes. The flowers and beads are hung on the doorways, pathways, and windows. And it gives the festive mood enhancement and also adds on to the decor of the house.
Hanging a toran at the door is considered as a promising sign. This decorative toran are fastened to welcome goddess Lakshmi to the households. You can either make toran by yourself in different ways to create varied effects or buy it from the market.
Here is a brief description of different types of toran you may use during Diwali.
These toran hangings are perfect for the doors, made from aromatic flowers. You may use artificial flowers which can be washed and re-used next year. But the real fresh flowers look much more lively though they last for a shorter duration.
Beaded toran hangings are made of different colored beads. They are noted for their visual appeal. Available in wide-ranging combinations, some of them look like crystals. You can attempt to make this beaded toran yourself using large beads and flowers. While making a bead toran, make sure to use traditional colors like red, brown, orange, and yellow.
Thread toran is known for being classic. They are generally made from different colored threads. They celebrated with other decorative accessories and appeared high on windows.
Toran With Conventional Motifs
These toral hangings come with conventional motifs like the swastika, Om, beetle leaves, etc. These toran hangings provide an excellent finishing touch to the house. Bright colors like red, orange, and yellow improve the appeal. You might as well cut pictures of Swastika and Om from old cards.