8 Theme Decors For Ganesh Chaturthi

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Published: Monday, September 17, 2012, 17:20 [IST]
 
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Ganapati Bappa is coming to visit your home again this year. So what are the plans that you have drawn up to welcome Ganesha this year? Short of ideas? We have plenty of home decor ideas to offer you. Ganesha Chaturthi decorations do not happen in isolation. Ganesha is usually decorated as per a theme. The theme decor is spread out keeping the Ganesha idol at the centre.

Here are some of the most popular theme decor ideas that you can borrow for Ganesh Chaturthi.

Theme Decor For Ganesh Chaturthi

Flowing water is sacred in Hinduism. So Ganesha standing in front of a waterfall is both pretty and significant.

Theme Decor For Ganesh Chaturthi

Get a pitch black Ganesha idol and decorate it in the Southern style.

Theme Decor For Ganesh Chaturthi

Get the idol of baby Ganesha home and spread the happiness of childhood.

Theme Decor For Ganesh Chaturthi

Adorn your idol with theme of all 8 Ashtaviyaka images. It is a meaningful and beautiful way to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi.

Theme Decor For Ganesh Chaturthi

The standing idol of Ganesha can be improvised upon in many ways. Here is one.

Theme Decor For Ganesh Chaturthi

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1. The Waterfall Ganesha: Any source of flowing water is considered sacred in Hinduism. Ganesha sitting or standing in front of an artificial waterfall is a very popular theme for decorations. Sometimes a background of the Himalayas is given to signify that the waterfall is actually one of our sacred rivers.

2. Mountain Ganesha: Cardboard hill stuck behind Ganesha is a common theme that runs across households. Ganesha is the son of Parvati and Shiva who live in the heavenly abode of mount Kailash. That could be the inspiration behind this theme decor.

3. Southern Ganesha: The idols of Gods down South in India are very different from the North. Ganesha idols down South are black in colour for starters. You can choose the Southern style as a theme this year. Get a black coloured Ganesha and decorate with triple layered garlands of marigold.

4. Baby Ganesha: The image of fat and cuddly baby with an elephant head is exceedingly cute. There are lots of stories about the birth of Ganesha and the children's animated series 'My Friend Ganesha' has made baby Ganesha popular. The theme of your decor could a baby's crib.

5. Contemporary Ganesha: The most 'in' style this year is to decorate the seat of Ganesha like a wedding reception. Have Ganapati sitting on a couch or throne and border it with lines of orchids and carnations.

6. Standing Ganesha: The idol of Ganesha can be made in many forms; sitting, standing, lying, dancing etc. If you have gone for the slightly uncommon standing Ganesha then you can do a lot with your theme decor. Have Ganesha lean on a throne or a recliner. His wives, Riddhi and Siddhi could be seated beside him on the throne. It will give Ganesha a nice regal and chivalrous look.

7. Ashtavinayak Ganesha: Have the images or structures of all the 8 idols of Ashtavinayak behind your idol. Ideally you should get clay imitations of the 8 special vinayak idols. If you can't manage to find them, stick pictures.

8. Current Affair Ganesha: Ganapati is called 'vignah-nashak' or the remover of all obstacles. You can portray Ganesha in any of the current political or social scenarios and hope that He will solve the problem. For example, you can show an anti-corruption Ganesha sitting in the Parliament House.

Other than these, what other theme decors have you tried for Ganesh Chaturthi?

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