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Diwali Festival: Vastu Main Entrance Decoration Easy Guide

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Diwali is the famous Hindu Festival of Lights, that is celebrated exactly 20 days after ‘Dussehra’ on the dark night of ‘Amavasya’ of the Kartika month. It comprises of two main festivals – ‘Dhanteras’ and ‘Naraka Chaturdasi’ (‘Chhotti Diwali’), celebrated before Diwali and two others – ‘Govardhan Puja’ and ‘Bhaiya Duj’ celebrated after Diwali.

Since the Diwali festival is signified as the victory of Light and Goodness and the end of Darkness and Evil, naturally there lies greater emphasis upon cleanliness, hygiene, goodness of heart and happiness.

During this festival, the homes are thoroughly cleaned; doors and windows are kept wide open so as to welcome the Goddess ‘Lakshmi’, the deity of wealth. Houses, offices, shops and other properties are well lit in order to attract abundance and prosperity.

In our previous article, we have already mentioned how Vastu Shastra plays a crucial role in bringing harmony in homes and in the lives of the people living in that space. We discussed important Vastu tips for cleaning the homes and properly de-cluttering the living spaces.

Read here to know the concept of de-cluttering – how and where to de-clutter.

Find here the major space cleaning Vastu tips for Diwali.

In this article, we will read about the Vastu requirement for the Main Entrance of the house, that is main door decoration tips.

Main Door Vastu Decoration:

  1. According to Vastu Shastra, the main entrance of your house is the gateway through which positivity and prosperity makes way inside the home and the lives of inhabitants. Therefore make sure that there are no obstructions lying in your doorway. The main door should be clean, wide open and no clutter should be placed around it. Door should not make any creaking sound. Any broken hinge  or glass should be disposed of.
  2. Hang or draw a silver Swastika on the main door, since this is a very auspicious sign that shuns the negative energy.   
  3. Decorate the main entrance of your home with a Toran or Bandanwars. The ideal Toran is made by the leaves of Mango, Peepal and Ashoks Trees. These holy leaves purify the space and wards off any evil. These days people use artificial Torans, but people in countryside still create their own Torans.
  4. You can also draw an Asthamangala sign, which is the seat of lotus wearing a sacred garland of eight auspicious symbols. You can also hang an artificial Asthamangala hanging after energizing it.
  5. Make your main entrance broad, open and light, by decorating it with bright coloured rice lights like red, orange, yellow, green etc. 
  6. Invite Goddess Lakshmi in your home by making small footprints drawn with the mix of rice flour and vermilion directed inwards from the entrance towards inside of the house. Many people these days paste the footprint stickers. Make sure not to paste them haphazardly. They should be directed inwards in a beautiful way.
  7. Draw Rangoli designs or traditional motifs. You can also draw signs of “Lakshmi” and “Lord Ganesh” on your main door. But make sure that auspicious Rangoli designs must not be trampled by feet.

“We at Today Astrology wish you a very happy and prosperous Diwali. May Goddess Lakshmi bless you with abundance in all areas of your life!“