Getting your home Vastu-ready for Diwali
Diwali, the Festival of Lights is one of the most prominent and beloved in India. It’s celebrated with great fervor and the celebrations vary from region to region. Diwali symbolizes the victory of good over evil and it is also considered to time for peace and prosperity.
During this season, people follow Vastu Shastra tips for their homes to welcome good luck and prosperity with the Goddess Laxmi. Vastu Shastra is the ancient science of architecture that helps us eliminate negative energy and enhance the positive at home. While people follow various traditional rituals to celebrate Diwali, they can make the most of this auspicious festival by following these simple Vastu tips for their homes:
Spray salt water in every corner
Salt is considered to be auspicious in Vastu Shastra. It has the ability to absorb and ward off all the evil energies in the house. Mix salt with water and spray the solution in every corner of the house to attract and maintain positive vibes. If not this, you can also keep a small bowl of saltwater just make sure you change the water regularly.
Keep the house well-lit
Diwali is popularly called the ‘ Festival of Lights’. Here, light is a metaphor for knowledge and it also helps keep evil spirits away. According to popular belief, houses that are well-lit will attract good fortune. Vastu advises us to decorate with specific directions and specific lights:
North: Blue, Yellow, Green
East: Red, Orange, Yellow
South: Indigo, White, Red, Violet
West: Orange, Pink, Grey
Shopping sprees are an indispensable part of Diwali. According to Vastu, purchasing gold jewelry or silver coins is highly recommended. Store coins used during Lakshmi Pooja in a red pouch with a golden string as they are considered to be blessed by Goddess Lakshmi, hence, they are bringers of luck and prosperity throughout the year.
Decorate the main door
It is widely believed that Goddess Lakshmi visits every house during Diwali so, it is important that your main door looks bright and inviting to welcome new opportunities. Decorate the door with torans to attract good luck and prosperity. Many homes also have a shoe-rack close to the main door, Vastu advises that it’s either kept elsewhere or is extremely clean and clutter-free.
Make the Pooja room Vastu-friendly
Take proper care to ensure that the pooja room is all set for Diwali. Keep the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi here. Make sure that these idols are not facing each other or the door of your pooja room and avoid keeping two or more idols of the same God here. Lastly, Place a picture of flowing water or a Kalash in the north or east region of the room.