Pooja thali is used in the pujas which are offered to our gods and goddesses. There are different pooja thalis for different pujas. Diwali pooja thali is quiet different from the pooja thali used in Raksha Bandhan. These pooja thalis are decorated with various items which are used in the poojas.
Pooja or worshipping or to some extent it can be said as performance of prayer along with other religious activities is elaborately performed every day in various temples and various Hindu houses. The main purpose of pooja ritual is to set up and create spiritual forces in and around us.
It is filled with lots of pooja articles which are very difficult to find in all the places. Each object or article is deeply associated with the ritual, Pooja has its own independent significance in the worshipping process.Pooja Thali is a plate which is basically made of silver, copper, gold, steel or brass. It is used to accommodate all the required items which are essential during the pooja. These accessories are set on the pooja thali in a beautiful manner and held by the ladies in both their hands during the sacred ritual.
There are several ways to decorate a pooja thali and it gives a divine feeling to decorate it. You can choose a thali which is made up of steel, silver, gold, brass or any other type of metal. The size and shape of pooja thalis may vary from oval, round or any other shape. You can just cover the thali with colored packing paper sheet and then put the pooja items on it. To make it more attractive, draw the sanctum symbols of the `Swastika`, the `Om` and the `Shree` on the thali with the help of roli paste.
You can also cover the thali with betel leaves and it gives a green color to your thali and after placing the pooja accessories over the thali it looks very beautiful and divine.
Pooja thali can also be covered with petals of different flowers like rose, marigold, etc. Then you may decorate the thali with various petals with single color or colors with different combinations. Different rangoli colors can also be used to give a beautiful design to your pooja thali.
There are different types of pooja thalis for different religious occasions. The Diwali Pooja Thali is one of the best decorated thalis which is decorated with a lot of pooja accessories. Adorned with beautiful designs, the Diwali pooja thali helps one to perform Dipawali Pooja in a grand way. The Diwali Pooja Thali comes with types of required accessories for the auspicious pooja like a bell, a leaf shaped tiny box to hold roli chawal, a matka, a om coin and a small katauri. The idols of laxmi and ganesh, the two deities greatly associated with prosperity and wealth, also form a part of the set of the Diwali Pooja Thali. There are various other pooja thalis for different poojas like Swastik Pooja Thali, Paan Pooja Thali, Diwali Pooja Thali, Pooja Thali in the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Ganpati Pooja Thali, etc.