Showing posts from June, 2014

Tulasi kota mundu muggulu video

   Aishwarya patra rangoli or muggu for Tulsi Vivah decoration Tulsi Plant is considered to be very auspicious , hence only Pooja room muggulu are drawn before the kota.  Drawn in the Puja room and for Tulsi kota it is an auspicious kolam.  It is not drawn at the entrance. The dot pattern is 7 dots at the centre, 8 dots on either side.  Next we have one row of 7 dots on either side , 6 dots one row each on either side and finally three dots on either side. Lakshmi Hrudaya rangoli also for Navaratri Friday decoration I have added an image with different colours to show how the dots are connected   Kubera rangoli also for Dasara or Varamahalakshmi Pooja  Both have similar dot patterns.  Start with a dot at the centre.  Then eight arms each with five dots in eight directions. Hridaya kamal rangoli is drawn connecting the dots in the order 1,4,2,5,3,1 Kubera rangoli is drawn using the following procedure.  Place the dot grid.  Draw five parallel lines of decreasing length out

Sampangi poo maiai images with steps

Flower decoration for Lakshmi Pooja | Flower decoration for Pooja room Sampangi-flower-garland ( Sampangi is Tamil for tuberose not to be confused with shenbagam ) We need sampangi ( sugantha roja also in Tamil ) , tuberose in English and a  ball of thread.  Since the flower is long and slender we cannot tie on opposite sides and so we can tie only on one side. So the bottom of the flowers are tied together.   It is rajni gandha in Hindi. These are beautiful , fragrant flowers with a long funnel like structure.  This method gives a plait like appearance to the knots. This post may give answers to 1) how to make a flower garland for God 2) How to make your own  flower garland  First tie two knots for the first flower Place the next flower, string goes below the second flower to the left Tie both flowers together Next tie the 2nd and 3rd flowers together A close up view of how the knot is made How to make a flower garland Indian , photos show the ste

DIY easy cotton craft ideas for projects

 We can use different techniques to get beautiful cotton haara or garlands for festivals ( Varamahalakshmi Habba or Ganesh Chaturthi ).  The video is one of them.  Use cotton that is sold in Puja stores .  Make the cotton workable as shown in the video and depending upon the thickness we can use a single strand or split into two.  I have split the cotton into two .   Using milk or water make the traditional cotton hara or gejje vastra as it also called.  Fold it into two.  The rest is easy.  At the narrow portions stick decorative trinkets using fabric glue.  A different type of decorative trinket is stuck in the remaining gaps.  We need thread or string for tying the garland  to the idol of God or Goddess or kalash.  Decorative threads are available in craft shops and that thread can be fastened to the haara as shown in the thumb nail in the video 👉 cotton garland     Cotton crafts are among the most popular craft ideas for school projects and other craft ideas.  Traditionally co

Evening tiffin recipes and snacks ideas

Cabbage capsicum recipe | quick and easy pakkoda for snacks    A quick pakkoda that can be done in 15 minutes.  Finely chop cabbage and capsicum .  Add one measure gram dhal flour and one measure rice flour.  Add salt and chilly powder. Add a little omam (Ajwain ) seeds to offset the effect of gram dhal flour.  For some gram dhal flour causes problems in digestion. Mix well and add a little hot oil and then mix thoroughly and wait for around fifteen minutes.  We need not add water to make the batter and we can fry directly in oil. Such hot snacks are best with tea in the evening on a rainy day ! Idli batter recipes - kuzhi paniyaram  Take required quantity of idli maavu (batter ) in a vessel Saute with mustard and urad dhal in a kadai and add to the batter Add finely chopped onion and green chillies and stir well We can prepare batter exclusively for kuzhi paniyaram also Keep the kuzhi paniyaram "stone " on the stove and heat with medium flame. Add