This season, play up your puja space with porcelain Ganesha diyas, silver vessels, a marble figurine of Goddess Durga and more
With Diwali just over a week away, it’s all about rituals, lights and decorations. Give your puja room a dash of drama with Frazer and Haws’ Sherawali Maa figurine or a touch of sparkle with the exquisite puja thali from Episode. From porcelain and marble idols to fragrances and bells, here is our pick of puja essentials.
Text: Mayuri J Ravi
Take a stand
Amrapali has introduced a new range of silver diya stands. Featuring Om and Lakshmi, there is also a Carnelian-studded version. Our pick is this handcrafted silver Ganesha diya stand, embellished with multi-coloured stones. Rs 12,000. Details: tribebyamrapali.com
While it is an ideal gift for the season, these laser-cut diyas from Gifted will also make a great centre piece for your festive kolam. Or you could group them together at the entrance of your home this Diwali. The lamps, with metal T-light holders, come in bright colours like yellows, oranges and pinks. Rs 300. Available at their store in Mylapore. Details: 42106559
Handcrafted in pure Makrana marble, Frazer and Haws’ Sherawali Maa figurine is embellished with sterling silver jewellery—with 24 karat gold accents and crystals. Part of its Shakti collection, the idol gets a burst of colour with a red sari that is also crafted out of marble. The collection includes a Goddess Durga and plaques of Goddess Shakti. Rs 7,65,000. Available at Estaa, Kwality House, Mumbai. Details: 022 23824429
Lladro’s latest offering is the Ganesha diya, which promises to add a touch of special to the festivities. Hand-crafted in white porcelain, and hand painted to a glossy finish by Lladro’s master artisans in Valencia (Spain), this is an elegant addition to your puja room. Rs 14,000. Available at the store in Bergamo Mall. Details: 43219440
Once a prized merchandise on the Silk Route, frankincense is thankfully easier to source these days. Drop by Good Earth to pick up their Frankincense Ancient Incense set, which contains an antique brass Dewa Dunna fumer, frankincense resin, charcoal pellets, matchbox and a paraffin wax candle. Perfect to set the mood. Rs 3,200. Details: 43087878
You can never go wrong with sterling silver. This kalash, from city-based Vummidi Silverware, has engravings of Goddess Lakshmi and can be used to store the coconut, mango leaves and holy water for the puja. Rs 5,000 approximately. Available at the store in Anna Nagar. Details: 42888600
Circle of light
Made of sterling silver, this Shree Yantra puja thali set from Episode is inspired by the yantras (or mandalas)—the spiritual symbol that represents the universe. It comes with a diya, an incense stick holder and a bell. Available at the store in Ispahani Centre. Details: 42113305
Ring it in
Taamaa, the Delhi-based lifestyle brand known for its eclectic range of polished metal products, presents their puja collection, Ambuj. Inspired by the curves of the lotus, it comprises puja thalis, ghee pots and charnamrit bowls. We like the minimalist bell made of high gloss
copper and nickel. Rs 590.