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Sea Shells..Sea Shells

Sea Shells..Sea ShellsCollecting Sea Shells is a hobby for many. Sea Shells never cease to amaze you for the sheer variety, shapes, colors and designs that you find in them through out the world. One cant help but wonder and admire these natural phenomenon. Most common types of sea shells include the Mother of Pearl Shell, the Ark Shell,  the Script Shell to name a few. Sea shells have religious and spiritual connotations apart from  being used as object d’  art .

Mehndi

Beautiful capture of  an  Arabic design in Mehndi. A beautiful Mango design with intricate details tapering off towards the fore finger  is brought to the fore by the dark green color of the Mehndi. The blurring of the model’s face to enhance the Mehndi design gives a beautiful ‘bokeh’ effect.

Mehndi

Hand Design in IndiaMehndi [ originated from the Sanskrit word Mendhika] or Marudhaani as it is known popularly in the South of India refers to the traditional art of hand – painting using a paste of Henna. This practice dates as far back as the vedic period.  This art specific to and part of the rich Indian tradition involves making of a paste from Henna leaves and applying it using plastic cones to form intricate patterns and designs. The application of Mehndi is an essential part of any wedding or auspicious function and is conducted with great fanfare. Great skill and dexterity is required and it is a huge business opportunity for women with an artistic bent of mind.

Mehndi

The art of applying Mehndi is very popular in India and in recent times has caught the  fancy of the western world as well. Women abroad now love to sport tatoos made of Henna paste and love the orange – brownish tone it gives after the paste dries up. Applying Mehndi is said to cool down the body since the paste has medicinal value and can be referred to as an Indian version of a manicure. The  resultant color after removing the greenish paste can vary from bright orange to reddish brown hues depending on the body heat of a person. Mehndi is synonymous with brides who sometimes fill their entire forearm and feet with beautiful designs. At times lime and eucalyptus oil are applied to the surface of the skin to enhance the  color tones.

Theme Krishnarpanam: Bharathanatyam.

Beauty of Bharathanatyam

Bharathanatyam is the traditional and most popular dance form of TamilNadu, S.India. Well known and appreciated globally this dance form combines beautifully three magnificent elements - Music, Taal & Bhaava - in a balanced manner to produce one of the most beautiful and aesthetic dance form of all times. Here you can see a group of dancers enacting a piece dedicated to Lord Krishna. The expressions clearly show them mesmerized by the haunting music flowing from Krishna's flute.