Make your Diwali special with our selection of everything festive, from diyas and candles to gift boxes.
When Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit went viral on social media last week—adorned with rangoli designs—it was a global call to get started with the Diwali celebrations. With a week to go, here is how you can update your home décor and be puja ready. From antique diyas and votives to exclusive porcelain idols, our pick of festive essentials.
Add some bling with Swarovski’s tea light holder. In gold-tone glass, it comes with a reversible base that lets you choose between a metallic or crystal shine. Rs 5,460 onwards. At their store in Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 66650116
Fabindia’s festive collection offers everything from home décor (like vases and tea light holders) to accessories and clothes. We pick this brass diya from the line to add an antique touch to your puja. At Rs 990. Fabindia, Besant Nagar. Details:43515207
This thaal posh from Casa Pop is a must-have for your puja preparations. The sateen cover with its colourful digital print of Goddess Lakshmi has olden lace embroidery on the edges, adding that festive shine. Rs 1,000 onwards. At Select Citywalk Mall, New Delhi. Details: 011 40870034
Gift your loved ones a curated box from Kama Ayurveda. With hand-rolled sambrani incense sticks, a handmade incense stick holder made in Khurja, a jasmine candle and mogra water, it will add a touch of colour to the rituals. Rs 1,400 onwards. At their store in Phoenix MarketCity Mall. Details: 30083456
On the plate
Looking for the perfect puja set this festival? The puja thaal from British brand Frazer and Haws is just the right pick. The silver set—which comes with a copper and gold tint—comprises a bell, a lamp and a kumkum plate. Rs 7,000 onwards. At Estaa, Kemps Corner, Mumbai. Details: 022 23824429
Go beyond traditional idols and get this exquisite porcelain Ganesha figurine by Spanish brand Lladro. The idol, crafted by Spanish sculptor Raul Rubio, combines pastel hues with ornate gold pigments. At Rs 25,000. At the Lladro store, Khader Nawaz Khan Road. Details: 9952964216
Jaipur-brand Amrapali’s new range of puja specials includes everything from thaals to diyas. We pick the silver bell with an engraved Ganesha and the silver puja spoon with an agate leaf to add some shine. Rs 3,750 onwards. At Amrapali, Khader Nawaz Khan Road. Details: 42085814
Light up your home to welcome the Goddess of Wealth. This hand-crafted silver-plated brass lamp from Episode has triple impact, with three diyas radiating off a common base. Rs 1,890 onwards. Details: episodesilver.com
All that glitters
Add a dash of gold and light from The Label Life. Choose their honeycomb tumbler candles or the blossom bowls, and the etched aluminium votives will not only light up your home, but its vanilla fragrance will also impart a refreshing scent. From Rs 890 onwards. Details: thelabellife.com
Text: Saloni Sinha