Lord Krishna is the only deity that is loved so much so by not just elders but children as well. He is known for the charm he had. He had the capacity to charm anyone and everyone that came in his contact. The stories of his love and valor are known to all. In fact, every role that he played during various life stages is shown through paintings. Moreover, the praying room of every Hindu household is incomplete without an idol of Lord Krishna.

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There are a set of things that one should follow if he has Lord Krishna paintings and idols in his house or workspace. Let us take a look at what are they.

  • Flute- Lord Krishna is known for the melodious tune that he used to play with his flute. Many lord Krishna paintings and idols have the flute in them but if the painting or idol doesn’t have one, buy a flute and keep it beside him. All the gopis and even the animals used to surround him to hear the tune and this it is said that keeping one in your home can help you in keeping people together.
  • Cow and calf statue- He used to play with the Gwalas. Moreover, this is no hidden fact that Krishna used to love eating all the dairy products like milk, butter, cottage cheese. All of them are made from milk which is produced by cows. So, keeping the statue of these as well is also a good way to keep the deity happy. Apart from this, it is also believed that cows are an embodiment of 33 crore deities.
  • Peacock Feather- The peacock feather is widely known for the beauty it holds. Krishna was known for the magnificence that his personality had and for wearing the peacock feather on his head. Hence, keeping few peacock feathers beside the idol of Krishna would be really good in surging the happiness by keeping the lord ecstatic.
  • Lotus- Lotus might not have some direct connection with the lord but keeping this flower in your house’s worshipping room will bring a lot of stability and harmony. A lotus shows the struggles of life, you can replace the flower daily if some nearby vendor sells it. If not, you can use petals of the flower each day by storing them in a refrigerator and keeping them fresh.
  • Misri and Makhan- After praying, Prasad is being given to the family members in most of the Hindu households. So, keep some misri (Crystalized sugar cubes) and butter in an airtight container. We are asking you to do so as Lord Krishna used to love eating this. Offering this to him daily can delight him beyond words.
  • Vaijayanti Mala- If you will observe Lord Krishna paintings, you will see that a few of them will have vaijayanti mala around his neck or hand. So, if the idols you have of him doesn’t have this mala around his neck or hand, buy one. When you go to buy one such mala, try to find a mala that has the name Krishna engraved on it.

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Besides, all the aforementioned points, in order to keep the deity happy, you should also keep the idols and paintings that you have of him, pristine clean. There are a different set of instructions for cleaning different types of lord Krishna paintings and idols. We shall discuss the same in some other blog. So, let’s save it for some other time and know that the idols should be offered tulsi leaves at the time of praying. It is also important to feed and bathe the deity daily, especially, if the idol shows him in his childhood phase. Also, don’t forget to get some clothes tailored for him if the deity you have bought is in metal form. Moreover, to clean the metal based idols, you should dip some cotton in lemon juice and dry mango powder.

Pray daily, do good deeds and see your life changing!

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The Realm of Online Art

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One prime outcome of the digital revolution is the internet which gave us a platform where anybody with a smart-phone from anywhere in the world can get connected to anyone. This revolutionary idea has had many beneficiaries in the whole wide spectrum of human endeavors ranging across numerous fields such as science, sociology, transportation to name a few and also art. Now we can take virtual tours of museums halfway across the globe and also buy and sell art and artifacts on the internet. The possibilities are immense and virtually infinite. This has helped numerous businesses to open-up e-stores where one can find a myriad of art for sale online. This has opened up the opportunity to choose from a plethora of art-pieces for art enthusiasts across the whole wide world.

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The online art market has been growing exponentially year after year and in some cases with an unprecedented increase in annual growth which in-tern escalates the availability of art for sale online. The overall online sales worldwide in the year 2015 amounted to $3.27 billion and by the end of 2020, it is expected to grow by a degree of 3 as indicated by the art insurance company Hiscox. There is also the factor that a lot of the first-time buyer returns to buy more.

Traditionally art sales were organized by mammoth auction houses but there is an increase of fixed-price sales and buyers prefer to explore art for sale online with fixed price options, especially for the small and medium range of art-pieces. The reason behind might be that nobody wants to wait for the online auction to start or wait for the results. Another interesting fact to ponder about is that there is an increase in online traffic through smartphones and which proves that people are browsing on-the-go and the sales of small to mid-range art for sale online is soaring new heights.

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There are various e-stores, both in the domestic and the international market that provide a wide range of art for sale online. These are numerous and together they support a huge collection of art and artifacts to choose from. There are stores with their own individualistic character such as those dealing with solely life-size photographs. There is one based in Los Angeles, California which is most probably the world’s largest online gallery. It has a wide range of collections with equal variations in price.

In the contemporary Indian realm of art for sale online there are a large number of galleries one can surf, many of which are capitalizing on their own particular niche. One particular brand from Pune focuses exclusively on hand-painted artworks and delivers to more than 150 countries worldwide. There is also an e-store which is a business venture of a frontline Indian news channel that also has an extensive inventory and exhibits certain prime pieces of Indian artwork.

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