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Kolam design

Why we make kolam rangoli?

Kolam is a great line drawing made daily in front of South Indian homes. Making a new kolam everyday is a wonderful creative endeavour. A kolam is to welcome the good energies into one’s home and life. A kolam is amde using one or more of the following:

Rice flour, chalk, rangoli powder, red earth (geru), yellow earth (ramraj), poster, acryllic or enamel paints.

Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya, 20 of 144

A sawaiya verse by Raskhan

Krishna painting

२०.
ए सजनी वह नन्द को साँवरो, या बन धेनु चराय गयो है ।
मोहन तानन गोधन गाय के वेणु बजाय रिझाय गयो है ॥
ताही घरी कछु टोना सो कै, ‘रसखानि’ हिये में समाय गयो है ।
को‍ऊ न काहू की कानि करै, सिगरो ब्रज बीर बिकाय गयो है ॥

More Braj sawaiya verses…

Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya, 13 of 144

radha krishna, Banke bihari ke sawaiya

१३.
आपकी ओर की चाहैं लिखी, लिखि जात कथा उत मोहन ओर की ।
प्यारी दया करि वेगि मिलो, सहिजात व्यथा नहि मैंनमरोर की ॥
आपुहिं बाँचत अंग लगाबति, है किन आनी चिठी चितचोर की ।
राधिका मौन रही धरि ध्यान सो, है गई मूरति नन्दकिसोर की ॥

More sawaiya verses…

Bangalore summer

Dahlia in bloom

A walk in Richmond Park this summer was more than refreshing. Flowers that we generally find blooming in winter in North India, were all too happily blooming here right now: dahlia, salvia, nasturtium, calendula… Bangalore weather and flora doesn’t stop surprising me!

Rajhans, Great Indian Hornbill

Horn bill
Photo credit: Arup Kumar Choudhury, Flickr

Arunachal Pradesh is home to the great Indian Hornbill. It is the state bird of Arunachal Pradesh. The white winged wood duck, a rare endangered species, has been sheltered in Namdapha National Park.

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