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VASTU TIPS TO INVITE PEACE AND PROSPERITY THIS DIWALI!

Diwali, a five-day festival of glitter and gold, lights and colour, is one of the most important festivals of India. Irrespective of their social and financial status, Indians, especially Hindus across the world, celebrate this auspicious festival with tremendous vigour and excitement. Diwali, a five-day festival of glitter and gold, lights and colour, is one of the most important festivals of India. Irrespective of their social and financial status, Indians, especially Hindus across the world, celebrate this auspicious festival with tremendous vigour and excitement. People decorate their homes by making colourful and attractive rangoli patterns in the courtyard and in front of the main door and lighting beautiful diyas clay lamps! and candles. "irecrackers, sweets and exchange of gifts are also a ma#or part of the celebrations. However, all the merrymaking and glit$ are not the only highlights of the festivities. In fact, they are secondary% the most important feature of the festival is worshipping of &ord 'anesha, (ighnaharta and the foremost of all Hindu 'ods, and 'oddess &akshmi, the 'oddess of )ealth and Prosperity, 'oddess *araswati, the 'oddess of +nowledge and &earning, 'oddess ,ahakali, the 'oddess of Power and -nergy, and performing Poo#as to seek their divine blessings. .ccording to the legends, these powerful and holy spirits enter only those houses which are well-decorated, clean and properly arranged. It is, therefore, necessary to do everything right to invite the 'ods and 'oddess to your home. )elcome 'oddess &akshmi to your home by stamping small footprints at the entrance of your home. /hese footprints bring prosperity and happiness. .lso, "ollow these (astu tips to welcome health, wealth, peace and prosperity to your home, and thereby in your life. 0. *et your Poo#a room correctly /he 1orth--ast corner of a house is perfectly suitable for a Poo#a 'har. /herefore, if possible, set the Poo#a 'har in this particular direction, if not, you may place it in the -ast. It is advisable that you avoid using colour black in the interiors of this sacred place. +eep a new and clean piece of cloth aside for the purpose of cleaning the photos and idols. Do not use this cloth for any other purpose. .void wearing black and dark colours while performing Poo#a. 2. Place the idols right /he 1orthern portion of a home is associated with wealth. Hence, ideally, the &akshmi poo#a should be conducted in that location. However, do not keep two idols of the same god in the poo#a ghar. &ord 'anesha should be kept on the left side of the 'oddess &akshmi and 'oddess *araswati should be placed on the right side of 'oddess &akshmi. Idols of all of these 'od and 'oddess should be in sitting form. Place idols in the 1orth--ast direction and pictures of water and 3+alash3 in the east or north of the poo#a room. )hile you put idols and images of gods, make sure that they are not put in a way that they would face the door of the poo#a room or one another.

4. 'et rid of waste and clutter 5efore the festival of Diwali , 'anesha says, throw away all unwanted and useless items that have been lying around in the house and create some space for the new. .s per the (astu *hastra, the front door is related to opportunities. /herefore, make sure that the front door of your home opens fully and no clutter is stored behind it, otherwise the divine energies and opportunities may not enter your home. /he main hall is the place where you primarily connect with the external world so it should always be neat, beautiful and welcoming. Don3t keep unnecessary and old stuff in this room, for they don3t generate positive vibes. 6. 7emove negative vibes from your house +ali 8haudash is one of the best days to remove all kinds of negativities from your home. 9n day of +ali 8haudash, that is, the second day of Diwali, you should worship either 'oddess +ali or &ord Hanuman in order to remove negativities from physical, mental and emotional bodies. *everal methods have been mentioned in Hindu religious scriptures, the (edas, that remove negative effects from homes and offices. Here are some tips to protect your home from evil spirits. 1ot only that, these tips will also help you find peace and happiness at home. .ll these methods are meant to protect the individuals : home and business places from evil spirits, evil eyes, black magic, psychic attacks or any other type of negative forces. However, before following and applying these tips, you need to understand the concept of -nergy "ield of your homes. It is a cosmo-magnetic energy field around your home which is not visible to most people, but it can be instinctively sensed or experienced by experts. ;ou may also chant the mantras mentioned here to gain strength and positivity. .ccording to the science of ,antra, the armours kavach! of different deities such as &akshmi +avach, Durga kavach, *hiva +avach, 7am +avach, Hanuman kavach etc. can be attained through the reciting of these mantra. 'anesha is of the opinion that each and every member of a family should chant these mantras in the Poo#a room. ,ay (a#rahasta protects our five vital breaths Pran, .pan, (yan, <dan, *aman! and +alyanashobhana protects our life force. ,ay 'oddess ;ogini protect our sense organs, that is, the faculties of taste, seeing, smell, hear and touch. ,ay 1arayni protects us. ,ay (arahi protects our life, (aishnavi protects our dharma, &akshmi protects our success, 8hakrini protects our wealth and knowledge. =. 9ffer 'uggal Dhoop During Diwali, you may offer 'uggal Dhoop to each and every part of your home. /he entire team of (astu Purusha, consisting of Dwar Pal Protector of Doors!, +shetra Pal Protector of

7egions!, Dik Pal Protector of Directions!, regains energy by this Dhoop, says 'anesha. 5esides, 'uggal Dhoop removes stress from the domestic environment and instils harmony in the family. ;ou may also offer 'uggal Dhoop everyday to maintain the positive energy in your home. >. *pray *alty )ater ,ix salt in water and spray this salted water in each and every corner of your home on regular basis, especially around the time of Diwali, suggests 'anesha. It is believed that salt absorbs all the negativity from air, purifies the enviornment and helps you be happy and content. ;ou may perform this remedy twice a week. Don3t forget to wash you hands after spraying the water. ..