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Temple For Home

A Hindu temple or mandir is a structure designed to bring human beings and gods together, using symbolism to express the ideas and beliefs of Hinduism.The symbolism and structure of a Hindu temple are rooted in Vedic traditions.

Mandir

The layout, the motifs, the plan and the building process recite ancient rituals, geometric symbolisms, and reflect beliefs and values innate within various schools of Hinduism. A Hindu temple is a spiritual destination for many Hindus, as well as landmarks around which ancient arts, community celebrations and economy have flourished.

Hindu temples come in many styles, are situated in diverse locations, deploy different construction methods and are adapted to different deities and regional beliefs, yet almost all of them share certain core ideas, symbolism and themes.

Wooden Temple

PLACE
Mandir is the king of all Vastu rules — place it in the North-East and everything will start falling in place. Also, face the East while praying.

Vastu

While making a separate pooja room is not  feasible for every house, we can devote a corner or space to place our holy deities. Here are some humble and simple pooja room/ pooja mandir designs that will help you out in creating that holy place in your home.

Inside Place

The corner of the room has been beautifully turned into a sacred pooja mandir. The  gorgeous white  marble pooja ghar with intricate design makes a perfect place for  deities. The sanctity is preserved by using pure white flooring. Though small, the privacy of the individual is honoured by having shaded glass doors.

This pooja cabin done in contemporary design is yet another guide for someone who is looking for a small yet modern pooja room decor. The narrow space has been utilised to its best by converting it into a place to seat the idols. The dark brown and white decor gives a neat look to the space devoted for pooja. Cupboards built below gives storage space to store the pooja essentials.

Temple With Below Shelves 

There is another option availble for  someone who is looking for a small yet modern hanging pooja room decor. The narrow space has been utilised to its best by converting it into a wall hanging without disturbance . The multicolor and silver look to the space devoted for pooja. Cupboards built below gives storage space to store the pooja essentials.

Multicolor
Rameshwaram Marble
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Sunday A leisure Day

For me its(sunday) always a waste of time, as I think to, only day when I can spend my time as neutral. Because whatever I do or not, but I can not waste my time. My mind not allowed me to do so , on normal days. Like a punctual teacher or professor is my mind, who always order me “Hey! Stand up, and, left right .left right”.

But today not exactly I have plan to waste it, but to do some creativity . I wake up with cool mind and plan to do ummm, some extra task, Which even relief my other working day schedule.

As  by profession im an engineer , but I always like to do some creative work, like painting , coloring, art. And you know , I need an place where I can just dream, sing , dance, and I don’t have so much space. So now after long search and thanks to internet.

A miniature garden: so lets do it.
Mini garden
Mini gardens have been growing in popularity among gardening enthusiasts who do not have the space or the means to have full sized garden.
  1. Gathering supplies
  2. Potting soil and small stones
  3. Plants

Steps:

  1. You can house your mini garden in a variety of containers, cement pot, marble or glass.
  2. Need some tiny pebble stones  and art pieces , collectible ( mini chair doll etc.)as available.
  3. Herbs like thyme, basil anything.
  4. Now just start with putting soil in your selected pot. Fill the container with potting soil up to the rim even slightly higher on one side if you would like your plants to be visible from the side. Then dig small hole with the help of small shovel , for the roots of the plants.
  5. Add small stones , as requirement and mostly depends upon type of pot (container). Add half inch layer of horticultural charcoal, finally add four inch layer of potting soil.
  6. Once you have laid down the soil, you will need to prepare the plants. Place the plant in prepare holes. After that pat soil on roots.
  7. Water the plants after you done.
  1. Finally add miniature accessories, I  add a small home and beautiful small stone pathway. This is what I like at present. Small , simple and beautiful.
  2. If you are going for more minimal, you may decide to add like marbles, beads or decorative piece of wood.

As time demand, trim the plant as needed.

Garden With Small Stone Pebbles

Garden With Pebbles

Pebbles Garden

Using pebbles in a garden brings different colors and textures to the garden. Pebbles can fill up otherwise empty space, leaving a visual impression that’s more interesting than simple dirt, soil or mulch. Pebbles can serve other purposes, such as creating a decorative border, landscaped path, or a pretty ground and soil cover. In order to best pebble a garden, it’s important to clear a space for pebbles, choose the pebbles, and put the pebbles into the garden space.

Tour local gardens for inspiration before planning to pebble the garden.

Measure the amount of space dedicated for pebbles. Carefully plan out your pebbled space. This area should be blocked off from the rest of the garden to heighten the effect of the pebbles.

  • Use a tape measure to get the exact measurements you need to pebble your garden. This will help you know exactly how many Kg of pebbles you need. In general, 5Kg of pebbles will cover about 1 square feet at 3/4 to 1 inch thickness.
  • It may be useful to have extra pebbles around when you need to fill in your pebble garden, so make sure to have more than you need for the space you have.
 
Prepare the space in the garden for the introduction of pebbles. Clear out any brush or weeds in areas where pebbles will be used. Wear gloves and protective gear so you don’t cut your hands or injure your eyes.

  • Tear out weeds, flowers, or any other plants in the space that will be pebbled. This makes sure they don’t grow underneath your pebbles.
  • Have gloves and protective goggles when tearing out weeds or flowers. This is especially important if you are using a weed wacker or electric hedge trimmers.
Ensure adequate drainage in the garden. Precipitation can build up in the pebble garden if you do not have good drainage in your garden.

  • If water is building up when it rains, you may have a drainage problem.
  • You can create a French drain, which is a trench next to the garden filled with gravel. This may help to keep your garden free from overflow water.
  • Another option to improve drainage is burying a pipe underneath a trench. The pipe should send the run off water to an area that won’t be flooded when it’s raining.
Shop around for different types of pebbles. You can find pebbles for purchase at lawn and garden stores, and pool and pet stores.These pebbles will be of a wide variety of types and prices. Find the best one to match your needs.Types of stones available as pebbles include: [8]

  • Marble pebbles, which are pink, white, black yellow and brown.
  • Limestone pebbles, which show up in natural colors such as tan, black, white and brown.
  • Granite pebbles, which are pink and red in color.
  • You can also search riverbeds and streams for unique pebbles to use as accents.
  • Choose from a variety of shapes and textures. You can use flat pebbles, round or elliptical shapes, or combine many different types.The different pebble types will work better depending on your environment and pebbling plan.
    • Pea gravel, river rock, crush granite, and Mexican beach pebbles all offer different textures. Find different pebbles that work best for your garden environment and look.
    Style garden
    Come up with a design that fits the style of your garden. You can use one pebble color and shape, or can mix up up many different shades and textures in the garden. Plan out your design before pebbling the garden.

    • If a less natural, and more polished look is desired in the garden, use monochrome stones in onyx or white for a brighter, refined appearance. These are available at landscaping stores and are more uniform in size and shape.
    • You can also make a pebble mosaic, where you combine a variety of different pebbles into one pattern. This can create a fun and interesting look for your garden.
    • Some other pebble design options include blurring the boundaries boundaries of your pebble garden with plants, combining different sized stones, and adding a rock border. Try to find the best one that suits your particular garden.
      Spread the pebbles over the designated area in the garden. After they are spilled out into the space, carefully move to cover the space.

      • Use a rake or similar garden tool to spread the pebbles. Try not to damage the pebbles when spreading them.
      • Your pebbles should totally cover the area. It’s better to have too many pebbles than too little, since that will make your pebble garden look untidy.
      Arrange them by hand around the plants and flowers. Spread them evenly around larger areas. Try to balance out the level of the pebble garden as much as possible. You can probably eyeball the level, but try to get down to the ground level to check it out.

      • Be careful not to damage any plants of flowers in pebble gardens. They should still be able to get plenty of water and sunlight as well.
      • Level out the pebbles as much as possible. You can try to eyeball it, but it may also be useful to use a gardening tool to smooth them out, even around plants and flowers
      1. Cement the pebbles if necessary. Depending on your pebble pattern, it may be necessary to cement the pebbles down. In areas where people will be walking over the pebbles often, you may want to use cement to guarantee they don’t become dislodged from the path.

        • Mix a 4:1 ratio from cement to sand when you’re preparing the cement mixture. Ideally, the texture should resemble bread crumbs.
        • Pour the cement onto the path. Fill in pebbles into the path way. Don’t use too much cement, since this will overwhelm your pebble path. Ideally, try to calculate the amount of cement needed and the amount of pebbles needed.
          Step back from the garden to assess the visual impact. The pebbles should give the garden a clean, decorative appearance. A pebble garden can make a garden look well decorated and take your breath away.

          • Ideally, the colors should be pleasing to your eye and fit in well with your plants and flowers.
          • Keep in mind the sharp lines and angles in designing the pebble garden. This will help you have a balance in your pebble garden.
          Garden

Handicraft

Handicraft

Handicrafts are items which are produced by craftsmen using tools, simple instruments or implements which are operated mainly by hand or foot.
The term handicrafts can therefore cover a very wide range of items which may be made of wood, metal, straw, leather, textiles, paper, glass, stone, gems, shells of fruit and sea shells. The sizes vary from as tiny as a pin to as large as 10-foot (3m) wooden sculpture or large textile.
From the packaging point of view, the properties of handicraft can range from totally not susceptible to damage by normal handling and transport to relatively unhandy to pack and transport (e.g. protruding parts), and on to extremely fragile (thin glass items and glass flowers). This sets demands on the ability of the producer to ensure proper handling and a correct choice to packaging.
Incense Holder
Owl
Bowl

Water Splash : Rameshwaram Marble

Fountains : Designer Point Of View

I love fountains in the garden. Garden décor is not only one of the more fun aspects of landscape design, it can set the whole mood of your garden. A fountain can be a pivotal focal point. It will add the refreshing sound of water on hot summer days and can define a style theme. You can either slot it into the overall garden area to accent a special spot, or you can find a fountain you love and design your garden around it.

Don’t think you can’t have a fountain because you don’t have a lot space.There are all shapes and forms of fountains made of diverse materials that will fit on a tabletop as well as backyard, outdoor place , roof & inside home. Not only can these decorate a small outdoor space, but the right  fountain can find its way into a home, a small  or large apartment, or hang out with you on your desk top at work where the gentle cascade of water will help neutralize daily stress.
garden fountain will draw the eye wherever you place it. Make it large for a bold statement and build seating around it or nearby. Or make it more gentle as an accompaniment to a dining area. Set a wall fountain against a dull wall to transform it into a piece of fine art. Integrate a fountain into a potted garden, a balcony or a patio where space is premium .
Fountains are both visual and audio. The sound of cascading water can calm nerves, wash away tension and even create white sound that will distract from neighboring noises – a great way to counter outdoor noise pollution that may be beyond your control.
Choose a garden fountain that blends with the style or theme of either your house or your garden — preferably both. Make sure your fountain is the right size; too big a fountain can look overpowering and oppressive while one that is too small might be overwhelmed by the rest of the landscape.

Radha Krishna marble statue

Radha Krishna marble statue, radha krishna murti for pooja room, radha krishna idols home decor

Radha Krishna 
Radha Krishna are collectively known within Hinduism as the combination of both the feminine as well as the masculine aspects of God. Krishna is often referred as svayam bhagavan in Vaishnavism theology and Radha is five elemental body of the feeling of love towards the almighty God Shree Krishna, soul (aatma) is a part of the God Shree Krishna and Radha is that feeling of love which connects a living being to his creator. With Krishna, Radha is acknowledged as the Supreme Goddess, for it is said that she controls Krishna. It is believed that Krishna enchants the world, but Radha “enchants even Him. Therefore She is the supreme goddess of all. Radha Krishna”.
While there are much earlier references to the worship of this form of God, it is since Jayadeva Goswami wrote a famous poem Gita Govinda in the twelfth century of the Common Era, that the topic of the spiritual love between the divine Krishna and his devotee Radha, became a theme celebrated throughout India. It is also believed that Radha is not just one cowherd maiden, but is the origin of all the gopis, or divine personalities that participate in the rasa dance.

Dry River Using Small Stone Pebbles

Your garden is the place where you can experiment with new decorations. And making your own ones is even more pleasurable. You will enjoy the sight of your own crafts, that have lots of effort put in it. And everyone else will be amazed too. Although looks simple it is also so pretty to look at. Seems like always is the best time to start for your own garden. And today I have a great idea for you. Dry river, or a river made with pebbles is a incredible decoration for every garden. It really looks like a river that has no water running. It will fit perfectly in your garden. Also, it is cheap and easy to make!

First of all, you need to choose a good spot in your garden to put your dry river. You should decide whether it will be a centerpiece that will draw the attention, or a decoration for the sides of your garden. If you have plenty of space it can be the main decor in your garden. Everyone will be amazed.

You should be able to get lots of pebbles, that will be the “water”. These should be similar in shape and size. They will form your river. You can line your river with big rocks. And it will really look like a river.

There is one more important thing to be mentioned. Planting some greenery around your river will make it look so natural. You can see these examples. Some small bushes can be a nice addition to your dry stream.