Happy Diwali greetings to all IL family...Few ideas.

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  1. subbutr

    subbutr Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Friends,

    Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali Greetings...
    Diwali Pooja Thali Decorations

    Innovative and attractive craft items, beautifully decorated pooja thalis are meant both for the home and for gift giving. Pretty pooja thalis are specially decorated for the festive season of Diwali. Available in lovely shapes, these Diwali Pooja `Thalis' make for pretty festive gifts. The range is wide, the price varies with the commodity and the quality is to be vouched for. Creativity, innovation and decoration is the key for such business ventures.

    Aarti Thali Decoration with Kumkum and Lots of Flowers!!Material Required - Thali of any material (Steel, Copper, Brass), Ghee, Vibrant flowers(such as red, pink, yellow, white etc.), 5 diyas, Cotton wicks, Bell, Camphor along with the camphor holder.
    1. Get a steel thali of atleast medium to large size.
    2. The thali should be either of steel, copper or brass.
    3. Take 2 teaspoons of ghee & spread it gently all over the thali.
    4. Sprinkle some Kumkum on the evenly spread ghee thali.
    5. Now draw a figure such as a Lotus flower with your finger.
    6. Beautify the look further with flowers.
    7. Prepare a beautiful garland made either with white or yellow flowers.
    8. Fill up the the inside of the figure's with some red or pink flowers.
    9. Fill up the outside part of the figure's shape with white and yellow flowers.
    10. Leave some space between the figure's shape & thali's border.
    11. Make use of either of these puja accessories as abil, gulal, chandan, sindoor or haldi to highlight the inside part of the border.
    12. One can even use tulsi leaves or flower petals.
    13. For placing of the diyas, make 5 spaces. Diyas should have cotton wicks soaked in ghee.
    14. Put the bell and camphor holder in one part of the thali.
    15. Highlight the area with vibrant colored flower petals beautifully forming some pattern.
    16. Finally, lighten the Diyas which completes the look of the stunning looking Aarti Thali!!!
    Tissue Cloth Puja ThaliSteps:

    1. Take a plain thali.
    2. Stick some paper on it.
    3. Then take red or any colour tissue cloth. Cut it in a round shape, little big from plate size then piko it. Take golden ghungru and stitch them all around the border of the cloth.
    4. Stick the cloth at plate. Then take some stone and stick for decoration. Place a Ganeshji photo and kalash for decoration.

    Zari Border Puja Thali
    Here is a beautiful way to decorate Pooja Thali in a traditional way using the items available at home itself.

    1. Cut an old zari border of a saree or a duppata and stitch small ghungroos or shells (kauris as found on Gujarati dupattas) on it.
    2. Then with the help of fevicol or fevibond paste this on the border of thepalte.
    3. Take coloured jute thin rope or moli and paste it at the centre of the plate making a spiral shape.
    4. The thali will look colourful and traditional.

    Thali Decoration with Haldi and Roli
    Steps: 1.Take a plain thali.
    2. Spread a little oil on the thali.
    3. Now place good amount of haldi (turmeric) and roli on the thali.
    4. Move the thali in all directions. You will wonder at the way haldi and roli mixes and spread all over the thali and covers it.
    5. Now with a match stick make a pattern or design of your choice.
    6. Sprinkle glitter on the thali.
    7. Place all the items of pooja on the thali and have a glittering Diwali.
    Thali Decorated with Dupatta
    Steps: 1. Cover a thali with a bandej duppata or cloth.
    2. Stick gota or lace along the dupatta.
    3. Stick ghungroos or bells in the 4 corners of dupatta.
    4. Place rose petals in corners and now place diya in between.
    5. Your thali is ready.

    Painted Puja ThaliSteps:
    1. Take a plane thali.
    2. Make a pattern on it.
    3. Now, paint with oil or poster colors.
    4. Let it dry.
    5. Your colourful Diwali Puja Thali is ready.
    Paper Sunflower Puja ThaliSteps:
    1. Take one yellow crepe paper and cut it in shape of petals.
    2. Take another brown shining paper and cut it in a small circle. This will be used to form the centre of the flower.
    3. Take a white paper and cut it in a round shape. Stick the brown paper on it using gum. Then stick petals around it to form a sunflower.
    4. To give a realistic look to this sunflower on the brown round shape apply gum and put tea powder so that it looks like sunflower bud.
    5. Sunflower is ready now.
    6. Stick this sunflower on the plate.

    Water Filled Thali Steps:
    . Make some colourful designs at the border of the thali using color, lace or gota.
    2. Fill the thali with water (not too much such that it overflows).
    3. Put some rose petals in the thali.
    4. Place a diya in the centre of the thali and lit it.
    5. Place two small containers for "chawal" and "rolli" to keep it in the water filled thali.
    6. Your unique and great Aarti or Puja Thali is ready

    Silver thalli
    Buy silver thalli and the diya ,jyot ,aggarbatti stand ,ganesh & lakshmi idols all in silver from the market.
    Pumpkin Diya Puja ThaliMaterial Required - Colorful flowers, spoons of different size , white Pumpkin, dough, tack pins, plate
    1. Cut the pumpkin and make a flat surface so that it can rest on plate. If you want you can stick it with little dough.
    2. Cover the spoons with colorful dough & start poking in the pumpkin from upside down small to bigger by size in a circular way.
    3. Once you have poked the spoons, in the empty space prick flowers with tack pins so that the pumpkin gets covered.
    4. Cover the sides of plate with flowers.
    5. Then burn the diyas in the spoon it will form a deep stambh or lit pillar. You can form the deep stambh of 11 or 21 diyas or as many as you wish.

    The above message was recieved in one of the emails and happy to share with our IL families...



  2. RamyaVaradharajan

    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hello Subbu sir:) a very very warm Deepavali wishes to you and your family:-o.

    Am searching my inner self for a word of appreciation! The feeling of gratitude that made me engrossed in your creation cannot be explained by words. Really great sir!

    A very well knit, creative, decorative and useful thread you have given shape here. I will surely try out with that for this "festival of lights" and get back to you.

  3. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi subbusir,

    Happy diwali to you and your family also..and all the ideas are simple and beautiful easy to try....thanks for sharing
  4. Vysan

    Vysan Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Subbu,

    Wish you a Happy, Happy, Happy.... Deepavali.... Thanks for sharing the info....
  5. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello Subbu
    These are wonderful ideas thanks..........
    Wish you and your family a "VERY HAPPY DIWALI AND HAPPY NEW YEAR"

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  6. prabhabala

    prabhabala Gold IL'ite

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    Hi subbu sir,

    Happy Diwali to u & ur family.

    Nice ideas.

  7. padmaiyangar

    padmaiyangar Bronze IL'ite

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  8. subbutr

    subbutr Senior IL'ite

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    Sincere Thanks to our friends PadmaIyengar, PrabhaBala, Arunarc, Vysan, Shanvy and Ramyavaradarajan for the Diwali Greetings and feedbacks on this topic.

    Hope you all enjoyed the festive holidays and wishing you all success, peace and prosperity.


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