In every Hindu Puja, thali decoration plays a very important role
as no puja will be complete without these decorations. Sisters on the
festive occasion of Bhai dooj, graduate the art form of decorating the
thalis. The pains and efforts of decorating the puja thali by sisters
are later rewarded by their brother with presents & gifts. On this
day, sisters compete with each other to put up their very best.
The puja thali or plate for Bhai duj contain roli, aipun and rice in
their respective katoris and a coconut, all tastefully decorated. After
putting all these items, sisters can then place the prasad onto the
thali, a little piece of mithai or a batasha. Thali can further be
embellished with a host of novel designs with the help of materials such
as colored grains, felt paper, poster paints, flowers, buds, petals,
leaves, beads and sequins.