Pooja Ghar Vastu, Vastushastra, Home Decor, Home Vastu

7 Mistakes To Avoid For Pooja Ghar According To Vastu

Pooja room is the Holy heart of every home. It is the most sacred part of every home where every member of the family sits and pray. As you worship, keep religious texts, idols, and images of deity’s and other Godly belongings in this room, hence you must protect this room from negative energies. But sometimes you commit some mistakes which are bad according to vastu. So here are some mistakes which one should avoid in pooja ghar.

 Not paying attention to the direction:

The first and most common mistake is to be not careful about the direction of Pooja Ghar. It is always advised to place your holy room in south direction. The north-east corner is the best direction for placing your temple. Placing the temple in wrong direction gives negative energy and creates unnecessary hustle and stress in the home.

Direction of pooja ghar according to vastu

Choosing wrong location of pooja ghar

After the direction, another important thing is to check the location. Sometimes because of a shortage of space, people place the temple under the staircase space, or near the kitchen or toilet area. Always keep the pooja place on the ground floor. And if not that, then in your living area space away from kitchen or lobby area.

Pooja Ghar , Vastu of Pooja ghar

The inappropriate placing of God Idols:

Not all the direction is good for placing your divine God statues. Keep the idols in east or west of the pooja ghar. Before placing make sure that the idols are in good condition, never use idols with any breakage as they are not considered auspicious. Place the idols a few inches (at least an inch) away from wall and idols should never face towards the south.

Vastushatra of pooja ghar, Vastushastra tips

Mismatching the lights:

Generally, people use any color of light in the pooja ghar, which is not considered correct according to vastu. Use white, light yellow or light blue colors for walls of pooja room and plain white can also be used. You can also place an Agni Kund in the southeast or eastern side of the Pooja room.

Vastushatra tips for pooja ghar

False decoration:

Never and ever place the photographs of any random people or your dead ancestors inside your pooja room. Try to decorate the pooja ghar with fresh flowers instead of an artificial one as they will give a positive vibe.

Height pf god statues to be placed according to vastu, Vastushastra

Cluttered ambiance:

Cleanliness is the must vastu advice for every part of your home. Never keep dustbin or any storage cabinet in the pooja ghar as it will stop the flow of positive energy. Don’t keep the items in the pooja area that do not belong there.

Ganesha Sitting on Peacock- Brass Statue, Brass Handicrafts, Diwali Decoration

Random structure of pooja ghar:

Structure or architecture plays an important role in vastu. Sometimes because of unique looking design, we choose wrong structure. Always choose the temple with pyramid shape roof as it is considered very auspicious.

Ganesha Brass Statue, Brass Statues, Rajasthani Handicrafts, Decorati God Idol
Ganpati Brass Idol

These are some very important vastu tips which must be kept in mind while decorating your pooja ghar. As by right vastu arrangement, your home will be filled with wealth and prosperity.

 

 

Rath Yatra, indian festival, Indian culture

Jagannath Rath Yatra – A Story Of Sacred Journey

In India festival are celebrated almost all the 12 months. Every festival has its own beautiful ritual and way of celebration. Festivals are celebrated on a mass level and with different beliefs. And one of the mass level festivals is Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra. With respect to the sacred belief, there is a holy story which makes it an integral part of Indian culture.

What is Jagannath Rath Yatra…

The literal meaning of Jagannath is “lord of the world”. And this is also believed as the form of Hindu gods Krishna/Vishnu/ Rama worshipped in Odisha. This famous rath yatra happens in almost every place of India but the most famous one is of Odisha and Udaipur. This rath yatra attracts a large amount of tourism and people from different country joins this festival.

Why the Rath Yatra is celebrated…

The reason for the celebration of Jagannath Rath Yatra has a very beautiful story. Lord Jagannath is not worshiped with his spouse, he is worshiped with his sibling; brother Balabhadra and his younger sister Subhadra -accompanied by the Sudarshana Chakra.

Lord Jagannath, Jagannath Rath Yatra, Indian festival

The lords are not made from metal or stone, but with wood, resign and cloth. And that is why they are carved again & again. Also, they do not have a full body only head is there so, the remaining body is carved with gold during this festival. And to celebrate the death and reborn of the lords this festival is celebrated.

How the Jagannath Rath Yatra proceed…

It starts when the extra month (adhik maas) is meant to align the Hindu lunar calendar to the solar cycle, and hence these extra days make a new month. Every year, in this month, when the summer is at its peak, the deity and his siblings step out to bathe in public, unable to bear the heat inside the temple. And this is how it begins.

 

After that, the lords take bath from 108 pots and after that, it is believed they fall sick and are kept in a recovery chamber called anasar ghar. And after the recovery, they wish to visit the home of their mother’s sister to temple Gundicha. And the deities go on their giant chariot wheel to that place.

Jagannnath Rath Yatra, Indian Festival, Indian Culture

The chariots of the deities are newly built every year. Chariots are named; Jagannath’s chariot is called Nandighosa, the chariot of Balabhadra is called Taladhwaja and that of Subhadra is called Dwarpadalana. The mass level of a gathering of people can be seen in this yatra.

The sacred belief is that by attending the whole journey, you will feel the presence of lords and will be blessed with happiness and prosperity.

Lord Jagannath, Hindu Deities, Indian Culture

Rajasthani Bajot, Rajasthani Furniture, Rajasthani handicrafts, Traditional art, Home Decor

A Royal Saga Of Rajasthani Bajot

Rajasthan is the land of royal history. This land is the origin of beautiful Forts, palaces, manmade lakes & dunes. It is a magical stopover of natural beauty. With respect to great wars and royal victories, this state is also known for its beautiful culture “Atithi Devo Bhava” (Guests are God). And in this hosting culture food plays an important role. While talking about food the way of serving is a unique thing which you will enjoy in this state, and Rajasthani Bajot is the star of this.

The journey of Rajasthani Bajot follows from serving to royal to becoming a beautiful home décor furniture. Read to know more about the interesting saga of Rajasthani Bajot.

What is Rajasthani Bajot?

A bajot is a low heightened stool which is usually in square shape. Earlier when there was no dining table culture these Bajot or chowki were used as tables to serve the food. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that food is equal to God and hence should always be above. So for sufficing that purpose, Bajot were invented.

Nagpaya Chowki - Wooden stool, Rajasthani Bajot, Rajasthani Chowki, Rajasthani Furniture

How Rajasthani Bajot is used…

Nowadays it becomes a multipurpose furniture décor; earlier the usage was different according to the user. Rajasthani Bajot was majorly used as a dining table for serving food to guests, and in some of the restaurants, this style is still used. Now bajots have become a versatile furniture piece which can be used as sitting purpose, patio, vase base, etc.

bajot-chowki-rajasthani-handcrafted

A fab handcrafted beauty…

Rajasthani Bajot is the eternal handcrafted beauty which gives a classy charm to any ambiance. The bajot or chowki has beautiful hand-painted traditional folk paintings on it. There are so many varieties which one can opt from. These all bajot are still crafted from hand and painted with utmost fineness. Some of the bajots come in unique elephant shape and will give a unique look. You will see detailed exclusive Meenakari work also in some of this bajot, which gives a glam look to the abode.

Elephant stool, Wood craft, Rajasthani Bajot, Rajasthani Furniture, Handcrafted Furniture, Rajasthani Handicrafts

Where you can find…

Next thing comes is from where you can find these beautiful Rajasthani Bajot. You can find it in the streets of the city of Rajasthan. The main hubs are Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur. Always choose good quality wood in bajot as they will remain with you for a long time. If not planning to visit then you can find them online, but always choose from authentic online stores.

Hand Painted Rajasthani Bajot, Rajasthani Furniture, Handcrafted Rajasthani Art, Traditional Handicrafts

Necklace according to neckline

Know How To Pick Necklace According To Neckline

Ever wondered even after buying the most beautiful necklace, it doesn’t look good on you. This is the main issue which you face many times, but ever wondered what could be the reason? The reason is very basic and that is the neckline of your outfit. So here are some tips which will help you in wearing your necklace with a suitable neckline.

Turtle-Neck

Turtlenecks are the trickiest necklines. Mostly turtle necks are worn in winters but it doesn’t mean that you have to compromise with your style statement. As in turtle neck, your neck is fully covered and your neck is not visible so you can wear mid-length necklaces with it. And if your attire is traditional then wear heavy Kundan neckpieces of mid-length.

Turtle neck with Choker necklace, Necklace online, Traditional jewellery

Halter-Neck

The beauty of halter neckline is that it makes décolletage looks attractive. But you can break the look by not wearing an appropriate necklace. With halter necks, you can wear a choker necklace. Wearing a choker necklace with a high neck halter top/blouse will enhance the neck area.

Halter Neck with Choker Necklace, Necklace online, Traditional jewellery, necklines

V-Neck

One of the most flattering necklines is V-neck. Wearing this neckline in the right color with a proper accessory can give a sassy charm to your look. Always try to pair v-shaped necklace with this neckline as they enhance the beauty of neckline and avoid pairing choker with this neckline.

V-shaped Neckline with necklaces, Necklaces according to neckline, Necklace ideas

Crew Neck

Crew neck come mostly in formal outfits and always gives a classy appeal to your look. You can pair bib or collar necklaces with a crew neckline. If pairing with a formal then choose a classy without any gloss necklace and if the attire is traditional then go for a glossy necklace.

Crew Neck, Neck piece according to neckline, Traditional Neck pieces

Scoop Necks

Scoop necklines are the most preferred versatile necklines which look good in both western and traditional attire. You can pair both long length and short length neckpieces with this style of neck, but just make sure it does not hit below your bust line.

Scoop Neck, Neckline with Neck Piece, Neckline tips

Strapless Neckline

One should be very choosy and smart while picking any neckpiece for a strapless outfit. The strapless outfits look their best when paired with choker kind of necklaces. You can experiment with different style and colors of choker according to your outfit.

Choker with strapless neckline. Neckline ideas according to different necklace, Neckline tips

Off- Shoulders

The off-shoulder neckline is the new trend. Off-shoulder dresses look the best when paired with asymmetric necklaces. You can choose from a stone studded or can keep it light with boho style neckpiece. Long chains with larger pendants will look great on these styles of necklines.

Off-shoulder neckline with choker necklace, Traditional style with western outfit, Necklace Ideas

Collar Neck

Collar shirts are usually one of the formal outfits which are preferred by every working woman. To look your best while wearing these outfits, opt for a short pendant. And for an adventurous charm, you can wear a choker necklace also.

Formal Look, Collar neckline with neck piece, Formal Attire

 

Indian Folk art, Indian Paintings, Art of India

Indian Folk Painting- A Treasure In World Of Art

Being culturally diverse and distinct, India is the greatest hub of beautiful folk paintings. Each of the Indian Folk Painting depicts its own story which gives a glimpse of beautiful history. These Indian folk paintings are unique, admirable and inimitable in their own way. So here is the list of top 10 folk arts which have its own history and beauty.

Madhubani

From the kingdom of Raja Janak of Ramayan Kaal, Madhubani painting is the oldest Indian Folk painting. These styles of paintings have a beautiful theme of God & Goddess. The Madhubani is also known as Mithila and it belongs to Bihar, this painting is done mostly by the tribal women of this state. These paintings are best for living room decor.

Mithila Painting of Bihar
Mithila Painting

Miniature Painting

Miniature paintings are the traditional beauty of Rajasthan and one of the gems of Indian Folk Painting. These paintings got their name because of their size and intricate designs. This painting has a unique style in which humans are portrayed with large eyes, a pointed nose and a slim waist, and the male always wears a turban. This style of painting is perfect for office space decor.

Indian Folk Painting, Miniature painting, Paintings of India

Phad

Phad is one of the ancient Indian Folk painting. These paintings depict the folk tale of balladeers that travel from village to village performing folk epics. In this style of painting, you will see the pictorial representation of old tales in a beautiful way. These paintings are usually made on cloth or wall and will look good in corridors and entryways.

Phad painting Rajasthan
Phad painting

Warli

Warli is a beautiful painting made from the use of circles, triangles, and squares to form numerous shapes and depict daily life activities like fishing, hunting, festivals, dance and more. The beauty of this painting is its color combination. All the paintings are done on a red ochre or dark background, while the shapes are white in color.

Warli Painting
Warli

Gond

Gond is the beautiful form of Indian folk painting which is a beautiful tribal art. Gond Paintings were used by Gond People as a way to record their history. The art form includes or can be described as “online work”. The artist first draws the inner line and as well as outer lines. This style of painting will give a dramatic look to your boring ambiance.

Gond painting,Tribal painting of India
Gond Painting

Kalamkari

Kalamkari is the finest and intricate Indian Folk Painting. To create designs, artists used bamboo or date palm stick pointed at one end to serve as the brush or pen. This painting depicts the scene from the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. You will find this style of painting on fabrics also such as sarees, cushion covers pillows, etc.

Kalamkari Paintings, Handicrafts of India, Indian Culture, Art Of India

Tanjore

You can recognize a Thanjavur painting by its use of gold foil, which glitters and lends the painting a surreal look. This Indian folk painting depicts devotion to gods, goddesses, and saints and gives a divine and glossy touch to your ambiance. Tanjore paintings are the best gifting options and also a versatile piece of art which can be hanged anywhere in your home.

Tanjore paintings,Tamilnadu
Kamdhenu

Cheriyal Scrolls

Cheriyal scroll painting is a stylized version of nakashi art. The most common themes are tales from Krishna Leela, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Shiva Purana, Markandeya Purana. These paintings are 40-45 feet scrolls which will look extremely beautiful.

Cheriyal Scroll Painting A story telling on Canvas
Cheriyal Painting

Kalighat

Originated in the 19th century in Bengal this Indian folk painting is the beautiful art which depicts the classy tale of holy epics. Another purpose of this painting was to raise awareness about social conditions in its viewers.

Kalighat Painting the painting art of kolkata, Indian Folk Painting
Kalighat Painting

Patachitra

Originating from the fifth century in religious hubs like Puri and Konark, this Indian Folk Painting is one of the rarest and beautiful artwork. Pattachitra has gone through a commendable transition and the painters have also painted on tussar silk and palm leaves and create wall hangings and showpieces.

Pattachitra style of painting odisha, Indian Folk Painting
Pattachitra