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December 19, 2019

Kailash - Warli style

A humble attempt @ Kailash in warli style

It is Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi's poetic lines which made me to try this scene in warli....

In the words of a tamizh lyricist (Pulamaipithan?) from the Tamizh film "Barathi"....
எதிலும் இங்கு இருப்பான் அவன் யாரோ?
எனக்குள் அவன் இருப்பான் அறிவாரோ?
தவழும் நதியை தரித்த முடியான்
அடியும் முடியும் அறிய முடியான்
எளிய அடியர் ஓதும் வேத நாதமாகி....
Edhilum ingu irupaan, avan yaaro! ...
Enakul avan irupaan, arivaaro?...
Thavazhum nadhiyai dharitha mudiyaan
Adiyum mudiyum ariya mudiyaan
Eliyar adiyar odhum vedha naadhamagi....
Meaning 👇🏻
The one who pervades everything...
Is He the one who is in me as well?...
The one who has the river Ganges on his head...
The one who cannot be measured from the foot to the head...
The one who is glorified by his sincere devotees in the vedas.....

December 17, 2019

Dasavatharam - Warli style

Om Namo Narayanaya 🌸🙏🌸
Dasavatharam - a humble attempt in Warli style
Though Mahavishnu has taken many avatars, out of them 10 avatars are celebrated more prominently...
  1. Matsya (Fish)
  2. Koorma (Turtle)
  3. Varaha (Boar)
  4. Narasimha
  5. Vamana (Brahman- Dwarf size)
  6. Parashurama
  7. Rama
  8. Balarama
  9. Krishna
  10. Kalki

4 Avataaras in Krita yuga (Matsya, Koorma, Varaaha and Nrisimha)
3 Avataaras in Treta Yuga (Vaamana, Parasuraama and Sri Rama)
2 Avataaras in Dwaapara yuga (Balaraama and Krishna)
1 Avataara in Kaliyuga (the apocalyptic Kalki, yet to be)

Tried my level best to bring them in the warli style of painting.

December 10, 2019

Radhe Krishna - Ekant - Warli style

Hare Krishna,

Another journey into Krishna's Dwapara Yuga through warli style.... A humble attempt... "Like the Sun and the Sunshine!"... Radha Krishna - the inseperable!

December 4, 2019

Crochet Peach Winter Dress for Mira Gopal

Hare Krishna!

With his blessings, could crochet a lovely peach colour winter dress for my Mira Gopal.

December 3, 2019

Puliyitta Keerai | புளியிட்ட கீரை

A humble curry using Malabar Spinach from Palakkad Cuisine. This traditional curry has a burst of mixed taste viz., salt, spciy, sweet and sour.

Almost all the households in the olden days had their own kitchen garden. When guests arrive unexpectedly (that's how relations were maintained those days. They were warmly welcomed and served at any time of the day whether day or night. Hence the name "Athithi" - a person who drops in without informing (thithi - day).

They tried to be selfsufficient as the needs were bare minimum.

Let's get into this curry making.

English - Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) Tamil - Pasalai Keerai Kannada / Tulu - Basale Telugu - Bachali

A video recipe is available here :

Ingredients :

  1. Malabar Spinach - 1 Bunch
  2. Tamarind - 1 lemon size
  3. TUrmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Jaggery - 1 TBSP or as preferred
  6. Green chilli - 1 no. (or as preferred)

For tempering :-

  1. COconut Oil- 2 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Fenu greek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  4. Dried red chilli - 2 nos.
Process :-

  • Clean and wash the spinach. If the stems are big, then you can either use them in this recipe or you can make a different recipe using it.
  • In a vessel, add the clean spinach, tamarind and a green chilli slit vertically.
  • Switch on the gass and cook till done.
  • Transfer it to a plate and allow to cool completely.
  • Blend to a coarse paste
  • transfer this paste to the vessel
  • add turmeric powder, jaggery and salt
  • Bring to boil. Let it Boil for few minutes. when foam forms on top, remove from flame.
  • Prepare the tempering by heating coconut oil, add mustard seeds. when they start spluttering, add the dried red chilli (broken) and fenugreek seeds. As the seeds turn golden in colour, remove from flame and add it to the prepared curry.
  • Enjoy this traditional curry along with plain white rice or as an accompaniment to a dish that is prepared without sourness viz., molakootal.

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