Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important one. Enthusiastically enjoyed by people of every religion, so it’s magical and radiant touch creates an atmosphere of joy and festivity.
Deepavali means “the array of lights.” “Thamasomaa jyotirgamaya” (Lead me from darkness to light). This means that where there is darkness light is needed. It is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. It is to celebrate the victory of good over evil – and the glory of light. This festival commemorates Lord Rama’s return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile.
Twinkling oil lamps or diyas light up every home and firework displays are common all across the country.
Another view is that Deepawali is meant to celebrate the destruction of the arrogant tyrant Bali at the hands of Vishnu when the latter appeared in his Vamana (dwarf) avatar.
Here’s how to have a Vastu-friendly Diwali this year:
House cleaning | Vastu Shastra Tips for Diwali
It is a time for a thorough cleaning of the house. Goddess Lakshmi will enter in clean and nicely decorated houses. A clutter-free environment is essential to regulate and improve the flow of energy in your home. Open spaces allow the positive energy to move freely in the household. Remove any obstruction to this balanced flow of energy. The positive energy has to travel freely and smoothly without jerks. Also maintain good ventilation aid. Remove clutter from the house. A clutter may include non-working instruments, old clothes, chipped plates and many more. Get rid of ingredients or tools/instruments/devices you do not use. Create a space in the house for new things.
A clutter-free environment has a simultaneous effect on the people living there. It not only makes them feel emotionally and mentally balanced but also motivates them to work. The space clearing on Diwali enhances the power of the superior energies prevailing in the atmosphere. To get the house cleaned properly; if possible get it whitewashed. If not, then at least make sure all the corners, cupboards, and drawers are properly cleaned. Use Himalayan salt with water for mopping the floor as the salt absorbs all the negativity from the atmosphere & almost from all the corners. There should be no cobwebs. Maintain cleanliness where valuable, locker or safe is kept. Clear the space with sound instruments like metal bells, singing bowl, or Tibetan Om Bell.
Vastu is all about balancing of the energy. Whenever you light up dark corners or brighten your home in general, you bring sunlight and positive energy into the area. Remove stagnant or negative energy from each and every corner of the house. Lighting diya’s or candles to activate this area.
Ensure that each and every corner of the house is adequately lit. A lot of people wonder about the right direction for the diya. On Diwali, all directions are equally important. The entrance door must be particularly well lighted – place a Diya on either side and a candle or a Diya at every opening in the house.
Make sure the Puja Diya remains lit for the entire night of Diwali.
Welcome Lakshmi, Celebrate Diwali or Dipawali with Vastu Shastra Tips for Diwali
Celebrate Diwali to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, into the house. Diwali Puja is one of the most important and essential rituals of every household.
Worship and install a super yantra – Meru Shriparni Yantra during the Diwali. According to ancient texts, Goddess Laxmi has a presence in the Shriparni Tree. It is believed that shri (shree) yantra made out of Shriparni wood gives lifelong prosperity. It keeps you wealthy & healthy. This yantra is also very helpful to correct Vastu dosha or Vastu defect.
Worshipright hand conch (Dakshinavari shankh) also be worshiped during the Lakshmi pooja. Fill the conch with fresh rice. Place this conch wrapped with yellow cloth in your safe vault for good fortune. Replace rice every year on the day of Dipawali.
Diwali is very relevant when observed from Vastu angle. Decorate home with rangoli designs and rows of lights to welcome Lakshmi. The Rangoli designs and lights encourage positive urja/vibes. Hanging of auspicious Toran/Kandil/Lantern/Lamp at the entrance is also another way to welcome positive energy, Good luck, and Prosperity to the home.
The bursting of crackers is today the most important and eagerly-awaited part of the Diwali celebrations. According to one belief, the sound that resounds throughout the universe makes all aware of the grand homecoming of Lord Rama. Also, another belief is that the crackers are an indication of the joy of the people living on the earth, making the gods aware of their plentiful state. Still another possible reason has a more scientific basis: the fumes produced by the crackers will drive away a lot of insects, found in plenty after the rains.
Finally, the overall feeling of festivities, love, purity, religion, knowledge, and also prosperity all go to make Diwali the most Vastu oriented festival. Let us Celebrate !!!! Happy Diwali!!
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