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Karwa Chauth Thali Decoration: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Karwa Chauth Thali Decoration: Hindu Culture & Tradition

The festival of Karwa Chauth is celebrated with great pomp and show in various parts of the country. It is said that this is an auspicious festival that bring fortune as well as well being along with long life for one s husband if she observes this fast with full faith. In the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat, the festival is celebrated in almost similar manner just nine days before Diwali i.e. on the fourth day of the Kartik month by the Hindu calendar. The rituals begin early morning from having sargi (pre-dawn meal) and end by offering water to the moon.

Karva Chauth Pooja Thali Decoration

The fast of Karva Chauth is loaded with intricate rituals and customs. Thus, all the arrangements for the pooja material are done prior to the festival. One of the most important parts of this Pooja is the decoration of the Pooja thali so that every material is specified in accordance with the required quantity and order. It is also important because the decorated thali forms an important component of the Karva Chauth puja. These Pooja thali are interestingly decorated by the women who observe fast to give their Pooja thali an exclusive and special look.

The Karva Chauth Pooja Thali, better known as Baya, consists of the roli, vermilion, sacred water, dry fruits like almonds, pishta etc., earthen clay pots, diyas and different types of Indian sweets. The Thali may be a silver thali, brass thali or a steel thali depending upon your choice. In this Thali, every Pooja material is kept separately in katoris (small bowls). During the Pooja this thali is while the story is being narrated. After the puja, this thali is presented to the eldest member of the family who blesses the woman.

The Pooja Thali can be decorated in accordance to the creative skills and arts known to the decorator as there is no specific rule and regulation to how the thali should be decorated. Some people decorate thalis for puja by making ritualistic decoration like rangoli and alpana while some people opt for floral decorations with the help of flowers, leaves, color and multicolored pulses.

Karwa Chauth Thali Decoration Ideas

Here we have given an easy way to decorate the Pooja Thali with oil. You can easily decorate your Karwa Chauth Pooja Thali immediately before Pooja in this manner.

Steps

  • Dip an ear bud in oil and draw beautiful pctures on the Pooja Thali.
  • Spread some powdered sindoor / Haldi / any color on it.
  • Shake the thali well so that the colors are properly spread.
  • Now turn the Thali in the opposite direction and dust out to remove excess color powder.
  • You will find design that you draw with oil embossed on plain Thali.
  • After pooja, you can wipe this and keep the same for next year.

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