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Diwali the festival of light

Diwali the festival of light

Diwali is the biggest Indian festival celebrated with great joy and happiness.it is also known as deepawali which means row of diyas. Diyas have some spiritual and traditional values hence entire place is filled with the light of diyas at amavashya night but now candles and neon lights are used as substitute of diyas or with diyas.

Usually this festival falls in oct or nov every year at 15th day of kartik maas. This is a five days celebration. Before festival everyone clean their home and decorate by using various decorative materials and make rangoli and make sweats and many special dishes.peacock style rangoli designs

Day 1 dhanteras,13th day of lunar forth night on this day goddess Lakshmi is welcomed in to the home people purchase gold ,silver and utensils also.at this day we give honor to lord dhanvantri lord of health and healing at the evening Lakshmi puja is performed and each family decorate their home especially entrance.

Day 2 narakchaturdashi at this day lord Krishna destroyed demon narkasur.

Day 3diwali the main festival at this day people make rangoli at main entrance and worship goddess Lakshmi.it is believed that at this day lord ram returned to his home Ajodhya after 14 years vanvas .

Day 4 govardhan puja is celebrated beacause at this day lord Krishna defeated indra

Day 5 bhai duj it has similar value as raksha bandhan.it is celebrated to honor bond between brother and sister.

Wish you very happy Diwali ………………………………….

 

 

 

 

Hand Embroidery Patterns

Embroidery Designs- Hand Embroidery Patterns

I have some embroidery patterns for you, hope you like them.hand embroidery can enhance the look of fabric by using your creative skill. These embroidery designs are made by different types of thread and stitches such as this butterfly is created with woolen thread on a hand  towel.It is simple to make and look beautiful on fabric.

Butterfly Embroidery pattern

By using simple back stitch  basically which is used for making quilts, you can make very simple and beautiful motifs like this.

Back Stitch Embroidery

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Back Stitch Embroidery MotifHere, it is a beautiful peacock embroidery pattern which is made by using cotton thread and chain stitch on cotton fabric for pillow cover.

Peacock Embroidery Motif

hope you like these simple designs………………………..!

Chikan Embroidery Design

Chikan embroidery

Chikan work or embroidery is also known as chikankari, which is most beautiful and artistic hand work done on variety of fabrics like cotton, muslin, silk and chiffon etc. basically done with white or  light shade thread on light and cool shade garments(muslin and cotton). Originally chickan began as white on white work,it is developed in mugal period and lucknow becomes centre of chilankari work or embroidery. But now it is also created with coloured cotton and silk threads with mukaish, kamdani, badla, kamdani, sequin bead,and mirror work.

Stitches of chikan embroidery

Tepchi

Bakhiya

Hool

Zanzeera

Rahet

Murri

Jail

Darzdari or turpai

Ghas patti

Dhania patti

some designs for embroidery work

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different types of embroidery motifs

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chikankari motif

Wall Hanging

How to Make Easy Wall Hanging

Wall hangings are decorative things that make home beautiful by using some waste material. you can make a beautiful wall hanging  that will look fabulous with your imaginations.

  • Card board sheet
  • Glue
  • A picture or photo
  • Colored tape
  • Thread
  • Beads
  • Woolenwall hanging
  1.  Take a picture or photo then cut it in desired shape or size.
  2. Cut  the card board in the  photo’s size
  3. Then paste the photo on the card board with the help of glue and cover the edges with coloured tape.
  4. Attach woolen to decorate wall hanging.
  5. For that make some small holes on each corner and in the upper hole put the thread as a loop and in other 3 holes put the thread with beads tie them in the lower end.

 

 

 

Navratri – Fesival of nine nights

Navratri -festival of 9 nights

Navratri is important festival celebrated with great zeal all over India. During this occasion people worship Hindu deity ma durga. It is nine nights festival that’s why it is called navratri,these days are devoted to ma durga or nine swaroops of Ma adishakti, symbol of power and purity. Navratri, great period of devotional sadhna and dhyan and also known as navdurga puja.

Jai mata dèe

 

Navratri falls five times in a year

  1. vasnta navratri/chaitra navratri
  2. ashadha navratri
  3. sharad navratri
  4. paush/magha navratri

 

  • Vasanta/chaitra navratri and sarad navratri are more important. chaitra navratri (march-April) is the beginning of New Year according to the Hindu calendar.
  • Sarad navratri is celebrated in the pratipada of the bright fortnight of ashwin month it is celebrated in the beginning of winter season (September -October).
  • First 3 days of navratri is devoted to ma durga, next 3 days to ma lakshmi and last 3 days dedicated to the ma saraswati, goddess of knowledge and wisdom.
  • Navratri is the festival of joy and prosperity, followed by feasting and fasting, havan, puja and dans. People perform arti chant mantras and devi stuti and devoteeies of ma durga or amba eat satvik ahar(food) and  kanya puja farmed last day, mostly have fruits and take food only at night.

During navratri nine forms of navdurga worshiped –

  1. Sailputri
  2. Brahamcharini
  3. Chandraghanta
  4. Kushmanda
  5. Skanda mata
  6. Katyayani
  7. Kaalratri
  8. Mahagauri
  9. Siddhidatri

 

 

Vasantpanchmi Rangoli Design

Vasantpanchmi- day to warship Ma  Saraswati (Goddess of knowledge)

India, known as the land of festivals .when we talk about Indian festivals we cannot forget important one, Vasantpanchmi. Vasantpanchmi is religious festival of Hindu religion’s the name symbolizes it falls in the beginning of the vasant season(ritu) .according to the Hindu calendar this festival is celebrated every year in the magh month or February at the panchmi tithi.

The occasion of is celebrated with the worship of ma Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and art so the festival is also known as Saraswati Puja.

Mythological aspect of Saraswati puja is associated to the Indian poet Kalidas. Kalidas was married to the beautiful princess who thought him as wise man but when she realized him as foolish person, she kicked him out. After this incident, depressed kalidas went to commit suicide in river. Where goddess saraswati emerged from water and asked him to take a dip in the water. After taking dip in holy water,  Kalidas became knowledgeable person and start poetry. Kalidas becomes very popular poet as we know him.

vasantpanchmi

Yellow color plays an important role in the celebration; it is associated with the bloom of mustard flower during this period. It looks like the earth covered with yellow blanket. People wear yellow garments and warship goddess Saraswati and distribute sweets or Prasad. Yellow colour, is also used in decoration of home and temples. The yellow and white colour associated with festival symbolizes the purity, peace and knowledge.

Traditions associated with Vasantpanchmi

  • Saraswati Puja
  • Havans and arti
  • Preparation and distribution of Prasad
  • Wearing yellow garments
  • Kite flying
  • Offering food to Brahmins  and poor peoples
  • Pitra tarpan
  • Special prayers are organized in educational institutions
  • Young children’s  start learning from this day

 

Vasantpanchmi Rangoli Designs

Rangoli plays an important part in the Indian festivals. Rangoli designs are also prepared to decorate home, temples, and other space. People make rangoli on their home entrance and pujasthal to welcome the goddess.  At this day, Natural colours and materials are used for rangoli but yellow colour has special preference, yellow and white flowers were used in the decoration and Dias for the lighting, as it is a symbol of knowledge.

Rangoli Design Sample

I hope these designs help you in making rangoli to decorate your home.

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