One of the simplest joys of Diwali is to light up diyas in the evening. To me, this one ritual is the meditative space in between the rush of preparing sweets or meeting the extended family. Naturally, I always want my lights to be plenty and in a variety of designs. This Diwali, make the right choice with your lamps and light up your home in the most elegant manner.
1. Handcrafted Dhokra lamps for your doorstep:
The pair of diyas you place on either side of your main door has to be impressive. These metal lamps made with Dhokra art are just what you need this Diwali. Not only is the design exquisite and unique but you also support rural artisans earn a living by reviving ancient crafts.
2. A diya thali to welcome your guests
Aralikatte believes in blending age-old traditions with contemporary utilities. For Diwali, they have curated wonderfully designed diya thalis that can ornament your living room effortlessly. The thalis do the job of diyas AND rangoli! Just place this thali on the table and light the lamps. Voila, your room ambience will be set!
3. Keep them simple and plenty
A line of simple clay diyas with cotton wicks is a necessity every Diwali. These handcrafted terracotta lamps come in a pack of 40 for just Rs 495. Place them in your balcony, on stairs or in the garden and adorn your home with the teeny lights.
4. Bamboo string lights to go with the lantern
Want your Diwali decor to be unique? With these bamboo string lights, it will also be empowering! Bhavm is a Kerala brand that is reviving ancient arts and combining them with contemporary products to make your decor unique. These 5 metres bamboo string lights are one such example of their amazing products.
5. Copper tealight holders to light up the indoors
Tea light holders are excellent ways to brighten up your indoor spaces. In your office, living room or anywhere else that you feel oil lamps are too risky, place these beautiful copper tealight holders with a candle in them. Even after Diwali, they can continue making the perfect ambience at home.
6. Handcrafted brass diya in your puja room
Place this diya in your Puja room and get ready for an auspicious Diwali. Made with pure brass, the diya is handcrafted by rural artisans. Both traditional and modern in its looks, the diya can be used during as well as after Diwali.
7. A pack of 4 dome tea lights for indoor decor
Terracotta can never go out of fashion. The rustic and simple look of clay handcrafted to hold tea lights is just what you need this Diwali. This pack costs just Rs 345 and will uplift your decorations. Give it as a gift or keep it for when guests visit, but these dome tea lights are a must-have this festive season.
(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)