It is traditional to hange beautiful and exotic lanterns to fill the house inside and out with light at Diwali. Here's an example Diwali lantern.
Print out these Diwali posters to display in the classroom or home at Diwali. We have the Hindu gods Lakshmi and Ganesha and the characters of the Diwali story, Rama and Sita, Hanuman and Ravana, as well as a diya. Although the posters are bright and colourful, we've designed them for classroom use so they aren't too demanding on printer ink!
How about making some puppets instead, to act out the story of Diwali? Print onto card, cut out the pictures (and laminate if you wish), then attach to a lollipop stick or chopstick.
This street is decorated with all sorts of lovely Diwali lights in beautiful jewel colours. What a vibrant, exciting sight - perfect for this joyful festival of lights. This poster might be useful for Diwali displays, or for putting up on the white board while you are talking about Diwali.
This poster of Diwali lights shows clearly a rangoli or traditional design picked out in pretty, vibrant colours. What an exciting sight!
This display of traditional Diwali sweets looks so tempting! Who could resist taking some of these home for the celebrations? Use this poster for your Diwali displays or while talking about the Hindu festival.
Here's a printable poster of a diya, the old-fashioned oil lamp used to light the way back home for Rama and Sita in the story of Diwali, and traditionally lit during the Hindu Festival of Lights to welcome the goddess Lakshmi into homes.
This simple photographic poster shows a close-up of a traditional diya, or oil lamp, lit for the Diwali festivities.
This pretty painted diya is in traditional, bright Indian colours with a traditional design. It's ready to be filled with oil and lit for the Diwali festivities.
A silver tray filled with simple oil lamps creates a stunning display for Diwali, lighting up the area to welcome in the goddess Laskshmi. This is a lovely poster for display at Diwali, or to use as a discussion topic.
This poster shows a huge pile of simple clay diya, waiting to be laid out around the entrance of the home and in the windows to bring welcome and light during the Hindu festival of light, Diwali.
Here's a fun printable poster of the Hindu god of wisdom and success, Ganesha, also known as Lord Ganesh. Ganesha is the destroyer of evils, and is often seen riding a mouse.
Here's a colourful Hanuman poster to print for Diwali. According to legend, Hanuman, the monkey king, helps Rama rescue Sita from the evil Ravana and defeat him in a mighty battle. Hanuman is worshipped as a symbol of strength, perseverance and devotion.
Here's a pretty printable poster of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, traditionally encouraged into houses at Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. She is often seen carrying lotus blossoms and showering coins, as she is here.
Here's a fun printable classroom poster of Rama, hero of the Diwali story. Print it out for display or perhaps use it as a puppet...
This poster shows a traditional way to welcome visitors and family - and the goddess Lakshmi of good fortune - into the home at Diwali. It shows a pretty rangoli design on the floor and an arrangement of lit diya oil lamps.
This lovely rangoli is made out of beautiful flower petals in vibrant, jewel colours. What a beautiful way to welcome Lakshmi into the home at Diwali, or bring pleasure to your visitors any time.
This is just one of a series of photographic posters of beautiful rangoli designs. This one is a traditional circular, radiating design made of colourful flower petals. Imagine how lovely it must smell!
Not all rangoli are in simple rounded shapes. This one is a striking rangoli design in the shape of Ganesh or Ganesha, the elephant god. It is made of traditional rangoli powders in pretty, striking colours.
This rangoli is a simple but striking design. The white elements of the design are made with dessicated coconut, which just shows what a little creativity can do!
This rangoli design has been layed out and outlined with traditional white rangoli powder, filled with coloured powders - in some areas piled high for texture. In the centre sits a beautiful oil lamp, ready to be lit.
In some areas of India, rangoli are made only with white powder, relying on their design for impact. This lovely design certainly has impact! The powder lines are made by dropping the powder through the fingers in a sort of pinching movement.
Here's a colourful poster of Ravana to print for Diwali displays. According to legend, Ravana kidnapped Sita from her husband Rama to claim vengeance on Rama and his brother for having cut off the nose of his sister!
Our rockets poster will make a colourful addition to classroom displays for New Year, Bonfire Night, Diwali, July 4th or many other holidays.