Diwali, the festival of lights is known for its vibrant decorations, the joy, and the excitement it brings along with it. An important part of Diwali celebrations is the variety of diyas, candles, and electric lights that brighten one’s home and help create the festive mood for the occasion.
Diwali, the grand festival of lights is near and the preparations have begun. One can feel the positive ambiance in the markets and streets. Not only lights, the festival Diwali, which is also called Deepawali, is associated with diyas and candles which brighten a person's home and helps in building a festive mood. The beauty of the house gets enhanced during this festival as many people decorate their houses with Rangoli.
The best and the most eco-friendly way to decorate the house is by diyas. Not only diyas will brighten your home but also benefit local artists who work hard to make diyas. You can simply purchase diyas from them and by using your creativity you can innovate the diyas into something beautiful and enchanting.
Diwali is celebrated on new moon night or Amavasya. But it looks like a full moon night or Purnima with the brilliant lights of colorful and decorative diyas.You can go for a variety of choices when it comes to choosing Diwali diyas that can adorn your home and make it look stunning.
These are the most traditional types of Diwali diyas. These diyas are painted in different colors and decorated with beads to make them look beautiful.
Fragrant dried flowers are used to decorate Diwali diyas. Embellishments like mirror work and zaris make the diyas look exciting indeed.
Figure diyas are created as a representation of Hindu gods and goddesses. These diyas may be colorful bowl lamps with sacred figures fixed to the bowl’s edge above the oil or these diyas may be shaped like holy figures with an oil-filled bowl held in their arms.
Figure diyas are mostly made of brass. The mythological figures may be golden or silver in color.
Made of terracotta, these diyas are decorated beautifully with intricate bead ornamentation and acrylic paint designs.
Terracota diyas come in three-dimensional shapes and may be filled with wax instead of oil. These Diwali diyas often have the Swastika sign engraved on them.
Handmade terracotta diyas are highly popular. These diyas are available in vibrant colors and have fantastic artwork done on them.
You may choose a set of six terracota diyas with three of them shaped like a pair of hands folded in the form of “Namashkar” and the other three structured like the ”Swastika” symbol. Artistic motifs and designs add to the look of such diyas.
Made of white metal, these diyas have different shapes and sizes. These diyas often come as a set of seven small earthen lamps and are embellished with three carvings of Lord Ganesha, the God of wealth and prosperity. They have enough space to hold the oil so that you can perform the “Seven batti” (meaning seven lamps) puja with it.
Matki-shaped, wax-filled earthen lamps are the popular choices for Diwali diyas. These lamps are crafted with beads and pearls to make them look enchanting.
Designer diyas with ethnic artwork are beautifully handcrafted with conch-shell patterns and floral motifs. Swastika rangolis and zariwork add to the beauty and grace of these diyas.
Below, you will find ideas to decorate diyas used on Diwali.
Diwali diyas look beautiful when painted in bright colors which make them look vibrant and attractive. Shades of bright pink, red, green, gold, and bright orange can make the lamps look brilliant.Diyas in contrasting colors will have a great visual impact and add to your decorations during Diwali.
An interesting idea to decorate Diwali diyas is to create Hindu symbols like ‘Om’ and ‘Swastika’ on them. Metallic beads, sequins, and pieces of polished glass are the items that will give a festive look to the diyas. Glitters, mirror work, and small seashells are other decorative items for Diwali diyas.
An interesting idea to decorate your home with diyas is to create a table centerpiece with a set of diyas having carvings of Hindu deities like Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha, Krishna, and Vishnu. These diyas are decorated with beautiful embellishments and marigold flowers.
Diwali diyas are available in a set of five to six lamps arranged beautifully with add-on items placed on a diya thali. The thali can be decorated with sequins, leaves, flowers, and small steel bowls of rice, roli, and karpur. You may find diya thalis made of cane, which include kalash diya along with flowers, leaves, small bowls of rice and supari, and a coconut.
Diwali diyas come in the perfect blend of traditional and modern styles. So, bring joy to your homes with these wonderfully decorated diyas and enjoy the festive mood they bring along during Diwali celebrations.