Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is one of the most celebrated festivals in India, especially in Maharashtra. The festival is observed for 11 days with great joy, religious joyful songs, devotion and sweets.
During Ganesh Chaturthi, there is a Madhyana Puja Shubh Muhurat, which comes between 11:05 AM and 1:38 PM.
As per the Hindu calendar, the vibrant festival falls on the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada. But before the auspicious day arrives, a lot needs to be done.
As per the ritual, one should clean the house, set up a place where Ganesha’s idol will be housed and also prepare the platform/stage for worshipping. But sweat not, as you get ready for the cheerful festival and bringing the lord Ganesha to your home, we bring you a few suggestions that can help decorate your home to host lord Ganesha this Ganesh Chaturthi.
Flowers are not only eco-friendly but they also lift up the surroundings with their beautiful colours and earthy, natural fragrance. You can use different types and colours of flowers to decorate your house for the festival.
If buying fresh flowers seems like a hassle and you’re not a plant owner, then you can also get artificial flowers to add the same effect to your decoration. You can also later keep recycling and reusing these artificial flowers for several different occasions and celebrations.
Eco-Friendly Lamps, Diyas & Soft String Lights
Lights are crucial to the decoration for Ganesh Chaturthi as it symbolises triumph of good and hope. To illuminate the place of worship where the idol of Ganesha will be housed, you can use candles, diyas or string lights.
You can easily get eco-friendly diyas from the market. There are also brass lamps and diyas which not only look elegant but also come in different sizes and patterns best suited as per your décor choice.
If you are hosting the idol of Lord Ganesha for a short period during the 11-day-long festival, then you can also add fruits to your decoration.
You can set out different plates featuring fruit art or décor. They are not only eco-friendly but also smart as you can use the decoration as prasad and offer it to devotees as prasad.
If you want to try doing it yourself this year, then we have got you covered as well. You can set up your house and make it ready for Ganesh Chaturthi by using tools that are already available at home. If you have a lot of cardboard boxes lying around the house or gift wrapping paper, then you can use those and prepare a chowki or a small home temple. Use paint or coloured paper to add patterns and colours to your décor.
You can make flowers or different décor elements using origami papers and following step-by-step guide via YouTube easy tutorial. Trying DIY décor for the festival will not only make you feel involved but also bring a very personal touch to the celebration as it can either be done with friends, family, partner or alone.