Tips on how to blend Diwali decor with Vaastu

  • Namita S Kalla, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2014 20:05 IST

Vaastu plays a pivotal role in bringing in happiness and prosperity to your home. With Diwali right around the corner, we bring you some small yet effective ways to decorate your home according to Vastu.

Make space: Throw away unused things, so as to give way to newer things. Avoid stacking your home with old materials that aren't of any use. De-clutter your home and bring in prosperity and positive energy.

Bandhanmal / Toran: Your entrance should be lively and inviting. A beautiful Toran in bright colours attracts Laxmi. Besides, you should also go natural by using a Toran made of mango leaves and fresh marigold flowers. It ensures happiness, positivity, and good luck.

Diya: Light up the entrance of your home with earthen divas. Don't forget to place diya in the south-east corner, also called the 'Agni cone.' Diya placed at the entrance is an invitation to goddess Laxmi. Be the first to place a diya on your entrance to attract the goddess' attention.

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Rangoli: Colourful rangoli patterns made with bright colours and fresh flowers help to bring in good luck and prosperity. Make a rangoli at the entrance and in the puja room.

Flowers: Place bright and fresh flowers across your home, except in the bedroom. Torans made of fresh flowers bring happiness and cheer in the family.

Sweets: Bring a kilo of sugar on Diwali day, and add some of it to your sugar container in the kitchen. This ensures sweetness and good luck in your family all through the year.

Puja: Aways keep a smiling Ganesha idol in your puja room. Remember to put a sticker of Ganesha behind every Ganesha idol. Pray facing the North-East, East or North, directions. This brings happiness, good luck, prosperity, and success.

Note: Tips shared by Raman Dutta, noted Vaastu and Feng Shui Consultant

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