How to Decorate your House for Diwali in a Traditional Way

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The brightest festival of the year, Diwali is here! Diwali preparations start at least a month before with cleaning of the homes. After the decluttering, people begin with their festive shopping of buying God Idols for the pooja, Diwali gifts for their dear ones, new clothes, sweets. And, the last thing in the Diwali preparations is Diwali decoration.

On the occasion of Diwali, houses are decorated to welcome Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha for prosperity. Homes are also decorated because, on this day, Lord Ram along with Sita and Lakshman, came to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. In their honour, the Ayodhyavaasi decorated their abodes beautifully.

With the sublime thought of helping you, we are going to share with you some traditional Diwali decorations to prep your home for the sparkling festivity.

Flower Decorations

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In the Hindu culture, flowers are auspicious, and universally, they are nature’s finest creations. So, decorating your home with fresh and fragrant flowers is the way to please the deities and to make the home a welcoming place. You can decorate the doors, walls, railings of the stairs with strings and garlands of Marigold. The bright orange and yellow colour of the Marigold is symbolic of new beginnings and holiness. Then in the corners of your home, you can place vases with fresh flowers or potted flowering plants.


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Toran is a decorative door hanging. On Diwali, Mango leaves Torans are hung on main entrances. Torans are hung to please and attract the Goddess of wealth, Maa Lakshmi. Also, mango leaves are propitious in Hinduism and are favourable in absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.

Diyas and Candles

Diwali or Deepavali is the festival of lights. Deepavali, literally means ‘row of light.’ Therefore, on Diwali, the earth gets illuminated with hundreds of thousands of flickering lights. The traditional lighting was done by diyas and candles. You can line the stairs, balconies, rooms with Diwali diyas and candles as decorations. Even in your Rangolis, you can light up diyas and candles.


Bandarwals are another decorative door hanging item. Decorating the house of Diwali calls for hanging Shubh Diwali, Happy Diwali Bandarwals, designer bandarwals on the doors of the homes. You can make the bandarwals on your own using crafts material, or you can buy it from the stores in different designs and patterns.


Colourful and beautiful Rangolis are made at the entrance during Diwali. Rangolis are made because the purpose is to feel the strength, generosity, and it is thought to bring good luck. Traditionally, Rangolis are made from coloured powder and flower petals.

These were the five traditional Diwali decoration ideas that will make your abode festive ready and will attract goodness and prosperity. Happy Diwali from us to you all!

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