Make Your Pooja Room Ready for Gudi Padwa
Pooja room is the heart of every Hindu household. Pooja room is thoroughly cleaned and decorated before every festival. Let’s see some beautiful ways to decorate the pooja room before Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Baisakhi or Bihu.
Gudi Padwa also known as Padwa is a major Hindu festival. It is celebrated across the state of Maharashtra as the Marathi New Year. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar.
According to Hindu mythology, this is the very day on which lord Brahma created the universe. It also signifies the onset of spring and end of harvest season.
Gudi Padwa is celebrated as Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Yugadi in Karnataka, Navreh in Kashmir, Baisakhi in Punjab, while Sindhis celebrate it as Cheti Chand. In Bengal, it’s celebrated as Naba Barsha, in Assam as Goru Bihu, in Tamil Nadu as Puthandu, and as Vishu in Kerala.
Preparations for these festivals begin well in advance. Everyone takes time out to do some spring cleaning and lots of shopping.
Women and children make colorful, vibrant rangoli designs. Everyone dresses up in new clothes and it is a time for feasting and family gatherings.
On Gudi Padwa, Gudi is hoisted in every house. Gudi is a long bamboo pole to which bright green or yellow cloth decorated with brocade (zari) is tied. On top of it gaathi (a type of sweet), neem leaves, a twig of mango leaves and a garland of red flowers are tied.
A silver or copper pot is placed in the inverted position over it. It is hoisted outside the house, in a window, terrace or a high place so that everybody can see it.
People offer prayer and seek blessing from gods and goddesses. Here are some pooja room designs and decoration tips for Gudi Padwa:
Make vibrant rangoli designs to decorate your pooja room. Try and be a bit innovative in your approach.
Get these awesome Tanjore paintings for your pooja room with rose wood carving. These awesome paintings can increase the aesthetic appeal of your pooja room.
Decorate your pooja space with flowers. Flowers are considered pure and offered to the deity during pooja ceremonies.
Use oil lamps to add beauty to the pooja room. Let them enlighten your home and life. Place them in the centre or on either side of the room.
Buy new garlands or make them yourself to adorn the deities. Use fresh flower for the garlands.
Create a colorful background and give a new look to your pooja space. Orange or yellow looks great.
Use diyas to light up your pooja space. They are available in simple designs to designer ones. You can buy simple diyas and paint them up with acrylic colors.
Hang toran made of mango leaves or go for a gorgeous flower door hanging. You can buy marigold flowers and prepare it at home.
Decorate a cabinet with paintings and photographs of gods and goddesses and turn it into an elegant pooja space.
You can add a wooden mandir in the north-east corner of your house. Add lights and bells to get a lovely pooja area.