We are blessed to be born in this beautiful and culturally rich land of lakhs of deities. Worshiping god is not just a ritual but a way of life in India.Our whole year is planned according to the festivals.Use of silver in religious activity is an ancient tradition , goes back thousands of years in India.
Pooja Thal is the commonly used silverware especially during festivals like Diwali.It generally has a plate, a diya, a small sindoor box, a silver coin , a small ghanta and god idols, all made in pure silver.
God Idols made in pure silver are considered very auspicious .Many Hindus keep them in the temple at home for prosperity and happiness.
Idol of Shree Laxmi and Ganesha is worshiped all across India on Diwali.With this, one silver coin is also kept in the thal.Although other deities idols in silver are also kept in temple, but Laxmi and Ganesh have special significance of showing health , wealth and happiness if worshiped especially on Diwali.
Kalash is symbolic of religious work.It is always kept during any ritual filled with water .
We worship by lighting a diya in front of god.Without diyas no ritual can take place and that is why , tradition to light it everyday in the temple of the house every morning and evening.Silver diyas get sold the most due to their mandatory presence.