Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganesh Decoration

 

Ganpati Decoration-  the festival  to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha. This festival is also known as Vinayakchaturthi. This festival is celebrated by hinduson the birthday of  LordGanesha or Ganpati the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Its celebrations are especially visible in the Western India such as Maharashtra.

Ganesha: Ganpati: Ganesh- The son of Lord Shiva

Ganesha: Ganpati: Ganesh- The son of Lord Shiva

This festival falls in August to September. It starts in the month of Bhaadrapada, starts in shuklachaturthi and ends on Anantchaturdashi.

The festive celebration goes on for almost ten days. In the honour of ganesha , people purchase different postures of lord ganesha clay models. They decorate them with flowers, frills, ornaments, colors and other decoration materials.

On the festival it is installed in raised platforms in homes or the centrally located area on the localities so that people could pay their homage to the Lord Ganesha.

For the whole 10 days, ganesha is worshipped, and on the 11th day people carry the model on large vehicle with lots of music and dance so that they could immerse that model in the river.
Decoration tips for Ganesha model
1) Purchase the bright colored engraved model with red, yellow dhoti and golden colors ornaments so that it looks bright.

Bright coloured Ganpati decoration with garlands
 
2) Try to clean the space where you would like to install the model.
3) If the space is covered then get the space whitewashed with different colors. Otherwise use multi colored tents.

10 days homeage space decoration on Ganpati Chaturthi festival
 
4) Use golden color or multi colored ornaments such as bangles, necklace, ear rings, etc.  If model is not carved with ornaments.  You can also use colorful pearl jewelry to decorate the model.
5) Hang lot of bells or balloons on the ceiling and artificial garlands/flowers on the walls  where you had installed the model.


Ganesh Chaturthi decoration with colorful frills and ballons

Ganesh Chaturthi decoration with colorful lanterns on street

Another Ganesh Chaturthi decoration idea

Ganpati decoration with colored cloth pieces and decorating string curtains

Ganpati clay models

6) Use multi colored lighting with chandeliers, lighting strings so that the spaces always illuminate.

String lighting on ganesh chaturthi

Use of colorful lanterns and colorful paper stars on ganesh chaturthi


Street decoration on ganesh chaturthi 
7) You could also install fountains to decorate the space.
8) Floor can be decorated with rangoli representing different postures of lord ganesha and 'Om', the 'Swastika'.

Flower arrangement representing swastik with diyas on ganesh chaturthi

Colorful rangoli representing ganesha on ganesh chaturthi


9) Also lit the area with decorate diya and candles.


Colorful rangoli with diyas arrangement on Ganesh Chaturthi

Use colorful diyas and flowers on ganesh chaturthi

Temple(Mandir) decoration at ganesh chaturthi
10) Hang colorful cloth pieces of bandhej or frills on the tops of the Ganesh model.

Street decoration at ganpati visarjan

11) People should also decorate their home exterior so that whole area illuminates.
12) Make the mixture with ghee and roli in a small bowl and draw the holy symbols such as the 'Om', the 'Swastika' and the 'Shree' on the walls, with the paste.
13) You could also decorate poojathali with bells, colorful cloth pieces, Colorful petals, etc. 
14) Make the holy symbol  'Om', the 'Swastika' with flower on pooja counter.

Colorful lanterns arrangement in the streets
15) You could also hand different paintings of lord Ganesh on the walls.
16) You can also write “GanapatiBappaMorya, PudhachyaVarshiLaukarya” on the walls.
17) Hang colorful baskets with flowers from the ceiling or place them in the pooja counter so that people can use flowers at the time of worship.

Floor painting of Ganesh, Ganpati on Ganesh Chaturthi
 
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