1. Ganpati's mouse
Ganesh festival is upon us and it’s that time of the year when people will bring in Ganpati idols and decorate them with fancy jewelry items. If you are celebrating this festival for the first time and don’t know how to go about it, we’ve got your back! The festival has been depicted in ZEE5’s latest original Marathi series Gondya Ala Re, that you can check out for a reference.
We list 7 essential jewelry idol that your idol should be decorated with, starting with the Ganpati mouse. It is believed that a mouse was Lord Ganesha’s mode of transport and hence is an essential part of the decorations. Purchase it here.
Lord Ganesha’s mother Parvati once gave her son a stack of 21 durvas, to make him feel better, after he had consumed too many modaks. These apparently helped calm down the burning sensation in Ganesha’s stomach after overeating. You can buy them here.
This is a sweet dish, prepared specially during Ganesh festival. They contain a mixture of coconut and jaggery. Modaks are believed to be Lord Ganesha’s favourite dish and form an essential part of the decorations as well as the prayer service. You can place a golden modak like the one above, near your idol. Buy it here.
During Ganesh festival, a leaf of paan is placed near the idol, with a bit of supari on it. This is done every time, you start the puja. You can either take a real paan leaf, or can use a golden one like in the picture above to decorate your idol. You can buy it here.
5. Ganesh shastra
This was believed to be Lord Ganesha’s weapon, and the most powerful one at it. This weapon comes in the form of trishul or gada, like the one you see above. Purchase it here.
6. Hibuscus flower
According to popular myth, hibuscus flowers were Lord Ganesha’s favourite and hence are used every year as a part of the Ganesh festival decorations. You can get one here.
If you observe carefully, most Ganpati idols are seen wearing mukuts. These form an essential part of the decorations as well as Lord Ganesha’s attire in general. You can get a mukut of any kind. But if you’re looking for one with peacock feathers-popularly known as morpankh mukut– you can get one here.
Tell us which of these jewelry items you find the most fascinating in the comments section below.
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