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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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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.




Sunday, October 15, 2017

4. The birth of Veda Vyasa

4. The birth of Veda Vyasa
From Sri Ganesha Purana by Dr.Akila Sivaraman

There was a time when worship of the Supreme Lord was on the decline on earth. None followed the noble ways of life prescribed in Vedic scriptures. Lord Brahma and Lord Vinayaka were quite distressed at the chaos prevailing everywhere. When they approached Lord Shiva for help , He directed Lord Vishnu to take necessary steps to collect Vedas and Puranas and propagate them on earth for people’s guidance.

On the bank of the river Ganges, there lived a noble sage by name Parasara. When he was going in a boat to the opposite bank of the river, he fell in love with the girl in the boat. Lord Maha Vishnu was born as their son, but very soon he went to Badrikashrama to lead a life of meditation.

In the ashrama, he acquired mastery over the four Vedas- Rig, Yejur, Sama and Atharvana. So, he was called Veda Vyasa. He proceeded next to learn all the eighteen puranas from Sanatkumara.

Veda Vyasa desired to render all the Puranas in verse form – i.e. Shlokas – so that people can easily learn them, get them to heart and recite them to their benefit. In fact, most of our religious texts have been handed down to generations as poetic verses only, as they lend themselves easily to be committed to one’s own memory and for repetition at our will and pleasure.

Unfortunately, Veda Vyasa found himself not competent for this task. Perplexed as he was, he sought the help and guidance of Lord Brahma.

“In order to help the people on the earth, to get to know Vedic Scriptures, I tried to render them as simple shlokas which could be easily memorized and chanted. Unfortunately, I do not find myself equal to the task. Kindly enlighten me as to where, why and how I have failed to do it”

Lord Brahma immediately mentioned the omission which was responsible for the failure. “At the beginning of all tasks, Lord Vinayaka is to be worshipped. He removes all obstacles and crowns every task with success. Right from Lord Shiva, the Lord Supreme, all of us have to pray to Lord Vinayaka for fulfilment of any endeavour in the proper direction and details.”

 Veda Vyasa now repented for his serious mistake. He beseeched Lord Brahma himself to give him a detailed picture of Lord Ganesha’s greatness and glory.

 Lord Brahma readily agreed to enlighten Veda Vyasa in detail about all the illustrious devotees who prayed to Lord Vinayaka and achieved great success in their lives.

The discourse on Lord Vinayaka thus began which serves as a real eye opener for all of us before we undertake any task.




Saturday, October 14, 2017

3. Brahmahatti dosha leaves the king

3. Brahmahatti dosha leaves the king
from Sri Ganesha Purana by Dr.Akila Sivaraman

The king accompanied by his wife and two ministers, walked a long way into the forest and reached a garden where they decided to rest for some time, under the shadow of the trees.

The queen saw a pond nearby where a young boy was fetching water. She was quite surprised at the bravery of the lad, who was moving about all alone in a forest full of wild animals. She entered into a conversation with him and came to know that the boy Shivana was the son of a sage Bhrigu living nearby. The boy also learnt that the lady was a queen and her husband, the king, was resting under the shade of a tree. He also came to know the circumstances under which they had to leave the kingdom and come to the forest.

On reaching home, the young boy explained the delay in bringing water to his father, Sage Bhrigu, who chose to invite the royal guests to his hermitage.

When the king and the queen met the Sage, the king narrated the story of his deadly disease and the sufferings due to the sins of his previous birth. The Sage consoled him saying that his good period will soon commence, as he had built a temple for Lord Vinayaka in his previous birth.

But the king did not believe his words and suddenly he could feel thousands of small birds, troubling him all over the body.He at once fell at the feet of the sage and prayed.

The sage at once sprinkled holy water on his body and the feelings of the birds left the king’s body. Alongside, they saw an ugly figure coming out of the king’s body.

On enquiry by the sage, it was learnt that the ghost figure was none other than “Brahmahatti Dosha” who lived in the king’s body all along. The sage asked the figure to leave the king and move to a tree-hole nearby. Next moment, there was a big fire in the tree and the ghost was reduced to ashes.

Out came the soul of the Brahmin from the ghost figure and fell at the feet of the sage. The king had killed him in his previous birth. The sage had not only relieved the king of his sufferings, but also made the Brahmin to get his original form.

Soon after, a celestial air-craft alighted there to carry the Brahmin’s soul to heaven.

Sage Bhrigu now addressed Somakanta and advised him to listen the story of Lord Vinayaka from him.

“Sri Vinayaka Purana was given to Lord Brahma by Lord Shiva.Ved Vyasa was fortunate to receive it from Brahma. I had the blessing of learning it from Ved Vyasa. You shall be lucky person to get it from me. It will cure you of your disease and give you the immense blessings of Lord Vinayaka.”

The king felt extremely happy and got ready to receive the intellectual gift from the blessed sage Bhrigu.

The divine discourse thus began for the worthy listener.


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