During Ganesh Chaturthi, there is a Madhyana Puja Shubh Muhurat, which takes place between 11:05 a.m. and 1:38 p.m.
According to the Hindu calendar, the lively festival falls on the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada. But before the auspicious day arrives, there is still much to do.
According to the ritual, one should clean the house, set up a place where Ganesha idol will be housed and also prepare the platform/stage for worship. But don’t sweat, as you prepare for the happy festival and bring lord Ganesha to your home, we bring you some suggestions that can help you decorate your house to welcome lord Ganesha this Ganesh Chaturthi.
Flowers are not only eco-friendly, they also enhance the environment with their beautiful colors and earthy, natural scent. You can use different types and colors of flowers to decorate your house for the festival.
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If buying fresh flowers seems like a hassle and you are not a plant owner, you can also get artificial flowers to add the same effect to your decor. You can also continue to recycle and reuse these artificial flowers for many different occasions and celebrations.
Eco-friendly lamps, Diyas and soft light garlands
Lights are essential to the decoration of Ganesh Chaturthi as they symbolize the 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.
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diyas of the market. There are also brass lamps and
diyas which not only look stylish, but also come in various sizes and patterns best suited to suit your decorating choice.
If you host Lord Ganesha’s idol for a short time during the 11-day festival, you can also add fruits to your decoration.
You can arrange different plates with art or fruit decor. They are not only eco-friendly but also smart because you can use the decoration as prasad and offer it to devotees as prasad.
If you want to try doing it yourself this year, we’ve got you covered too. You can set up your home and get it ready for Ganesh Chaturthi using tools already available at home. If you have a lot of cardboard boxes lying around the house or gift wrapping paper, you can use them and prepare a
Chowki or a small family temple. Use paint or colored paper to add patterns and colors to your decor.
You can make flowers or different decorative elements using origami papers and following the step by step guide via easy YouTube tutorial. Trying out DIY decor for the festival will not only make you feel involved but also bring a very personal touch to the celebration as it can be done with friends, family, couple or alone.