Namaskaram - salutations

Namaskaram - salutations I dedicate my blog to the enormous art lovers across the globe I love knitting so much that I have started a blog for knitting.Knitting is a job that I will like to go on.Through knitting I breathe life into many people's life. It is knitting time. When I want to relax I do it with knitting. I am a knitting buff.I love to do knitting on various topics. There is no way that you can stop me doing knitting.I am born with a flare for knitting.My face brightens once I touch the knitting needs.The electronic media has helped knitting to travel across the world.Every stitch made will talk about how knitting has influenced people.I have done some and would like to share it with you. Some patterns have been taken from free knitting sites. Some designs have been created by me. Many a times I have modified the patterns to suite my requirements. Finally I can say that I breathe knitting, I talk knitting, I walk knitting - a total knitaholic

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Demon Trinavart

Demon Trinavart
 Kans was angry as he came to know that his killer was born in Gokul. Hence he ordered people to
kill all new-born babies in Gokul. He sent the demon Trinavart to act accordingly. Trinavart went
to Nanda’s place and saw that Yashoda was carrying a small baby Krishna. Suddenly Yashoda felt the baby’s weight was increasing and she could not keep him in his lap. She placed Krishna on the
ground and went inside to do her household chores. Trinavart saw this as an opportunity and transformed himself into cloud and created a big cyclone. The entire area turned black and immediately Trinavart with his power and speed carried Krishna with him. He also could not bear the heavy weight of the baby. Krishna started to press the neck of the cloud and ensured that Trinavart could not breathe. So Trinavart finally fell on the ground and died, he became a rock in Gokul. Now people were worried and started to search for Krishna. They were shocked to see that Krishna was playing on the body of the dead demon. They took him immediately and were happy to know that Trinavart was dead. Hence Kans first attempt to kill Krishna failed.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Krishna and Balarama

Krishna and Balarama
Kans was a cruel king some thousands of years ago. While he was travelling along with his sister Devaki, he suddenly hears a voice from heaven. It said that the eighth son born to her will be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu who will be born to kill him one day. Hence Kans imprisoned his sister and her husband Vasudev. Vasudev’s first wife Rohini was staying with his friend Nanda in Gokul. When Devaki was pregnant the seventh time GOD transferred the unborn child from her body to that of Rohini. This boy born was named as Balarama. When the eighth child was born every one in Mathura went on to a deep long sleep. The river Yamuna was in spate .Vasudev took this child and went to Gokul to replace this child with the child born to Yashoda. As soon he reached the banks of the river, the river became silent by the touch of the baby’s leg. Hence Vasudev went and completed the job and bought back the baby girl child to Mathura. Now Mathura came to life as soon the baby girl reached the prison and began to cry. Soon Kans came to kill the child, as soon as he lifted the baby in his hand; the baby flew from his hands and said that his killer was born in Gokul. Kans was angry and disappointed. The baby born to Yashoda and Nanda was named as Krishna. He along with his brother Balarama Killed many demons

Monday, October 30, 2017

Half sleeve sweater purple

Inspired from a cardi pattern from Creative knitting finished this wonderful sweater

Thursday, October 26, 2017

arabi pepper fry

wow started using my mud vessel did today arbi/sepankazahgu poriya
1. masala all dry-pepper powder,dhania powder,jeera powder,turmeric,salt and powder of soya nuggets
2.oil n mustard
3.added hing
4 all dry masalas fry little
6.put the arbi
7.fry golden brown
wow your pepper fried arbi is ready
had this with omam chapati

Friday, October 20, 2017

6. Brahma's creation - ganesha purana

6. Lord Brahma’s creation
From Sri Ganesha Purana by Dr.Akila Sivaraman

Brahma started his work of creating various creatures. Unfortunately, no creation was up to his satisfaction. They were not only different from whatever he conceived, but also disobedient to him.

Thoroughly put out by what was happening around him, Brahma proceeded to pray to Lord Vinayaka, the remover of obstacles. A splendid vision appeared before him on a vast stretch of ocean. A pretty little object floated on a ripe leaf on the surface of water. Brahma went near the object and to his great surprise; it was a beautiful child in deep clumber. When he touched the baby softly, he saw Lord Vinayaka to whom he narrated about the utter failure he met with in his task of creations.

Lord Vinayaka pointed out Brahma’s conceit to start work without thinking of him and advised him to recite his Ekakshara Mantra [Gam] and restart the work.

Brahma realised his folly, stood on one leg on a lotus and prayed for 12 years continuously, reciting Lord Vinayaka’s Ekakshara Mantra. The two great powers of Wisdom and Action were invoked by his prayers, which came to him in the form of Achievement [Siddhi] and Intelligence [Buddhi]. The two were born as his daughters, as requested by him. the creation of the world was now made easy by praying to Siddhi – Buddhi-Vinayaka.

At the beginning, he created seven sons from his mental strength, but they did not carry on with his work, instead they went to seek salvation by meditation. Brahma again created another seven sons, but they also followed in the footsteps of their brothers.

Now, four sages and sage Narada were created. Four different sects of people who inhabited the earth were born from the face, shoulders, thighs and legs of Brahma.

The sun emanated from Brahma’s bright eyes, the Moon originated from his thoughts, Indra, Prana and the rest were created next.

Heaven emerged from his head, the Sky came out of his belly, the Earth originated from his feet and thus Brahma completed his work in stages.

2.Veda vyasa - brahma purana

2. Veda Vyasa
Brahma Purana by Dipavali Debroy-Bibek Debroy

The meaning of vedavyasa is that person who has learnt the Vedas. It is only a title for a person who has divided and codified the Vedas. As of now there are 28 vedavyasa who have held the title vedavyasa.
The vedavyasa who is credited to have composed the Mahabharata was the 28 Th vedavyasa or vyasadeva.  His name was Krishna Dvaipayana. He was called so because of his dark in complexion. The word Krishna means dark. He was called Dvaipayana because he was born on an island, the word dvipa means island.
He composed the Mahabharata. It has one lakh shlokas or couplets. It is believed that after composing the Mahabharata Vedavyasa was not happy with the stories that he had recounted. Therefore he composed the puranas, which are 18 in number. Put together the Mahapuranas consists of five lakh shlokas in all.
The Brahma purana consists of nineteen thousand shlokas; hence it is medium in size as far as the puranas. These shlokas or couplets are divided into 245 adhyayas or chapters.

Most scholars agree that the mahapuranas were composed between 300 A.D. and 1000 A.D.
It is important to note here that the puranas were not composed by a single author at one particular time frame. Several authors have contributed with their own stories and interpretation; hence the texts grew into volume through the ages. It may be possible that some of the early puranas might have been composed around 500 B.C.It is believed that Vedavyasa might have composed major part of the puranas.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

5. the gigantic form of Vinayaka

5. The Gigantic form of Vinayaka
From Sri Ganesha Purana by Dr.Akila Sivaraman

Long long ago, there was a big deluge at the end of a Yuga.There was excessive heat all round and the whole universe was wiped out without a trace. Rain continued foe hundreds of years and total silence prevailed everywhere.

Lord Vinayaka, the supreme GOD appeared at this juncture as Vakratunda. The universe was recreated and the great powers- Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva- were also resurrected. Vakratunda’s gorgeous figure made the trimurtis bow at His feet. They had to resume their duties and reconstruct the whole world once again. Brahma will create all creatures with his Vedic knowledge. Vishnu, with his Yogic power will protect them all. Shiva will do the task of annihilation at the end.

Vakratunda sent all the trimurtis into his huge stomach, where they could have a full picture of all the mountains, oceans and earth. Celestial as well as other creatures were found there. The nine planets and eight guardians of all the directions were also present. The five great elements could also be identified.

Once the extent of the universe was visible for the trimurtis, Lord Vinayaka removed the scenes from their sight and brought them out.

Now, Vakratunda ordered Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to carry on their assignments and disappeared from their presence

Brahma purana - an introduction

Introduction to Brahma purana
by Dipavali Debroy-Bibek Debroy

The Puranas are the sacred texts of Hinduism. The Ramayana and Mahabharata are the two great epics known to all. The Mahabharata states that there are 18 puranas and names three of them – the Markandeya purana, the Vayu purana and the Matsya purana. In Ramayana there is no mention of the puranas as such but the word purana has been used several times. This clearly tells us that the composers of Ramayana and Mahabharata were well versed with the ancient texts.

It is agreed that there are 18 major Puranas and are known as Mahapuranas. The several minor puranas are referred to as upapuranas. There is no disagreement with regard to the names of the mahapuranas. The only disagreement is with the name of the fourth. Some say the fourth is the Vayu purana while some say it is the Shiva purana . All agree the first purana is the Brahma purana.

Characteristic features of the puranas:

Any Mahapurana is supposed to have basic five lakshana [characteristics]. The text must describe five subjects. These five subjects are the original creation of the universe[sarga], the periodical process of destruction  and re-creation[pratisarga], the different eras[manvantara], the histories of the solar dynasty [ surya vamsha] and the lunar dynasty[ Chandra vamsha] and royal genealogies [vamshanucharita]. The Brahma purana does describe all these five subjects/elements.

The puranas are associated with the Hindu Trinity- Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma is regarded as the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer. These three important gods are glorified in the puranas.Their relative emphasis might vary from text to text. The puranas which gives importance to Vishnu will talk about his incarnation [avatara] and they are termed as Sattvika purana.. The puranas that gives importance and describe the creation in depth are called as Rajasika purana and are associated with Brahma. Finally the Tamasika purana tells about how a devotee should practise a lot of norms and rituals ,these are to be associated with Shiva.


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