Ganesha and Symbolism

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According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is the son of Parvati Devi and Lord Shiva. With an interesting birth story, Lord Ganesh has become an important God that is worshipped all around the country of India. Every Ganesh Chathurthi, families go our and get their own bal Ganesh murti and perform rituals to please Lord Ganesha and get his blessings. As Lord Ganesha has become a popularly worshipped Idol, It is interesting to know how he was built up in a way that had a lot of symbolism and everything that is attributed to him has a reason. For example, his name comes from the word “Gan” which means group. In is fun to notice that the universe is actually a group of various energies and atoms. And it is Lord Ganesha who groups them and keeps them together to avoid a state of Chaos. Therefore, with significances as such, let’s find out some symbolism which can be derived from his appearances.

Symbolisms in Ganesh:

  1. He’s known for being a generous God. This is symbolized with his big belly which stands for total acceptance.
  2. The fact that all of us will someday be dissolved into this very Earth itself is signified by the hand gestures. The upraised hand shows protection and the other lowered one depicts giving or a summon to bow down.
  3. His singular tusk stands for one-pointedness.
  4. Spiritual awakenings require energy to release in bulk which needs control which is signified by the Paasa (showing control) and Ankusa (Showing awakening) that he carries.
  5. Last but not the least, of course there is a reason why Lord Ganesha, with a head of an elephant has to travel on an animal as small as a mouse. The mouse knows to nib at binds done by ropes. In this example, the mouse stands for “mantra” and the rope for “sheaths of ignorance” which leads to the ultimate secrets, the power of knowledge that our Lord possesses.

5 Usages of Diwali Lights

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Diwali lights also known as fairy lights are highly popular in India, especially during the festive season. Every home is adorned with these beautiful string lights notably on the festival of lights; Diwali; thus attaining its name. Diwali lights come in various colours, length and even shapes, making them multi-faceted in terms of looks and usage. Considering that every Indian home is forced to buy a large quantity of these lights every year on diwali, here is a list of ways you can use these pretty string lights all year round.

  • Room décor – The first and foremost and undeniably the best use of diwali lights is putting them in your bedroom or living room. Fairy lights have the potential to completely revamp the mood and appeal of a room, making it more dreamy and romantic. Wrap them on curtain rods or hang them from the walls for an amazing room décor piece.
  • Lamp – You can diy it into a lamp, by putting it inside a useless glass jar in a bundle. A yellow fairy light gives off a soft warm glow.
  • Gifts – You can even make a wonderful gift out of string lights that come in various shapes such as stars, moon, flowers, and bells, more widely available on online websites. Search for beautifully shaped diwali lights online for a great diwali gift.
  • Celebrations – Another great way to use diwali lights is to save them for special occasions and celebrations. Events like birthdays, anniversaries and get togethers at home can become even more special with old pictures hanging from wonderfully lit diwali lights all around the room.

Photo-shoots – Surprisingly, diwali lights make great props for photo-shoots and you should definitely save some string lights for some amazing pictures.

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Unique Diwali Gift Ideas You Should Try

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The auspicious occasion of celebrating Diwali throughout the country is marked with the exchange of sweets, gifts, and greetings.

While there are several gifting options to choose from, it can often get confusing as to what you can gift to people. Here are some unique Diwali gifts you can give to your loved ones:

  • Indoor Plants: Indoor plants not only add to the room décor but also help in purifying the air inside the room and keeping it fresh. Most indoor plants are low maintenance. These help in increasing the oxygen level inside the house and is a great way to show your loved ones that you care about their health too.
  • Idols: Idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi are worshiped on Diwali. This is a traditional gifting item and can be gifted to family, friends as well as to colleagues and other acquaintances. 
  • Diwali Gift Hampers: Online, as well as offline stores, have a variety of Diwali gift hampers up for sale during Diwali. Some stores even let you select items according to your preference and create a hamper of your choice. You can choose a hamper consisting of chocolates, sweets, and snacks, or go for a hamper that has makeup items and clothes.
  • Home Décor Items: Everyone likes to deck up their homes during Diwali. Hence what’s better than getting new home décor items as gifts for your loved ones? Decorative lights, photo frames, showpieces, lamps, flower vases make excellent home décor gifting options among the rest.

Other than the above-mentioned gifts, something personalized and handmade also works as a great gifting option. Make sure to put in some thought into the selection procedure of the gifts so that the gifts you choose, make your loved ones happy on the day of the festival and beyond.

Present a memorable wedding anniversary to your parents

Gifting is a daunting task! It is not only about giving an impressive thing to someone but it is also used as a means to convey your love and concern for the recipient. This task seems to be more challenging if you are trying to surprise and please two worthiest persons in your life. Yes, I am talking about your parents, the most precious gift that God has given to us. We can never repay the debt that we owe to them. But we can fill their lives with happiness by staying with them lifelong and presenting them with some memorable moments. The wedding anniversary of your parents can present you with an opportunity to do that. Some people do not get a chance to celebrate their parents’ marriage anniversary. If you are blessed to get that opportunity, try to make some special arrangements for your parents on that special day.

Everybody may have different plans to make their parents feel special. Therefore, selecting a suitable location and decorating that with balloons and colorful flowers are mandatory. Express your love with a fascinating personalized photo cake and to add a special touch order some unique wedding anniversary gifts for parents. Choosing a perfect gift for this day is very important. After all, the gifts are the only material things that would help them to cherish those beautiful moments. Selecting personalized gifts for anniversary has always been considered as a smart choice and now, it is also in vogue. But, apart from that option, online platforms can provide you with a sheer assortment of ideas as well as products from where you can select impressive ones for your parents. And, Last but not least, never forget to attach to your gift a small message conveying what you really feel for them.              

Significance of Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Samagri

Ganesh Chaturthi, a popular festival in the Hindu calendar, is celebrated all over the country, especially in the western state of India, Maharashtra in a grand manner. This auspicious day marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. People usually revere him as he is considered to be the God of wisdom, knowledge, wealth, and prosperity.

As Lord Ganesha is very dear to everyone’s heart and his reverence is performed before every puja, people try to make proper arrangements of all the essential items with great devotion. The items being used as Ganesh puja Samagri have immense significance and the rest of the article is an outline about the implication of Ganesh Chaturthi puja samagri.

1. Red Flowers

It is believed that any red-colored flower is Lord Ganesha’s dearest one, given the vibrant color and gleaming beauty. As the red color signifies purity and freshness, the association of red flowers with Lord Ganesha is quite obvious.

2. Betel nut

Betel nut is considered to be a man’s ego and through the offering of betel-nut, one is believed to be surrendering his ego before the almighty God. So, the betel-nut offering is nothing but the endeavor to receive blessings from Lord Ganesha with a pure heart.

3. Coconut

Commonly known as ‘Sreefal’ (the fruit of God), every part of the coconut is used in some way or the other in Ganesh puja. Any good initiative, even in the case of any puja, always is initiated by breaking a coconut. Breaking a coconut symbolizes breaking all the hardships in your life and Lord Ganesha, who is also known as Vighnaharta, will protect you from all the hurdles.

4. Kusha Blades

Kusha Blades are essential for Ganesh Puja as this signifies renewal, rebirth, and regeneration. It is also considered to be a symbol of prosperity and fertility.

Newlywed couple can be a reason for your dilemma

Have you ever been confused while choosing a perfect gift for your close friends who are just on the verge of getting married? Relax, it happens! There is nothing to be getting astounded. Maybe you know every little secret of your friend but when you think of congratulating him/her on their special journey of life choosing a proper gift is indeed a challenge. The gifting represents your concern for the well-being of your lovely friend who is going to embark on a new stage of life. You have to take into account the gifts that must align with his/her preference and fondness along with being useful and memorable.    

 A newlywed couple seems to have everything because both of their family relatives provide them with what they could need. As a close friend, this enhances your dilemma in choosing a unique one. In your list, you can incorporate novelty wine glasses, ice-cream maker, porcelain vase, customized pillow, or any kind of personalized gift that would remain intact in their mind. The present may not be expensive but the main thing is that whatever you choose must make her/him feel special. On the Internet, you will find a lot of ideas about the special gift for newly married couple but you have to choose the right one. After all before his/her life partner you are that special one who is aware of his/her secret choices. So, go for a choice that would be smart, memorable, and filled with your emotions, sentiments, and special feelings towards them.    

Benefits of Online Rakhi Shopping in India

Rakhi festival in India is to celebrate the magical bond between brothers and sisters that gives a strong validity to the sanctity of their relationships. The noble emotions that work between brothers and sisters are given a solid base on this occasion as sisters tie a thread, called Rakhi in the hands of their brothers. As the demand for rakhi on the eve of this occasion is at the peak, sisters tend to gather around the nearby shops to buy the best rakhi for their brothers.

Though there is a huge rise in demand for rakhis, smart people act smart by not going to the shops physically. They choose the option of online rakhi shopping and they avoid the huge rush to use the online facility. Those who choose the online option, certainly enjoy some advantages. Here are some points mentioned below as to why you should go for online rakhi shopping.

  • First and foremost, online shopping would help you to get rid of valuable time wasted. You can get your favorite rakhi by just sitting at your favorite corner of your house by following some simple steps.
  • Secondly, in local shops, a limited number of the collection is displayed over there and you have to select one of them even if you do not feel like buying that as you are now left with no other option. Whereas, the online websites offer you a huge variety of collection of rakhis from which you can place your favorite one.
  • Thirdly, the delivery system of those online e-commerce websites is very fast and amicable. Moreover, they offer a good amount of discounts also. Are not these reasons sufficient enough to shift to online shopping?