Showing posts from January, 2018

Jhumka making at home step by step pics

Artificial Jhumka collection  Jhumka making materials The material we need are, jhumka base, silk thread, eye pins,  metal beads, ear stud base, fabric glue , canvas , metal spacers, stone chain and craft spring The advantage of using fabric glue ensures that even if we use in excess which we usually do when the excess glue becomes transparent when it becomes dry and hence it is not visible. J humka making at home step by step | Tutorial through images The tools  are scissors, pliers and cutter. The steps involved a) Take ten strands of silk thread - ten is just a convenient number ,we can take more or less b)  Cut excess length of string at both ends. c) Apply fabric glue at both ends so that all the strands stick together d) Apply glue to the  plastic base of the jhumka e) Stick the silk  thread where we have applied glue f) Allow it to dry so that is sticks  firmly f) Insert the other end of the silk thread in the hole of the base g) Continue thi

Jujube fruit recipes ezhantha pazham

Khatta meetha bora | Ezhantha palam snack The jujube tree fruit is available in plenty during after January. It can be eaten raw also as we do in most homes.  It is offered as Naivedyam for the festivals that are celebrated in January , February viz Sankranthi and Rathasapthami;   Let us see how to prepare a simple snack using this fruit. Wash the fruits and tear the skin to check for any worms that may be inside. We also need chopped ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and jaggery. Add the ingredients except jaggery to a mixer add a little water and wet grind. Add jaggery to a shallow pan , add little water , heat it so that the jaggery melts When jaggery melts, add the ground paste and  stir well After a couple of minutes , add the fruits to the pan Add salt according to your taste and requirement Stir well so that the salt is mixed evenly.  Transfer to a bowl .  It can be stored in the refrigerator upto one week.

Rathasapthami festival details images

Rathasapthami pooja rangoli  We draw a ratham rangoli for this festival.  First take a plank or manai that we use in our house for Puja.  Clean it well.  Draw a traditional ratham rangoli using lines.  Invariably we draw one line for the ratham ,  this actually denotes the chariot of the Sun God.  We draw one wheel to show that the Sun moves slowly ! Since we draw the side view of the chariot , one wheel is shown .  This also can be an explanation. Draw the pennant or flag like design with the Sun design inside.  Draw plantain trees on either side of the chariot. Decorate with kaavi as we do for all festivals.  Traditionally we use coconut fibre to draw the kaavi or geru , nowadays cotton bud is used.   Rathasapthami Pooja Vidhanam | Ratha saptami puja vidhanam  Draw squares as shown at the top right.  In the squares place, rice, pulses , jaggery, tamarind .  We also place jujube fruits.  The idea is that we offer freshly harvested rice and pulses to the Sun God . W

21 dots kolangal yanai kolam with dots

21 to 1 dots elephant rangoli for competition | 21 புள்ளி கோலம் | மார்கழி கோலங்கள் series  One of the most common and popular rangoli with 21 dots ( ner pulli ).  It is drawn in our family for Sankranthi or Pedda Panduga as my mother used to say. This rangoli is beautiful because , not just the elephants are drawn.  The caparison or the decorative cloth placed on the elephant's back and the howdah ( called the ambari in Tamil and also in Telugu ). A canopied seat it is.  Details of the toes , the feet are drawn as if the elephant is walking.  Only one tusk is shown because it is the side view.  The elephants are drawn on all four sides of the dot grid leaving the centre.  Apart from these four dots remain on the four sides before the elephant ( enugu ). These can be used to design a flower. The dots that remain at the centre form a 7 by 7 square dot grid.  We can draw any of the 7 by 7 dots kolam we know  or we can cr