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Significance of Chhatt Puja

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Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun God and his consort Usha and Pratusha (Chhathi Maiya) in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on Earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. This is the most eco-friendly festival celebrated as there is an involvement of only natural products in the Puja and it does not involve idol worship. Legends say that Chhath is observed since the days of Mahabharata when Karna who was the devotee and son of Lord Surya would stand in waist-deep water for several hours at a stretch to seek his blessings.

The significance of Chhath Puja involves a lot of natural medication. According to yogic philosophy the rituals of Chhath Puja that extend to a period of four days, aim to prepare the body and mind of the devotee for cosmic solar-energy infusion. Early sunlight helps to cure many diseases and…

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Foot fetish – trendy anklets

Ethnic wear in its full fledged avatar requires a lot of accessories to go with it to complete its look. Just like the traditional garments have undergone a makeover to suit contemporary taste, so have the accessories. One of the most favourite one among woman is ‘payal’ which has transformed into a modern anklet. Its… Continue reading Foot fetish – trendy anklets

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The wholesomeness of the silks

“Silk does for the body what diamond does for your hand.” True, isn’t it? We haven’t met a woman who is not in love with her silks. For all of us, silk is synonym with celebration, with comfort, with timeless grace; with heritage weaves, with a perfect gifting idea! It is the most frequently used… Continue reading The wholesomeness of the silks

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From the House of Rainbow – Colour Love # 3 – ORANGE

The colour of the rising sun, orange, has a beauty of its own. Imagine the darkness of night being dispelled by the first rays of the sun in deep orange hue sending sparkles of hope for a new day; isn’t the thought rejuvenating in itself. That’s what signifies this colour – vitality, joy, cheerfulness and… Continue reading From the House of Rainbow – Colour Love # 3 – ORANGE

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From the House of Rainbow – Colour Love #2 – RED

We are back with the feature featuring your favourite colour. We’ve already had pink talk about its supple beauty. To all of you whose wardrobe we see dominated with red, here’s telling you how much you love the youth in you. Youth, mind you, is not a time of life. It is state of mind;… Continue reading From the House of Rainbow – Colour Love #2 – RED

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From the House of Rainbow – Colour Love #1 – Pink

There is a reason why we don’t see the world in black and white. It is because nature always wears the COLOURS of the spirit. Colours are the smiles of nature and like feature; they follow the changes of the emotions. Aren’t we all in love with colours; after all we want vibrance, liveliness, sprightliness,… Continue reading From the House of Rainbow – Colour Love #1 – Pink

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The southern splendour of Kanjeevaram

Southern beauty to drool over! Hey, we are not talking of South Indian actresses! Agreed they are beautiful, but right now we are drooling over the beauty of Kanjeevaram silk – the undisputed crowning glory of the world of sarees. Brought a smile on your face? Well, quite possible then, that like us (like all… Continue reading The southern splendour of Kanjeevaram