Friday, January 29, 2010

Lord Krishna as Shreenathji

Shreenathji - Nathdwara



Shreenathji Temple 
Shreenathji is a form of Lord Krishna with his small finger up holding the Govardhan parvat(hill).Krishna is God’s perfect manifestation. At Nathdwara lord Shreenathji is being worshiped at the haveli. It is one of the biggest pilgrimages in India.



Nathdwara is located in the Rajasmand district on the banks of the river Banas in Rajasthan in India. Many times people just call the town as "ShreeNathji". All roads lead to the Haveli of Shreeji which is central in location.
The word 'Nath' maens 'the Lord' and 'Dwara', which means 'gate'. It is surrounded by the Aravali hills and its scenic beauty is beyond words.


Shreeji's town wears a white washed look. There are paintings on every house and wall, it is a very typical look that the entire town of Nathdwara adorns.





A very important shopping is for the paintings of ShreeNathji. Hundreds of shops are there with every mood and dress of Shreenathji painted.You will definitely get painting of your choice. Th karigars (artists) also use stones and pure gold paint to complete their Shreeji paintings. Another form of painting is called pichwai, which is an elaborate painting done on cloth depicting various past times of the Lord. The variety of different paintings is just amazing. 

One painting is never enough and even a glance at the various shops is mesmerizing.
So please go ahead and visit Nathdwara you will surely enjoy the trip and don't forget the paintings.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Madhubani Art

Traditional Indian Art

madhubani art

 India has a rich cultural heritage.The Indian folk paintings, their styles and patterns are as diverse as the Indian nation itself
Folk art paintings are an artist's expressions in pictorial form. Madhubani paintings are folk paintings from Bihar in India.
This art specialization get passed from generation to generation.  

Indian god avatars art

 shiv shakti on madhubani

 Indian traditional art bihar

The theme is usually epic narratives from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas and so on. These also depict the daily village life, social customs, rituals, birds, animals and the elements of nature and earth. Madhubani paintings use very vibrant and natural colours and papers, clothes, leaves, earthen pots, mud walls, etc are used as canvas.

madhubani art on wall

 madhubani wall painting

 wall art

madhubani painting on saree

 madhubani painting

 madhubani painting on cushion cover

 painting on shawl

 madhubani painting in bihar in india

Nowadays madhubani art is also available on shawls, sarees ,cushion covers, wall hangings and wall paintings...
All Images are sourced from google search.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Diya - the earthen lamps

Decorate with Indian style

diya indian lamp


Interior design is all about making our home sweet home a better place. I like doing it in innovative ways with a distinctive Indian touch.

diwali diya

We all love decorating every nook and corners of our homes dont we.. Lights always give a warm feeling. We like putting in lamps and candles in our living rooms. We all know about diyas - small clay lamps mostly used during diwali.
But we can use diyas in our day to day life.

indian designer diya

 Indian sequined diya

 rangoli design diya

 Indian clay diya

 flower design diya

Personally i just love lights and i love doing it with diyas. We can get some colorful bright diyas with any design we like and enlighten our living room.It gives a lovely effect.

Indian lamp

 Diya thali

Or we can get plain clay diyas and colur and design it ourselves. Put in some beautiful color and design with a contrast colour. We can even add some sprinkles of zinc and glitter.It is even better.

amazing diwali diya snap

 beutiful design diya

So just try it out. Bring in some diyas and light it up and put it anywhere you like on some colorful thali or just a corner table and enjoy the effect...
All Images are sourced from google search.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wall Decor Styles

Interesting wall designs

art piece for wall decor
Everyone of us like our home to be beautiful in every way possible.While designing the home decor walls are an important segment. The color and look of the wall enhance the decor. So I am suggesting some ideas to give a wall a excellent look.

interior decor with wall art

 Wall hanging

Wall art is a great way to dress up a room and bring a mesmerizing effect.
 There are many ways we can do so. We can find some lovely art pieces in different design styles to suit our home decor.Some beautifully crafted art pieces can bring in a lot of change on the look of the wall.

Wall paint for interiors

 Wall Paint in contrast color to wall

 wall art in floral design

Wall paint is another option. Any pattern in the contrast color to the wall looks great. We can try it on a patch of wall.

Wall sticker for Interiors

 Amazing wall stickers

 Blue wall art
 flower on the wall

An easier option is also there. Get yourself some nice wall stickers in contrast colors for your wall. Easy and cool....right.
So we dont need to spend too much time and energy. Just get the stickers with our favorite patterns and colors and paste it anywhere we like.

All Images are sourced from google search.
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