Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Janmāstōmī Wishes and a Painted Pebble

Blog-hopping can be very inspirational. Especially when you are away from home on a festival.

IMG_0602IMG_0594 IMG_0596 I had picked this charcoal black, oval-shaped smoothie from the Lakeshore here. Archana Srinivas’ post today and her art on pebbles seemed just the perfect way I could usher  little Krishna in my home…

IMG_0599 These tiny feet are usually hand-painted in Bengali homes during Lokkhi Pujo (Lakshmi Puja), where the lady of the house uses rice flour (mixed with water) and etches out the Goddess’ feet starting from the entrance of the house to where the Puja is being performed. Symbolically welcoming good fortune and luck for the family. Many traditional Bengali families also worship the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi on Thursdays, with an offering of a small bunch of kalā (bananas) and peda or mukun dana.

But you need not wait for Lakshmi Puja or Krishna Janmashtami to paint a pebble or two with tiny little feet.
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Wishing you a very warm and happy Janmashtami. May Krishna bring good luck and love to your home and loved ones…

6 comments:

GB said...

Happy Janamashtami to you too! I loved your little pebble...it looks stunning!

Arch at Rang said...

That's really beautiful Pree:-)

Happy Janmashtami to you and your family!

Arch

notyet100 said...

wish u the same,.;-)

Saswati said...

happy janmashtami pree and that tiny lil alpana made by you is reminding me of the festivals back home.TC:)

Priya said...

Beautiful painted pebble..happy janmashtami..

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Lovely pree,i think even i should paint some pebbles at home..Beautiful painted feet.lovely.happy janmashtami dear