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Mehendi Design !!!

Now its another post for my Mehendi Design 🙂 Recently i did this Mehendi design on my hand for the marriage of my sister… I really loved the work in my hand but it took me around an hour to complete it which was quiet exhausting 😦 But i was much pleased to find the outcome of this the next day and i actually missed the take the picture of the outcome. Do pardon me friends…

And i have a lots more picture’s of the wedding which i will post it in few days 🙂 🙂 🙂

Sunset – Photography Week!

Ahhh its so pleasing just to hear the word sunset 🙂 I just love the nature as much as i love myself… I usually do not wake up early mornings and that makes my photographs for sunrise look far. But am sure am gonna add the pictures of the sunrise quiet sooner 🙂

Now its time for me to share with you the ever beautiful sunsets i have seen and captured in my cam 🙂 I just can’t believe when the picture of the sunset and the mixed colors of the sky came out so real 🙂

This is my first entry for the sunset – photography week 🙂 The picture’s given below are taken in a single day in continuous shots 🙂 Do enjoy it and comment on this picture 🙂 Am waiting for your valuable comments 🙂

Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
Just beyond the sunset
Lies my destiny
Where the purple mountains
Lie in deep tranquillity
There I’ll find the treasure
Of love eternally

Just beyond the sunset
Waits someone so fair
Just beyond the sunset
All alone they wait there
Their hair is golden
The colour of the sand
Their eyes sparkle in the night
Like diamonds in your hand

Just beyond the sunset
Lies a home for me
Where the world is peaceful
Like a paradise should be
Just beyond the sunset
Someday is where you’ll find me

Poem written by David Harris.

Naughty – Expression Week!

I think it’s great to see how they’ve grown up, not just as actors but as people. They’re still very much the same kids that I met many years ago. They’ve grown up and they are funny and wicked and naughty and bright, and I think as actors their work is just getting better and better. They’ve blossomed.

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Golu galatta!

It’s the post I had been keeping in my draft for a long time to get it published with few more improvisations and it took me so long to make it. Guess it’s too late for this post but please do bear with me people. It’s the golu kept in a nearby temple for all the 9 days of navarathiri which is very widely celebrated Indian festival. These pictures are taken on the 4th day of the celebration after which I was not able to attend it due to certain health issues. But I hope to be present for all the 9 days next year. And it’s my first attempt of attending this celebration in my whole life 🙂 🙂 🙂

In Southern states of Tamil Nadu and to a lesser extent in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the festival of Navrathri is called Kolu or Navratri Golu, where women set up decorated planks in a corner of the house and decorating it with dolls which are collected over the years. The origin of the word Kolu can be traced to Tamil Kolu or Telugu Koluvai, which means a sovereign sitting in his royal durbar. As per belief the concept of arranging these Navrathri dolls on the plank is to depict that Goddess Mahishasuramardini is sitting in her Kolu, prior to the slaying of the demon Mahishasura.

The dolls are only decorated during these ten days but the collection of dolls may have started over years. These dolls can be very simple to very complicated ones as per ones likes. Every year women enthusiastically arrange these dolls as per their tastes. They either remodify the existing dolls with some new additions or they add couple of new dolls to the existing stacks to decorate the plank every year.

These Navratri dolls are arranged in several tiers. Maximum no of tiers in which dolls are arranged are 9 depending on time and space constraints.

Steps 1-3: These steps are dedicated to— are devoted to the Gods. So all the different idols of

various Gods are arranged here. The kumbham or the ceremonial jar for holy water, which is a conical vessel, is filled with fresh water. A silk cloth covers the mouth of the vessel, a coconut and mango leaves are placed on top of it. This is kept on the first step.

Steps 4-6: The next three steps are devoted to saints like Sai Baba, great men like Swami Vivekananda, demigods and even national leaders who have sacrificed their lives for the country.

Steps 7: Various sets such as the marriage set and pongal set, which signify the various human activities, are placed on the seventh step.

Steps 8: The eighth step is devoted to various businesses and crafts, say the Chettiar dolls (equivalent of Sethji)—a businessman and his wife are placed and their commodities like rice, pulses in cups and other utensils are kept in front of them.

Step 9: The ninth step is the last stage where the traditional wooden dolls called Marapachi — the male and female dolls that are dressed in colorful and shining clothes — are placed. Dolls of animals, birds, reptiles and other forms of evolution are also kept on this step.

On the 10th night after the ceremonial arti and prayers, the dolls are put to ‘sleep.’ And the next day, the exhibits are packed carefully in cloth or paper and preserved for use the next year. Another novel trend is the concept of `community kolus’, when many women, unable to keep kolu in their homes, join hands and put up a Navratri kolu in a common place.

Arranging Navrathri Kolu is also an event in itself it means inviting neighbors, friends and other relatives to visit your home and view the Kolu decorated. Pleasantries and small gifts are exchanged amongst women generally women exchange coconuts, cloths and sweets amongst themselves. Sumangali (married) women also exchange bags containing a small mirror, turmeric, comb, beetle leaves with supari.