Tulsi pot or tulsi maadam as it is called is considered auspicious and adorns many homes. This tutorial shows how a tulsi pot shaped diya can be decorated in a simple and charming manner.
How to decorate a tulsi pot diya – tutorial:
Start with a plain tulsi pot diya – clean it well to remove dust and other impurities.
Apply a thin coat of red acrylic paint on the diya and allow it to dry. The coat of red acrylic gives the diya a rich clay color.
Now start to bring in some color to the diya… green has been painted here resembling mango leaves toran…
After green has been painted…
An outline using pale yellow acrylic has been painted on each of the motifs.
And black has been used to fill within the outlines.
A strip of white at the bottom gives the finishing touch to the pot.
View of two sides of the diya…
And view of the other two sides…
Apply a coat of clear varnish and allow to dry.
Place a wick at the top, pour in a little oil and you can now light the tulsi pot diya!