5 temple designs for the forthcoming festival of Ganesh Chathurthi in India
Lokendra Ranawat, founder & CEO, WoodenStreet, lists some ways to set the spirit of 'Ganpati Bappa Morya!' high
‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ - It's a chant that fills millions of people with intense excitement, immense love and immutable belief for a festival that binds Indians together, ‘Ganesh Chathurthi’. Idols of Ganesha, the loud sound of ‘dhol' and the endless messages of ‘Ganesh Chaturthi Chya Hardik Subhecha' - Indians who worship the 'Elephant God' believe in ‘Go grand or Go home' when it comes to celebrating this festival that lasts nine days. If you are a Ganpati devotee, now is the right time indulge in a home temple.
A perfect home temple will provide a beautiful home to Lord Ganesha and also keep all the pooja essentials in place. Whether a shelf design, drawer style or a wall-mounted design, there are many ways in which you can create a special zone in an abode meant exclusively for worship. Lokendra Ranawat, founder & CEO, WoodenStreet list five 'simple’ designs available online...
1. Free-standing wooden temple with doors and shelves:
With the elegant lattice or traditional pattern carving on the door opening up to a simple shelving structure for the idols to be properly placed, this temple combines beauty with thoughtful features.
Raised above the ground with a low-height stool with an extra drawer and a plate to keep the incense stick stand or an earthen lamp, it offers enough space to make a delightful modak offering to the deity.
2. Surface-mounted home temple with ample storage drawers:
Go in for this home temple design if you don't wish to get up in the middle of the Ganpati's aarti to get extra camphor from the kitchen. This design includes storage drawers which are spacious enough to store anything related to pooja essentials. The gracefully styled, lattice-carved doors crowned with the tower-like structure, adds up to a mini-mandir version for an abode.
3. Traditional wall-mounted home temple:
This design is most suitable if floor space is important. Affixed on the wall to leave the floor space for either decoration or other purposes, this design will serve urban apartments perfectly. The best part is that it comes with drawers to keep all the curios inside it systematically and a sleek surface to keep the incense stick stand and offerings to the deity. For festive appeal, you could opt for a design with carvings or a tower-like structure with intertwined motif.
4. Eclectic wall-mounted home temple:
The best of both worlds - contemporary and traditional. Carving a niche in the best designs of the mandir, this has a sleek, stylish appeal mingled seamlessly with sophisticated carvings. The designs with sleek table-top and a backdrop of a gorgeously carved wooden panel, are the ones which will add a wow-factor to your home interiors this Ganesh Chaturthi.
5. Colourful wooden home temples:
Lively colours, capacious drawers, and a divine charisma - all in one package! Add greens and saffron to your home this Ganesh Chaturthi, as this will attract positivity and prosperity to your abode. Go for the ones with golden embossed paintwork and glittering gold-painted tower-like structure on the top, if you want to make the interiors look even more splendid.
These trendy yet timeless designs of wooden home temples are a feast for the eyes. You can find them on www.woodenstreet.com Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!