As we begin our journey towards winter, we can look forward to Durga Puja, which is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in India. This festival is important, as it celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil demon Mahishasura. Durga Puja is celebrated with great pomp all over the country, but is known for the beautiful celebrations in Bengal.
The festival is celebrated for ten days, during which time the Goddesses’ idol is decked up with the finest flowers, clothes and jewellery. In some parts of the nation, this festival is also celebrated under the name of Navratri. It is majorly celebrated in this avatar in western and south-western states. While there may be different stories arising from these festivities, the core theme of the festival remains the same, no matter the name it goes by – Victory Of Good Over Evil.
No matter the barriers created by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, that should never stand in our way of sparking joy in our lives. Even though we may not be able to spend our days in crowded pandals and visiting all our loved ones, we can instead concentrate on making our homes the perfect abode for the Goddess this Durga Puja.
To help you in this endeavour, we have curated a list of tips that will help you make changes to the decor in your house and celebrate the festival with all the glory it deserves! Some of the ways you can start is:
As you prepare to welcome the Goddess home, you first need to ensure that your house is in tip top shape. The best way to get started is by spring cleaning the space. Sift through all your possessions and give away those that are unused, so you can create more space in the house. This helps in two ways – gives the impression of a wider space because of decluttering and opens up areas for new activities and opportunities.
Add An Ethnic Touch
The festival season is when we break out our gorgeous ethnic wear, so why should our home decor be any different? Indulge your home with ethnic items that will elevate the Durga Puja experience. You can do this by investing in dazzling ethnic bed sheets or shop from the dohars collection.
Paint It Red
The colour red is most widely associated with Goddess Durga. This should be kept in mind when making plans to decorate. You can honour the divine entity by including splashes of red in your redecorating plans. There are a number of ways you can incorporate this beautiful hue in your home decor, without it being overpowering. The easiest way to start is by using red rugs or bath mats from the SPACES Luxury Runner or Blockbuster collection. You can get a set of towels from the Colorfas or Atrium Plus collection in red to include your bathrooms into the mix. You can even explore comforters and throws in this colour, to add a splash of red on beds, sofas, divans and more.