Sant Premi Handicraft Blog http://www.santpremihandicraft.co.in/blog/ Latest Products Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:51:52 +0530 en-us http://www.santpremihandicraft.co.in Marble Pooja Chowki: Elegance for your Pooja Ghar http://www.santpremihandicraft.co.in/blog/marble-pooja-chowki-elegance-for-your-pooja-ghar_10621.htm Mon, 24 May 2021 19:18:44 +0530 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Gujarat is known for its rich culture and its beautiful temples are a tourist attraction for people from all over the Globe. The handicrafts available in Gujarat is by far one of the most exquisite and unique and it is bound to add a vibrant and positive vibe to any living space. Why not add vibrance to your pooja ghar? Gujarat is home to a large population of Hindu devotees, and their culture and handicraft are built for the best of the best pooja ghar requirements. They are a strong believer in Hindu Gods and their handicraft is unparalleled across India and Globally. If you have your doubts, start small. Try adding a beautiful marble pooja chowki. <a href="https://www.santpremihandicraft.co.in/pooja-chowki.htm">Marble pooja chowki in Gujarat</a> is considered to be an art form. Their unique design, beautiful colour, top-quality marble, and perfectly cut stone will make a great fit for your holy place.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><strong>What are the benefits of a marble pooja chowki?</strong></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="padding-left: 30px; text-align: justify;"><strong> </strong>There are indeed Pooja Chowkis available which are made of different materials but the ones made out of marble hold a golden status. Marble is considered to be a luxury and a symbol of beauty. Even in ancient Greece, the rich and the powerful had statues carved out in marble. Your pooja ghar is sacred. It is not only a place of worship but a place that offers peace, relief and helps an anxious mind find solace. Pooja ghar is a good omen and it deserves to have the most beautiful and pure ambiance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>Advantages of Marble</strong></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="padding-left: 30px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;">A marble is a metamorphic rock that is translucent. The translucent property of marble gives it a beautiful glow and it has the ability to take a high polish. Marble is a soft rock which makes it one of the best rocks for sculpting and shape cutting. The softness of the rock allows detailing but at the same time, being a rock it is sturdy and strong enough to withstand heavyweight. The rock also has a uniform composition throughout.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"> <strong>These properties of marble make it a luxury to own. </strong></span></span></span></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>Qualities to look for in a Pooja Chowki</strong></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="padding-left: 30px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Pooja Chowkis should be strong, sturdy yet beautiful, and elegant looking. Marble has all the properties to provide that look. A pooja chowki is essentially meant to be the grand seat on which the statue of a Goddess or God is meant to be placed. Presenting the best of the best to divinity is a sign of love and respect. The marble pooja chowki will last for a very long period, so it is a one-time investment. Most other pooja chowkis end up having a dent on it due to a prolonged time of holding the weight of the statue. A dented or uneven surface can make the Statue look oddly placed. There have been cases where the expensive statue has slid off the uneven surface of the pooja chowki resulting in that statue enduring cracks. This is a bad omen and it should be avoided. Pooja Chowkis made of marble will stand strong even after 100 years. Even a heavy Gold statue cannot dent the surface of a marble chowki and the elevated surface keeps the pooja offerings away from the floor. Marble has a natural property of cooling. In hot countries like India, having a marble structure is a benefit. The cooling property keeps the surrounding cool and any prasad or flower kept on the marble will remain fresh for a longer time. </span></span></span></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>The role of marble in Hinduism</strong></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="padding-left: 30px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Faithful devotees of Hinduism have built temples made out of stone for ages. Making Marble temples and marble singhasans for the Gods and Goddesses is a common practice in India. In the old days, there was no concept of air-conditioners; however, India was a hot country and temples were a place that was often crowded. Kings and Queens held regular events and celebrated festivals in big temples made to fit the entire population of the kingdom. These temples were ordered to be made using the best quality marble by the all-powerful Hindu king. The reason behind it is scientific. The huge beautifully detailed marble structure would be cool and pleasant on hot summer days on the inside. Natural eco-friendly air conditioning! Following the wise example of the Indian kings, Queen Victoria of England ended up building the Victoria Palace in West Bengal, India with the most expensive and finest quality of Indian marble. India has stood as a rich cultural and architectural wonder for centuries. The Taj Mahal, also made of marble is considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the world. </span></span></span></p> Meenakari Chowki- the flavour of Indian Culture http://www.santpremihandicraft.co.in/blog/meenakari-chowki-the-flavour-of-indian-culture_10979.htm Tue, 06 Jul 2021 19:57:22 +0530 <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Meenakari, one of the most cultured art forms of India. It is an art form in which surfaces of metals and ceramics is painted by enameling. It basically involves the dramatic motifs of birds, flowers etc and provide a decorative feature to vases, frames, ornaments or jewelleries. Such an art is also printed on the Chowki known as the Meenakari Chowki.<br /><br /></span></span><strong><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Art of Meenakari</span></span></strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Meenakari is made from the combination of two words- Meena and Kari. Meena means paradise or heaven in Persian and Kari means to place it on something else. Altogether Meenakari means to place haven or paradise on any object by the beautiful art.</span></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Meenakari art was originated in Persia and was brought in India by the Mughals. It is mainly associated by the culture of Rajasthan and the main credit of development of this form of art goes to Raja Man Singh. Jaipur is said to be the hub of the Meenakari art and its handicraft is famous all over the globe.<br /><br /><br /></span></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Meenakari art had been a source of livelihood for large number of skilled craftsman. Nowadays the art of Meenakari is been experimented on the number of products; one such product is the Meenakari Chowki. The real beauty of this art lies in the intensity of technical skills needed for its perfect creation of the designs.<br /><br /></span></span><strong><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap; color: #333333; font-family: Arial;">Making of the Meenakari</span></strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Meenakari art is designed by fusing the individual pieces of colored glass powders. The craftsmen use various mineral oxides to provide wide range of colours to the craft. They also use the powder of precious stones instead of glass powder in some circumstances. The stones are also useful in the coloring process. The craftsmen who design the Meenakari designs are called as the meenakars. These are generally working on hereditary basis. The art of Meenakari is very difficult to design and require very high skilled workers. It starts with the process of making the initial designs by the designers (Nacquash). Then with the help of the engravers (Kalamkars) and the enamelists the design is engraved on the metal surface. The metal is then kept at an average temperature of 850 degrees which helps in using the colors over the metal. The piece is then rubbed with a mixture of tamarind and lime, providing a lustrous shine to the surface. Then the stringer gives the final bit of work in the tiring process. The Meenakari work is completed hence.<br /><br /></span></span><strong><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap; color: #333333; font-family: Arial;">Meenakari Chowki</span></strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The <a href="https://www.santpremihandicraft.co.in/meenakari-chowki.htm">Meenakari Chowki manufacturer</a> offers a comprehensive range of products. The chowki is generally made up of wood with four legs. The multicolor works over the surface of the chowki includes the Meenakari designs. The Chowki is built with the finest quality of the basic material. The technology used in such process is very advanced and equipped as per the standards laid down by the industries. The skilled craftsman offers a very clean and complex design of Meenakari on the chowkis. The outstanding designs and proper finishing resulted in the increased demands of the Meenakari Chowki. These chowkis are used as for the purpose of decor in various hotels and cottages. It gives a Rajput or Rajasthani look to the house in the most imaginative way.<br /><br /></span></span><strong><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap; color: #333333; font-family: Arial;">Different designs of the Meenakari Chowki</span></strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Meenakari Chowki is available in all designs of the Meenakari art. There are generally three forms of the designs- ek rang khula meena, panch rangi meena and the gulabi meena. The Ek Rang Khula Meena is exposed with a single transparent color. The Panch Rangi Meena is the combination of five colors (white, red, green, light blue and dark blue). The Gulabi Meena includes a pink blush of colors in the designs. All these forms are also used for making the Meenakari Chowki more colorful and attractive.<br /><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap; color: #333333; font-family: Arial;">The Meenakari Chowki is in great demand today. It is exquisite, exclusive, very fine in quality and attractive in nature.<br /><br /></span><strong><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap; color: #333333; font-family: Arial;">Benefits of using Meenakari Chowki</span></strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Meenakari Chowki has a number of usages. It is used in the wedding occasions where the couple is made to sit on it. It is also used in poojas and at places of worships. They are more durable and can be used on daily basis. They need to be cleaned regularly for a longer longevity. The vibrant colors of the chowki make it more suitable for purposes like pooja, wedding functions etc. The handicraft Meenakari work enhances its beauty. It is cost effective in nature. If used properly it will work for years.<br /><br /></span></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you are a lover of traditional and cultural collections, the beautiful artwork of the Meenakari chowki can be a right alternative for you.</span></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"></div>