Rakhi, the festival that celebrates the
brothers and sisters share,
comes with its own paraphernalia of beautiful decorations. Besides focusing on the general appearance of the house as well decorating it in as attractive a manner as possible, Rakhi decorations mainly revolve around the decoration of the Rakhi that is the focal point during the actual ceremony of the festival. Here are a few ideas that could help you decorate your home as well as your Rakhi thali for the festival celebration this year. It is these small things, after all, that make all the difference between a regular humdrum celebration and a truly memorable one.
It has become a more common practice to buy a rakhi thali for the celebrations. Today, there are assortments
of rakhi thalis available in
the market. The thali in
fact can be of silver, brass
or of steel for that matter.
For good measure you can
even explore the market for
thalis with fixed containers
and stands as well, for
placing different things. Apart from buying the rakhi thali, the practice of gifting rakhi thalis has become another popular phenomenon.
|Rakhi Thali Decorations|
Roli-turmeric Thali – Interested in giving a traditional look to your thali then go ahead and mix a little water to roli and the turmeric and then apply the liquid to the thali. The red and yellow combination will bestow a customary look to your thali.
Dry-fruits Thali – Mixed dry fruits like cashew nuts, chestnuts, raisins, cocoa nut, pistachio, almond, betelnut etc can be spread on the entire base. Or different circles of different dry- fruits can also be arranged, for it gives a colourful look.
Floral Thali - Fill the thali with fresh flowers, or just decorate the borders. You can opt for a single color flowers, or an array of varied color flowers. Alternatively, petals of flower are also a fine option.
Sweets Rakhi Thali – Place full pieces of the sweets in an attractive manner or cut them in different shapes and then place them. A combination of them will also look mesmerizing.
Choco-toffee Thali - This type of thali will suit the children perhaps. However, no real chocolates are placed here. In fact the area of thali is divided into different divisions by drawing lines of chocolates and toffeees. And in every division a Rakhi, diya, sweets, roli and akshat are placed.
Painted Thali - Geometric, floral, landscape or other themes can be made with paints on the thali.
Collage Thali – The thali will give a look of a college painting and so referred to as a Collage Thali. Varied color paper cuttings can be used for the decoration. Either plain papers with single color or the printed papers containing some pictures can be used.
Exquisite Thali – If you are looking to add to the glamour and sparkle of the occasion, you could try and use some shining crystals, diamonds and glitter to the thali. These are quite easily available in the market and ca stuck on simply to add dramatic effects. Mix them with stones of different colours in auspicious symbols like the ‘om’ and ‘swastik’, and your thali will look spectacular.
Water Thali – This is an extremely interesting thali which needs to be large and have raised edges. Place coloured or even plain water in the thali and use small vessels to contain the rakhi, roli and other essentials. You can place some flowers in the water which will float, and can use a floating candle(preferably a scented one), to replace the diya.
Rakhi thali decorations are just only one aspect of rakshabandhan festivities. Well, of course though festivities reach its crescendo that climax within a day’s time, the memories would linger. So get going and decorate your house on rakhi as well. Varied color bells, buntings, streamers will add to the festive look. Besides, making rangoli is also important part of rakhi celebrations. Rangoli can be made at the entrance, or in the room where you intend to tie the rakhi.
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