Diwali, the festival of lights is the most awaited and the most celebrated festival in India. Not only India, this occasion of delight, merry-making, and togetherness is celebrated around the world by Indians. Countries with large Hindu populations see people coming together and having a fun-filled time with their families, friends and close ones. Some of these countries are Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Singapore, Myanmar, Indonesia, Britain, Malaysia, Thailand, Guyana, Japan, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago, and Australia. This year in 2019, Diwali in India will be celebrated on Sunday, 27th October. People in every nook and corner of the country will welcome the festival with happiness and exuberance. Diwali Wall Decoration Ideas can help you to decorate your walls in many ways, So this Diwali your painted walls will be decorated as per your choice.
Diwali is a wonderful festival which is celebrated over five days. People worship small statues of the deities their homes throughout the five days, but especially on the third day i.e. the day of the Diwali Puja. The key rituals of the Diwali festival take place on the third day of the celebratory occasion. The chief rituals of the festival include the lighting of Diyas and candles all around the house, worshipping the various Gods and Goddesses to summon health, wealth and peace for the family.
Although the festival is mainly celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains also have their reasons to make merriment around this time of the year. Not just that, the way the festival is celebrated and which God and Goddess are worshipped also varies according to region. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh are shown special devotion in worship.
Thus, it becomes necessary to have little corners of your home where the blessings of the almighty shine down upon you and your entire family.
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Translated directly from Sanskrit, Diwali means a row of lights. It is so because the people of Ayodhya (the hometown of God Rama) first lit diyas on this day to welcome their King, Rama, after defeating Ravana.
According to the epic ‘Ramayana’, it was the new moon day of Kartik when Lord Rama, Maa Sita, and Lakshman returned to Ayodhya after vanquishing the demon king Ravana and conquering Lanka. Since it was a new moon day in the month of Kartik season, it was dark all around. However, since the people of Ayodhya were so happy for their abducted queen, Maa Sita, to be brought back by Rama and Lakshman, they lighted the entire kingdom with diyas and candles and burst firecrackers to show their joy. The occasion was and still is celebrated with great fun. It’s said that earthen lamps illuminated the entire place as it had never been done before.
It is in the honour of Rama’s victory and his homecoming after a long exile of 14 years that Diwali is celebrated. People put fairy lights, distribute sweets, and have fun to remember this beautiful victory of good over evil.
Diwali decoration ideas wall hangings
The above wall hanging is that of the one deity that is fervently worshipped on Diwali which is Goddess Laxmi. She is known as the Goddess of wealth, is the consort of the god Vishnu is Lakshmi, and one of the principal deities of the Hindu religion. It is believed that it’s her birthday on Diwali. According to mythology, She was first incarnated on Amavasya i.e. the new moon day of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar, during the churning of the ocean. Hence, devotees seek Her blessings on this auspicious day.
How the Goddess is worshipped also differs between communities. While people of Bihar and Jharkhand perform Lakshmi pooja in the evening and women make rangolis on the verandah of their homes and temples, Gujaratis in the western part of the country draw footprints of Goddess Laxmi on the threshold of the house, light their homes with candles, rice lights, and diyas on the night of Diwali. Maharashtrians also perform Lakshmi pooja in their homes; they organize a feast known as “Faral” for families and friends. This feast includes sweets like karanji, ladoo and snacks like chakli and sev which are then served to one and all.
It is believed that out of all houses, Goddess Lakshmi visits the cleanest houses first. Hence, people clean their houses like never before during the days leading up to Diwali and light lamps to invite her in. This cleaning also symbolizes purification of the mind to remove negativity, clutter and ignorance.
Wall Decoration Ideas for Diwali
Another belief is that God Vishnu rescued the Goddess on this very day. It’s said that Lord Vishnu disguised himself as his fifth incarnation i.e. Vaman-avatar to rescued Lakshmi from the prison of King Bali. This is another reason for worshipping Maa Lakshmi on the occasion of Diwali. Some people in India also believe that on Diwali is when Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi got married, so they celebrate the occasion.
Goddess Lakshmi is believed to have been created from the churning of the ocean on the main Diwali day. People have their utmost faith in the fact that She visits every single home during the Diwali period to shower her blessings on her devout devotees, and brings with her prosperity and good fortune. You can have this wall art be a Diwali gift to your colleagues at home, and look at their faces brighten with joy!
Wall Hangings for Diwali Celebration
God Ganesha is known as the God who removes all obstacles from their worshippers’ lives. Son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha is worshipped with great fervour in most parts of the country. This is done because He is the God of wisdom and auspiciousness. And on the grand day of Diwali festival, people seek his blessings to shower on them so that they may too inherit some of His intelligence in their lives.
A home décor piece of God Ganesha is a sure shot way to bring positivity and light to your home. While putting up fancy decorations with diyas, candles, flower decoration, torans, string lights, rangoli are essentials, one must not forget to include this very notorious God may it be in the form of a wall hanging, door hanging or simply a piece of a beautiful walk art. This will not only change the look of your house but also make you feel positive from inside.
Wall Art for Diwali
Not only for Hindus, but Diwali is also a special day for the Sikh community as well. It is a celebration of the day that Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru in Sikhism, was freed from imprisonment. Not just that, the third Sikh Guru, Amar Das, had institutionalized Diwali as a Red-Letter Day. This meant that Diwali was a day when all Sikhs would gather to receive the Guru’s blessings. The relevance of the festival doesn’t end here. Even the grand Golden Temple at Amritsar is related to this festival of lights! In 1577, it was on the day of Diwali that the foundation stone of the Golden Temple at Amritsar was laid.
Wall Decor Piece
Different parts of the country worship different Gods. While Goddess Lakshmi is widely worshipped in the north and north-western regions, it is Maa Durga who is look up to for blessings in West Bengal and Assam. Laxmi Puja is celebrated six days after Durga Puja In West Bengal. Hence, Diwali is also known as Kali Puja in the eastern part of the country.
Late-night worshipping of Goddess Kali is done on Diwali night. There are Kali Puja pandals in various areas as well for the devotees to go to. This beautiful painting of acrylic paint will give you the feel of roaming in the bylanes of West Bengal, enjoying the lip-smacking delicacies of the pandals!
If you want to get some ideas for diwali decoration to spice up your home that is not related to the religious aspect of the festival but still relates to the general spirit of Diwali.
How many times do we have empty spaces in the corners of our homes that we don’t know what to do with? It could be a blank wall, a large opening or the area above your plants. Well, these wallpaper rolls come in handy just for such spaces! The dainty pink roses on the wallpaper make for such ravishing additions to your Diwali decorations. You can even hang string lights like a curtain over the wall art to make it look more festive, and appropriate to Diwali.
Of course, Diwali decorations are never complete without a proper make-over of your living room decor! This is because a living room is the first place your guests will set foot in. Hence, you can even put this baroque patterned wallpaper on one wall of the living room to bring it to life. The best thing about this is that the graceful rose flowers go with everyone’s personality, so it is a reflection of you all the while making your place look warm, comfortable and welcoming.
If you look at the paintings of Goddess Lakshmi, you will see that she sits inside a Lotus. What another way to beautify your home with the right amount of Diwali cheer and positivity than have a lotus wall art panel?
You can put this white lotus art panel above the furniture in your drawing room. Not only will it catch everyone’s eyes, but the lotus image will also make you and your family members feel tranquil!
To have added glitter, you can adorn your home with decorative lights as well! Just beautify these wall art panels with string lights around the edges. You can even accessorize your garden with string lights and tea lights. Big trees and the steps, the fountain pieces will all look beautiful glowing with lights.
When we talk about Diwali, it is impossible not to talk about Rangoli! The main purpose of rangoli is to add decoration to your home and to bring good luck to your family. This is why people all over the country draw rangolis outside and inside their homes using coloured rice, sand, or painted materials.
While some of us might be born artists who know how to make an alluring rangoli, there are other options for others of us! Like this Warli painting wall décor. This works as the perfect Diwali decoration ingredient since this wallpaper shows the tribal art of India. So, even when the festival is done with, your home still looks ethnic and festive! The unique horizontal design on this wall art will make sure to turn heads at the Diwali party that you host in your living room!
If you want just a touch of Indian-ness to your home without going overboard, this exquisite wall art is the perfect fit! The golden leaf design on the wallpaper resembles the feathers of a peacock- a bird known for its charm.You can put this wallpaper on all four walls of your living room. Another fascinating thing about it is that you can get this same design printed on fabric as well, and use it as window blinds. What a fun way to add a festive touch to your home, isn’t it?
Diwali Decoration for Wall
Who can dismiss the significance of flowers in making a place look more inviting and refreshing? While fresh flowers are evergreen, they die within a few days. Hence, this floral wall art panel might work wonders in helping your home like the perfect Diwali abode. You can just hang this canvas wall art in your bedroom or above a piece of furniture, and enjoy the evergreen beauty and charm of flowers always!
These are just some ways in which you can make your home ready for the auspicious day of Diwali. Let your guests come home to a Diwali set up they can’t take their eyes off of!