Durga Puja is a Hindu festival celebrated all across the Indian subcontinent annually in the seventh month of Ashwina, which offers homage to Maa Durga. It is celebrated to commemorate Maa Durga’s victory over Mahishasur. It is also referred to as, Durgotsav or Sharodotsava in some regions. On the virtuous occasion, Maa Durga’s face is unveiled and Drums are rolled. The devotees wake up early to worship Maa Durga. How are you celebrating this Durga Puja?
1. Cow Dung Diya
The cow dung diya is purely made of cow dung, not buffalo dung. It is made of cow dung, Gow Mutra, milk, quark, and ghee and is specifically made to act as a mosquito repellant. Buy sustainable products to reap environmental and economical benefits. All you have to do with the cow dung diya is:
- Fill the cow dung diya with ghee/oil,
- Light it up,
- Put a wich in the Diya,
- Place it in an insect prone area.
Let it do its magic. You can also make this cow dung diya by yourself and send these to your loved ones.
2. Raw White Honey
On the holy occasion of Durga Puja, buy sustainable gifts and send to your relatives and friends raw and organic honey without any preservatives. Raw Honey is unprocessed natural raw honey, which is extracted from the hives of Uttarakhand. The honey is free of any type of antibiotics, preservatives, or adulterants. Since it is made of purely natural methods, the honey may crystallize in winters.
Add this cute bottle of honey to your customized gift box which makes the whole gift more attractive and sweater. You can use this honey in salads, shakes, dishes and can consume it directly as well. This is the best replacement for sugar for your dishes.
3. Hawan Samagri
Hawan Samagri is the most important thing in a puja. The Hawan Samagri is a mixture of dried herbal roots and leaves burnt during yagnas and homas. The Hawan Samagri diffuses into the air to purify the environment for the puja. This hawan samagri can be used for every type of puja.
Besides purifying the environment, it also has antibacterial properties and activates the air to act as a germicidal agent. Different types of medicines and herbs are vaporized when sacrificed to the hawan kund fire, which then enters human bodies in a gaseous state through the nose and mouth, reaching the lungs and pores of the skin.
4. Cow Dung Dhoop
Cow Dung Dhoop made from natural substances purifies the environment and is safe to use daily without any side effects. It also cures VASTU and kills various viruses and bacteria harmful to human health. Many people prefer to buy sustainable products and cow dung dhoop for the sole reason to convert negative energy in their lives into positive energy. It is effective and creates a positive environment at home or the workplace. After burning it, it gives powerful smoke for the first 30 minutes but it is not harmful and can be used daily with no fear of any side effects. Here’s how to use it:
- Light the tip
- Blow it lightly till the flame turns red
- Keep it in an incense burner
- Let it spread all around the room.
5. Vintage Seed Bottle
Vintage seed gifting bottles are a very good gift to present on any occasion and who doesn’t love them? The Vintage Seed Bottle is a 10 ml bottle with cork as a cap. It contains seeds of mostly flowers and a note wrapped with a jute thread. This note is the name of the seed with a QR code, which when you scan will take you to the procedure of sowing and the growing seed. Outside the bottle, it has a Thank you note written on a colored tag which is wrapped on the neck of the bottle with a jute thread.
Jute thread is a big contribution to the environment and also a replacement of plastic for any gift items. Try to make customized gifts that save the environment and help people to remember you for a longer time.
Some more Customised Gifting Ideas!
- Make a pack of some seeds, coir pots, and manure. Wrap it in a beautiful handmade box with a cute note on the top of it.
- Germination kit with minature toys can be a good option for them who are beginners into Gardening.
- Seed card is the most cheapest option that can be added to any gift box. You can write your own message inside it.
- Best Potting soil with Gardening tools can also be gifted to pro gardeners.
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