“A beautiful decorated Pooja Thali adds vivacity to the whole Diwali celebration!”
In Hindu Dharma, Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals. People decorate their homes & workspace with beautiful lights and Diyas, make colourful Rangoli – to please Goddess Lakshmi, cook delightful sweets, take blessings from elders and also create new clothing for God figurines in the Pooja room.
Diwali, the festival of lights symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”. Diwali is the one festival of India, that is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy. It’s a spiritual saying that on the day of Diwali the Goddess Lakshmi visits every person home and bestow them with good fortune and prosperity. Also, who worship Lord Ganesha along with Goddess Lakshmi embrace with knowledge and wisdom. One has to perform Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha Puja with a pure heart and pure soul to get wisdom, prosperity, good luck, and happiness on Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha Puja hold a vital role on Diwali. And, the central element which completes the entire puja is the Puja Thali. In any Hindu festival, embellished Pooja Thali is considered to be the most important thing. Pooja Thali can be of any material and pattern, depending on one needs.
Generally, it has seen people prefer to perform puja in the silver thali, as it embraces grace. Also, it is considered an auspicious metal for worshipping deities. Other than this, you can have a steel thali and decorate it with mirrors, colourful stones, and lace to make it look gracious.
According to the scientific spirit, it’s essential for everyone to arrange all the five cosmetic elements in puja thali correctly. These five elements are Earth or Prithvi, Holy Water, Fire or Tej, Wind or Vayu and Ether or Akash because they all are the essential elements to balance the entire universe. These elements help the worshipper to get the maximum blessings from the deity who is worshipped.
Moreover, there is a ritual to arrange all these essential components in Puja thali. The entire Puja Thali is divided into two parts. The forefront of the Diwali Puja thali is for the deity and positioned close to the deity who has been worshipped and the other end in front of the worshipper. There is much kind of puja items required to place in the thali. Here is a list of all the essential elements which one must to have in their Puja Thali.
“Colours play a vital role in Diwali Puja Thali.”
- Haldi: Haldi is an essential component of every puja thali. It should be placed in front of the worshipper. Haldi is an antiseptic, and it signifies removing negative energy.
- Kumkum: Red Kumkum is another main component. It is associated with female gods and considered very shubh-auspicious holy colour.
- The incense sticks, sandalwood paste, flowers, atar and Dhruva grass with leaves also need to be placed in the Puja thali.
- Rice Grains: should be placed in the centre of the thali and the other elements revolve around it.
- Some nuts and betel leaves should also be considered to keep in puja thali.