festivals

Rangoli: Happy Holi
Created by lakshmiraghu on 2015-03-05,

Rangoli colors: Happy Holi by lakshmiraghu

Rangoli: pongal special Rangoli
Created by lakshmiraghu on 2015-02-01,

Rangoli festivals: pongal special Rangoli by lakshmiraghu

Rangoli: Happy Vasantha Panchami
Created by lakshmiraghu on 2015-01-24,

Rangoli festivals: Happy Vasantha Panchami by lakshmiraghu

Rangoli: Mahashivarathri rangoli
Created by lakshmiraghu on 2014-02-26,

Hi friends this is a free hand design drawn by my friend vijaya and my self for Maha Shivarathri. Smile .....happy shivarathri Smile to all...your views please.
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Different Shivanama with meanings

1. Andhakasura hara – as he killed Andhakasura named daitya
2. Ashutosha – As he gives the boon very early
3. Chandrashekara/somashekara – as he has Chandra on his head
4. Damarugapani – As he has Damaruga in one of his hands swhile dancing
5. Doorjati – As he has JaTaa
6. Gajacharmambaradhara – As he has killed a daithya named Gajasura by entering the body of an elephant and he was covered with the body of the elephant when he did the Tandava Nrutya, he is called as Gajacharmambaradhara.
6a. Gajasuramardhana – Daithya Neela came in the disguise of an elephant as Gajasura गजासुर who entered the body of an elephant and attacked Shiva. Shiva also entered the body of the elephant and did the Taandava nrutya there itself and killed the demon Gajasura from within the elephant. Thus he is called as Gajasuramardhana.
7. Nandi Vahana – As he has Nandi as his vehicle
8. Gangadhara – As he always has Ganga on his head. Some poets, novelists have called Ganga as the wife of Shiva. But it is wrong. Ganga was never the wife of Shiva. Ganga is the wife of Varuna. Shiva was holding her as she requested him to give some place in him and Ganga had vishesha sannidhana of Srihari, as she is Vishnu paadodaka.
9. Kaamaari – As he burnt alive Kaama/Manmatha - When Gods sent Manmatha to break the penance of Shiva, he throwed his kaama arrow on Shiva, which made Shiva angry and he opened his third eye and Manmatha was burnt to ashes.
10. Kailasavaasa – As he is kailasavaasi
11. Kruthivaasa – as he wears charma or animal skin as his dress – he is also called as Charmambaradara
12. Manoniyamaka – As he controls the chitta of all
13. Maheshwara – As he is superior to Indradi sakala devategalu
14. Mrutyunjaya – As he has more power than the so called Mrutyu devate Yama – Sage Markandeya had a very short lift of only 16 years. Markandeya was known that his life is very short. So, he worshipped Shiva with utmost devotion. After the completion of 16th year, Yamadharmaraja came to take Markandeya by pulling him with arrows, Shiva came and rescued Markandeya and blessed him with Chiranjeevatva. That is why Markandeya is considered as one of the Chiranjeevi.
15. Nataraja – As he is an expert in Dancing – Naatya
16. Nagabharana – As he has Naga(snake) as one of his ornaments
17. Nagabhushana – As he has Snake to his neck
18. Neelakanta – As his throat colour turned blue after drinking hala hala visha.
19. Paarvateesha – As he is the Isha of Parvathi
20. Pinaaki – As he has pinaka as his weapon
21. Rudra – “Rodanaath Rudra:” - As soon as he was born he was crying continuously. That is why he is called as Rudra.
22. Sadyojaata – As he was born all of a sudden from Chaturmukha
23. Sarangapani – As he has in his hands Saranga (deer)
24. Shambhu – As he is the source of Sukha, he is termed as Shambhu
25. Shankara – As he gives “Sukha”
26. Sharva – As he is laya kartha with the blessings of Srihari.
27. Shiva – As he is mangalakara – he is termed as “Shiva”
28. Vamadeva - “vaama” means handsome/beautiful/sundara. Leaving Hari Vayu Brahma, Garuda shesha, he is ati-sundara very handsome. That is why he is called as Vamadeva.
29. Vamadeva – He is called as Vamadeva as he has Srihari to his left always
30. Virinchiputra – As he is the son of Brahma (Virinchi)
31. Vrushadhwaja – as he has Vrushabha Dwaja
32. Vishakanta – As he drunk the left over of halahala visha after majority of it was drunken by Vayudevaru.
33. Trishulapaani – As he has Trishula in one of his arms
34. Tripuraari – As he killed tripurasuras with the blessings of Srihari
35. Trinetra/trilochana/mukkanna – As he has three eyes
36. Ugra – As he is shatru bhayankara
37. Ugratapas – As he has done tapas for Kalpadi paryanta

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Rangoli: Happy Republic day
Created by lakshmiraghu on 2014-01-25,

Hi friends Happy Republic day this free hand design was drawn for Indian Republic day..enjoy...

Rangoli: Happy pongal
Created by lakshmiraghu on 2014-01-13,

Hi friends HAPPY PONGAL to all.this is free hand rangoli ,drawn for pongal...your views please...

Rangoli: happy pongal
Created by karpagam.M on 2014-01-13,

Hi friends ... may the auspicious festival of pongal bring Happiness in your life .. Wishing you a Happy Pongal!!!

Rangoli: Happy Bhogi
Created by lakshmiraghu on 2014-01-12,

Hi friends Happy Bhogi to all ....Hi Rani happy birthday Smile

Rangoli: Vaikunta ekadashi rangoli
Created by lakshmiraghu on 2014-01-10,

Hi friends ... have drawn this rangoli for Vaikunta Ekadashi, this is observed on Dhanur Masa Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or on the 11th day of bright fortnight during Dhanur Masam.In North India, this Ekadashi is observed as Putrada Ekadasi.On this day, in Vishnu temples Vaikunta Dwar or Vaikunta Dwaram or Vaikunta Vaasal (entrance to Heaven) is opened for Darshan of Lord Vishnu.This gate is opened only on Vaikunt Ekadasi day.
Vaikunt Ekadasi is also observed as Mukkoti Ekadasi.This is the passage encircling the Lord. the innermost sanctum of the LORD.
Here we go and pray for world peace and good health for all.

Rangoli: HAPPY VASANTHA PANCHAMI -welcome to spring
Created by lakshmiraghu on 2013-02-14,

Vasant Panchami festival falls on Panchami or 5th day of the Sukhla Paksh (Waxing moon) towards the close of winter, in the month of Jan-Feb and marks the first day of spring or vasant ruthu (season).. some people call this festival Saraswathi Puja. They worship the Goddess Saraswathi on this day.,,,this is free hand design ...drawn for Vasantha panchami...your views please..

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