Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
A princess and her friend gaze at the stars
The stars and celestial bodies are of great significance in Hindu mythology. The seven stars of the"big dipper" were known as the "Sapt Rishis" or the seven learned sages who rule the skies and were keepers of the divine laws. They guide all beings on earth spreading knowledge and make the sun rise and shine.
Indian stories and folktales are all about gods and goddesses, kings and queens, princes hunting game, princesses dancing in tropical gardens to the singing of birds . As the night falls and the moon rises, a thousand oil lamps light the palaces and the royal gardens come alive to the sound of fountains and streams.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
This week's word is "caged". The first thing that comes to mind is a helpless bird in a cage. Being caged is losing your freedom.One interesting instance where being caged is actually liberating and positive is turning into a butterfly,which I have illustrated here.