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DURGA PUJA FROM INDIA!!

Tradition of Durga Puja
    Today's most authentic form of the Durga is that of a ten handed goddess modeled out of clay astride a lion. Each of those hands carry a separate weapon in them except two, which holds the spear which has been struck into the chest of the demon, Mahishasura. The four children of the Goddess had also been added to the iconography - Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, Kartik, the God of beauty as well as warfare and Ganesha, the 'Siddhidata' or the starter of everything in good sense.     The drum-beats are an integral part of the Durga Puja. This special variety of the drum, known as 'Dhak,' enthralls the hearts of the Calcutta with its majestic rhythm right from the day of 'Sasthi.' This drum is held on the shoulder with the beating side in the bottom and is beaten with two sticks, one thick and another thin.
    The Durga Puja spans over a period of ten days in case of traditional and household Puj…

DIY PARANORMAL PORTRAITS!

This was found at www.countryliving.com .  I really like this idea.  Even having the eyes glowing or blinking on and off.


Paranormal Portraits You'll never look at loved ones the same way after transforming their images into a ghostly display.





STEP 1: Make a black-and-white copy of a portrait on printer paper and cut out.


STEP 2: To "age" the picture, lightly brush it with a sponge dipped in a solution of a few drops of black craft paint mixed with water. Let the paper dry.


STEP 3: Cut a piece of card stock the same size as the photo, glue to the photo's back, and let dry. With an X-Acto knife, cut out the eyes of the picture's subject(s), piercing through the card stock and creating holes about 1/4 inch in diameter.


STEP 4: Open the frame's back, remove the glass, then fit the photo inside.


STEP 5: Insert red mini LED Christmas lights (try Superior Holiday Lighting's flattop version, $11.26 for a 25-foot string; 1000bulbs.com) through the back of the eyeh…

CANDY APPLES!

Candy apples





Today will be about how to do it right, how marvelous to see and how to 'bite' ;-) After inviting recipe .. after the match ;-) -------------------------------------------------- - Candy apples - lovely red autumn associated with Christmas and Halloween. Their history dates back to the early twentieth century in the United States. 'Invented' it William W. Kolb, who worked on the holiday recipe for red cinnamon candies, dipped in the caramel apples and put on display at his shop .. Apples in a crispy coating of sugar and cinnamon became popular very quickly. Not wondered how they could eat? They are hard, but more crispy - hard-wearing than I break-teeth - hard ;-). Careful, they can be cut into pieces with a knife. 

Ingredients for 4 candy apples: 4 green apples such as Granny Smith4 wooden sticks250 g of sugar50 ml of water1 tablespoon (20 grams) of honey or golden syrupuhalf a teaspoon of vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon cinnamonpinch of ground clovesa little red d…