Shri Krishna Janmashtmi

Krishna Janmashtmi is very important festival of India. The birthday of lord Krishna is celebrated with joy and devotion. Lord Krishna is known as 8th avatar of lord Vishnu. Janmashtmi is celebrated on ashtmi of Krishna paksh (8th day of dark fortnight). According to Hindi calendar we celebrate it in bhadava month (august) and same year this religious festival will be on 28th august.

Shree Krishna and Maa  Yasoda painting

Janmashtmi has great importance in Hindu religion because at this day Krishna was born as human incarnation of lord Vishnu, to free the earth from evil power and to establish dharma. Krishna Janmashtmi is also known as gokulashtmi and Shree Krishna janam ashtmi.

The people observe fast for whole day, All over India the celebration take place at the midnight as the lord Krishna believed to be born and is celebrated with dance songs worship, arty, and rocking the cradle of baby Krishna.

On this day the temples and homes are beautifully decorated. An important part of Janmashtmi decoration is rangoli; on this day people make beautiful rangoli designs on their entrance to welcome the lord Krishna. Designs that are picked to make rangoli on Krishna Janmashtmi are related to the nature. Traditionally rangoli is made from natural colours like turmeric, rice flour, water, and homemade colors are used instead of dyes. People decorate entrance; make foot marks that signify Krishna entering.

Rangoli Designs to Use On Shri Krishna Janmashtmi

 

Embroidery of India- Art of Decoration

Embroidery of India – A Brief Focus on Arts of India

Embroidery is art of decorating cloths and other materials with thread needle and different types and shapes of beats and pearls, metal strips and other decorative materials. Embroidery is widely used in India for decoration of fabrics and other materials. Embroidery widely used for decoration of dress materials saris, kurta, cap, and cushions cartons coat blanket sofa covers and it is also used for shoes.

Embroidery work is available with wide range of colors and thread and other materials.  Various stitches are used in this work some of them are chain stitch, blanket stitch or button hole stitch ,cross stitch ,running stitch etc.

Types of Indian Embroidery-

Different types of Indian embroidery show variety of Indian culture and its regional art. Indian embroidery includes regional style of embroidery which varied in motifs of embroidery or designs and pattern or materials. Embroidery has its regional specialty. Indian embroidery is inspired by nature.

Designs and patterns of embroidery are formed on the basis of design and texture of fabrics. In regional embroidery some tradition motifs and stitch are specially used in embroidery work. In Indian embroidery religious motifs are also popular.

  • Embroidery of Punjab and Haryana- Phulkari embroidery.
  • Embroidery of Gujarat- Aari, Pacth work, Mirror work (Banjara Style work)
  • Embroidery of Uttar Pradesh- Chickankari, Zari
  • Embroidery of Rajasthan – Banjara, Gota work
  • Embroidery of Bengal- Kantha
  • Embroidery of Karnataka- Kasuti, Negi
  • Andhra Pradesh- Kamal Kadai
  • Embroidery of Kashmir- Kashida

 

Lord Shiva Temple Bangalore

Om Namah Shivay Friends! Om Namah Shivaya is the holy mantra of Lord Shiva (Mahadev). Who chants with faith get free from all problems and feel the nearest of Lord Shiva. Devotism should be part of our life to live peaceful and happy life. We have come on earth not only to do daily worldly activities but also to know own-self, to know God or to do self-realization.

Friends recently I visited a Shiva Temple (Shiv Mandir) in Bangalore. This is a great shiv temple in Bangalore City of Karnataka State. Lord Shiva is present here on the artificial hill in a big Idol form. I never saw before such a big and great statue of Lord Shiva sitting in meditation form. The specialty of this Lord Shiva idol is the shower of holy water from its head. God is sparkling with a Trisul & Damru, Nagraja in neck and moon on the head. This holy form of shiv ji attracts to all devotees and give peace and happiness. There are two artificial cave also which provide you vision of all jyotirlinga and famous Lord shiva places. In the first cave you will many lord Shiva places of whole India including Amarnath Dham. In another cave you will see all twelve jyotirlinga including Kedarnath, Badrinath and Rameshwaram etc. I entered in both of caves and really feels that am in holy cave of God. With Lord shiva statue and caves there is one Lord Ganesha’s idol too. Lord Ganesha is giving grace to all devotees sitting on too high place. When I entered in temple first I see Lord Ganesha and then other places.

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A guide to Lord Shiva Temple Bangalore

This Lord Shiva Temple is situated on behind Total Mall, Old Airport Road, Bangalore and managed by RVM foundation. You can not see the temple from road side directly actually it is behind total mall so you need to go from side way of that Mall. On the entrance you need to be in Que as all devotees, here on same place you can buy worship materials ie. agarbatti, bel patra including coconut etc. Going few step ahead you need to take tickets for mobile/camera (photography) and to leave footwear etc. Going few step ahead you will see a Sevika giving 108 metal coins to drop in 108 parts by chanting Om Namah Shivay mantra and one thread. People drop all 108 coins in to parts and finally bind that thread in railing to get rid of any problem from the life. While it is the matter of faith and you will not be bound to do so if you like, you can. Now see the Lord Ganesha Idol and go ahead take Rs.30 ticket to enter in first cave. See many lord shiva places including Shri Amarnath. Exit from first cave and take Rs.20 another ticket to see all twelve jyotirlinga. Exit from second cave and see Great Lord Shiva idol. Go near lord shiva and feel wet in the grace of God. Sit few minutes in in front of Shiva and feel he is within you. Listen already played heart touching bhajans and eternally connect with God.

lord shiva temple

Anyway all these things were unforgettable. Whenever I remember the moment feel very near of Shiva. I request you all any time you visit Bangalore don’t forget to do Darshan of this holy place of God. Om Namah Shivay!!!

Diwali Rangoli Designs – Traditional Way of Decoration

We are lucky being in country like India. Our nation is full wit fasts and festivals, fast is the symbolism of devotion towards god and festival represent happiness. Often there many festivals in our culture but few are major. Some great festivals like Diwali, Holi, Janmashtmi, Nagpanchmi, Rakshabandhan, Basant Panchmi and Baishakhi etc. are celebrated widely.

But in all the festival personally I give preference to Diwali. Actually Diwali is the festival of light and light represent knowledge because world is nothing without knowledge. Knowledge is everything. So the festival Diwali leads us go towards knowledge leaving darkness.

On the occasion of Diwali we all specially clean our homes, offices and decorate it in variety of ways. There are many ways to decorate homes and offices but rangoli is special art in Diwali.  We decorate our homes with special Diwali rangoli designs. Rangoli is the traditional art and symbol of our culture. Rangoli are made in all happy occasions to make places more attractive.

I hope you all are waiting for winter to celebrate lovely and best Diwali festival. This year we will celebrate it on 3rd November 2013 on Sunday. Following are some Diwali rangoli designs, may be helpful to make your rangoli.

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Rangoli – A Traditional Art & Symbol of Hindu Culture

Rangoli is very famous traditional art from India, it is also known as Kolam. Rangoli are the decorative designs to give attractive look to living rooms, floors etc. Rangoli is also the symbol of Hindu religion. We have passed from old to new generation but our culture is still alive, that’s the Bhartiya Samskriti (Indian Culture). There are variety of culture in the world, many cultures appeared and went according era. Our culture is safe and will be forever. Rangoli is called Kolam in Tamilnadu, Mandana in Rajasthan, Chowkpurna in North India, Alpana in West Bengal, Aripana in Bihar and Chowk Pujan in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

When we see our calendar, find that each day is the festival. Means to say we are living in the nation which is full of fasts and festivals. Rangoli plays main role in every festival. Rangoli decorates our homes to celebrate the special day. There are few great festival like Holi, Diwali, Janmastmi, Nagpanchmi, Baishakhi etc. we decorate houses with various rangoli designs. These rangoli are made with dry coloured rice, dry coloured flour and flower petals.

Here I am giving some rangoli designs that may be helpful to decorate your home in festivals and on any special occasion. If you have any suggestion please feel free to comment. Thanks!

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Dress Design

There is two important things which are called as weak point of women one is jewellery and other is cloths or dresses.They love to try different types of dress to look better then other,not only better then others but also beautiful.In today’s lifestyle, it is necessary to present your self’ to be better in the society for that purpose dresses are very helpful to look good.If you like to design or stitch your dresses by own ,i have a beautiful dress design for you.

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