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Gift your mom good luck!

Express your love towards your mother by gifting her some thoughtful Feng Shui items which may be ideal for Mother’s Day. Bamboo is a good gift as it brings solid support, and long life. Here're more gifts...

india Updated: May 08, 2010 16:53 IST
Raman Datta
Raman Datta
Hindustan Times

Feng ShuiThe concept of celebrating Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May is new in India and only recently it has gained popularity. But the reason behind the success of Mother’s Day in India can be attributed to the emotions, which are attached to festivals. Here are some thoughtful Feng Shui items which may be ideal for Mother’s Day.

Bamboo is a good gift as it brings solid support, and long life. The number of stalks of the bamboo that you give her to show support in specific area of her life. If she is looking for change in career — give her one stalk of bamboo, for happiness give her three stalks, for better health give her five stalks, for wealth give her eight stalks, good fortune give her nine stalks and for general prosperity 21 stalks.

Any statue of an elephant gifts her with luck and fortune, but a white one will fulfill her hearts desire.

A picture of female horse symbolises the essence of motherhood. And if placed in far back right hand corner of the house or bedroom, will help mother to safeguard the resilience of the family.

Jade is supposed to have miraculous power, any jewellry made of jade will give better health and long life.

Ceramic or terracotta large pot placed in the southwest corner of the house brings good fortune. Keep it empty to attract chi because vacuum energies.

A painting of a mountain is excellent when placed in southwest for harmony and happiness at home.

Rosemary plant symbolises female financial independence and all mothers will appreciate it.

Essential oils enhance the atmosphere. The quality of the air influences the way we feel and how much energy we have, usually without our being aware of it.

Wind chimes help in making atmosphere at home more calm and relaxed, a medium size metal chime with hollow tubes, can raise the Chi. Wind chimes at the entrance are an invaluable aid to strengthening family health.

Crystals disseminate, scatter, and activate energies almost anywhere in the house, and are considered to bring good luck.

A water feature in your house can be extremely valuable asset, especially if it is placed in the North or Eastern sector. Fresh, clean, sparkling water is symbolic of good health and better cash flow of the family members. Any kind of water feature — a fish aquarium or water fountain placed in your living room can get you more prosperity and that is all what your mother needs.

The writer is a Vaastu and Feng Shui consultant and can be reached at

First Published: May 07, 2010 17:02 IST