As Diwali approaches, the preparations to welcome Goddess Lakshmi begin whole-heartedly. Houses are cleaned, new construction is done and houses are decorated. To aid you in your preparations, we have selected some tips from our Vaastu experts. So that this Diwali, you can welcome Goddess Lakshmi in the best manner possible.
Mix water and salt and spray it in every corner of your home. While, salt is helpful in absorbing negativity and purifying the environment, water helps in making family members happy and content. However, always remember to wash your hands before and after spraying the water.
To regulate and improve the flow of energy in the house, you need to keep open spaces, as it allows positive energy to move freely. On Diwali, ensure that the house is well-lit and no corner of the house is dark.
Try and always fill the diyas with pure ghee. If that is not possible, use linseed or mustard oil. This will not only kill harmful germs and insects, but also have much more beneficial effects. Diyas should be placed in multiples of four as they represent Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesh, Lord Indra and Lord Kuber. You should also place two diyas on both sides of the doors in the home. You should also make Rangoli both near the entrance of the house as well in front of the Puja room or space. Try and use traditional materials like sand, rice powder and remember to add rock salt to the Rangoli so that it can infuse positivity in the environment. If you place a rangoli with a lit earthen diya at the Southeast corner of the house, it will look beautiful as well as enhance the chances of the owners’ prosperity.
This is the most important room in the house. So, make sure that you welcome Goddess Lakshmi to the puja room by stamping small footprints from the entrance of the house towards the puja room entrance. Also try and keep them around the entrance of the puja room as well. These footprints symbolise Goddess Lakshmi’s entrance into the house. The placement of the idols is another important aspect that you should keep in mind. Always place them in such a way that the worshipper is facing North East direction or North or East while praying. Keep Lord Ganesha on the left and Goddess Lakshmi on his right. Place Lord Indira and Kuber in front of them or on the left side.
The colours that you choose for the lights should be based on the direction in which it is facing. Thus, if the main door lies in North/Northeast, then the dominating colours should be Green or Yellow. If the main door is in the East direction, then Yellow should be used. If the main entrance is to the Southeast, then Red is the colour you should use. Use Red and Blue for South, Southwest or West facing doors. For Northwest the main colour should be Blue.
We hope that with these tips, you will have a very happy and prosperous Diwali!
As Diwali approaches, the preparations to welcome Goddess Lakshmi begin whole-heartedly. Houses are cleaned, new construction is done and houses are decorated.