5 ways to add a divine touch to your nameplate

Written by: Edina Ferrao



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A home is a very special place and a nameplate a most personal way to extend a warm welcome. Housenma, one of the country’s most accomplished makers of handcrafted nameplates, shows you 5 auspicious and customized ways to add a divine touch to your name, nameplate, and home.

1. Om

Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols in Hinduism. It refers to Atman (soul, self-within)and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge). The syllable is often found at the beginning and the end of chapters in the Vedas, the Upanishads, and other Hindu texts. The syllable is also referred to as omkara, aumkara, and pranava.

Om on nameplate

Bless your home with the good vibrations of Om.

2. Swastika

One of the oldest symbols made by humans, the Swastika dates back some 6,000 years to rock and cave paintings. Scholars generally agree it originated in India. It has also meant a symbol of good luck, prosperity and all things auspicious for other ancient cultures, including the Vikings and Greeks, besides Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. It is seen as a power symbol and is also the emblem of Ganesha, the god of good luck. In both Hinduism and Jainism, the Swastika is used to mark the opening pages of account books, doors and thresholds.

Swastika on nameplate

Bring the power and goodness of the Swastika to your doorstep.

3. Kalash

A kalasha is a metal (brass, copper, silver or gold) pot with a large base and small mouth, large enough to hold a coconut. Sometimes "Kalasha" also refers to such a pot filled with water and topped with a coronet of mango leaves and a coconut. This combination is viewed as auspicious and often used in Hindu rites and a ceremonial object, decorative motif in Indian art and architecture.

Kalash on nameplate

The Purna-Kalasha is considered a symbol of abundance and "source of life" in the Vedas. Here’s how you can make it a part of your name and home.

4. Ganesha

You will find a Ganesha symbol or idol at the entrance of most business houses in India. Ganesha is considered auspicious because he is the god of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles. He is also known as the god of wisdom and intelligence. According to mythological belief, when Lord Ganesha was born, the god Mercury was present in Kailash. Because of this, many Hindus worship him before any major endeavor they undertake.

Ganesha on nameplate

The custom-designed way to bring Ganesha into your home is here.

5. Holy Cow

Millions of Hindus revere and worship cows. The cow is considered a sacred animal, as it provides us life sustaining milk. It is also seen as a maternal figure, a care taker of her people. The cow is a symbol of the divine bounty of earth. So much so that Mahatma Gandhi often said that the "central fact of Hinduism is cow protection"

Cow on nameplate

If you revere and care deeply about Hinduism’s most important animal and would like to make it a part of your home, you will appreciate this.