Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav, marks the birth anniversary of Lord Guru Nanak, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. It is an important occasion for the Sikh community and devotees perform various rituals and organise grand ceremonial processions as part of the celebrations. Gurudwaras are beautifully decorated and an Akhand Path is performed just two days before Gurpurab or Kartik Purnima, which falls 15 days after Diwali. People also decorate their houses for a festive ambience. In this article, we share some popular Gurpurab decoration ideas for your home.
Fairy lights for outdoors
The sparkle of string lights can instantly bring festive vibes to your home. You can decorate your home exteriors, including garden areas, using fairy lights. Wrap them around trees and plants to beautify outdoor spaces.
Fairy lights for indoors
Bring the magic of string lights indoors and illuminate the living room walls. Go for standard LED bulbs and arrange them in an interesting pattern across the room.
Tea light candles
Cluster tea lights in a decorative tray and place it on the coffee table. This can be a perfect idea to uplift the festive décor quotient of your living room.
On Guru Nanak Jayanti, people decorate their homes by lighting diyas and candles, which signify hope and enlightenment. Choose eco-friendly diyas for inviting positivity into the house.
Transform blank corners of your house by placing scented candles and coloured glass votives. You combine these with other décor items such as flower vases.
Silver bowl decoration
Give a festive touch to your house with a silver or glass bowl filled with water and flower petals. Add some floating candles and place it on side tables or dining tables.
Creating an interesting décor for Gurpurab celebrations at home with earthen pots. Opt for a combination of intricately designed or simple clay pots and combine them with some marigold flowers or roses. You can also consider painting these clay pots.
Floral décor for entrance
Deck up your house entrance for Gurpurab with flower garlands or torans. Place fresh, fragrant flowers which give a colourful appeal and invite positive energies in the house.
Beautify your entrance area and other areas of the house, including the altar, with traditional rangoli designs using colour, flowers, etc. You can also experiment with unique designs to create a style statement.
For a classic yet elegant decoration idea for Gurpurab, you can go for burnished lanterns with intricate filigree work with decorative candles.
Tips to celebrate Gurpurab
You can organise Akhand Path at home and invite your friends and neighbours to be a part of the celebration. The Akhand Path starts two days before and ends on the day of Gurpurab. During the Akhand Path, the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book, is read. It is kept on a raised platform and decorated with fresh flowers.
People engage in Shabad Kirtan, a musical recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib. One can also listen to the Shabad Kirtan or sing along with the gathered worshipers.
Purchasing religious items
People widely engage in devotional purchases for the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. You can consider buying photo frames, gold-plated decorative items for the house, wall hangings, etc.
Take this opportunity to bond with friends and family and present unique gifts such as customised photo frames, sweets, etc.
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