The festival of light, Diwali or Deepawali, is round the corner. Traditionally, there are certain motifs and symbols related to Diwali which need to be used for decoration during the festival.
Besides rangoli, other Diwali mofits are lotus, earthen lamp or diya, paper lantern, candle, foot prints, fish, peacock, Ganesha, Swastika, interfaced triangles, conch shell, kalasha, sun, Om, owl, elephant, moon and zodiac sings.
Two interfaced triangles stand for Saraswati, another Goddess worshiped during Diwali, and this motif is quite common during Diwali. Encircling fringe of this symbol is decorated with eight-petal lotus flower, and outer circle is often decorated with Lakshmi’s footprints repeated in four corners.
Paper lantern or kandil is the best motif to usher in the festival of lights. A string paper lanterns nicely displayed in front of house look graceful magnificent.
Diwali is festival of joyful engagement in cleaning, decorating the house and merriment. Don’t spoil the traditional grace of the festival by buying the market-made stuff for decoration. Decorate your house with full enthusiasm in self-created motifs by involving every member of the family.