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  • Brass Lotus Lamp

    Lighting of lamps is very auspicious and doing so every day helps to brighten up and prosper an individual’s life. There are various kinds of lamps made of wide range of metals, mud, clay, etc. Brass lamps are very popular all over the country. And what more with the festive season approaching brass  lotus lamps is the best to light up the house.

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    Brass is a good metal that can be made into beautiful louts lamps. It is a metal known to mankind thousands of years ago. This metal has high strength, corrosion resistance, and formability and can be designed and developed into various kinds of beautiful art-wares having aesthetic sense.

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    Poompuhar the handicraft shop is popular for its beautiful brass products. The Brass lotus lamps here will look very magnificent when lit during the festive seasons . The brass lotus double and Brass Lotus patti Stand can be used for pooja ceremony. These beautifully lotus designed lamps and patti stand are designed to add grace to your pooja articles. You can buy them online too.

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  • The coconut shell craft

    The coconut tree is one of the most beneficial plants on earth. Every part has a use in this one multipurpose plant, even parts that most people would discard as waste like the coconut shells and fibre. All these parts can be developed to yield high economic value.

    The coconut shell has been used for ages as small bowls or spoons and other household articles   in many tropical village regions. The shell acts a s a protector of the main fruit and is quite hard with a thickness of 3-5 mm. These shells are imperishable and can be easily formed to make a wide range of articles. Today making arts and crafts with these coconut shells has taken the fancy of millions of people worldwide. It has grown into a major industry with various regions in the country producing a wide range of coconut shell products.

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    The coconut shell cover is smoothened, carved in different design, varnished, and then coloured. This process involves remarkable creativity. The artisans create a wide range of decorative and utility items, which are durable and utilitarian. This is an eco friendly craft as it uses non-exhaustible natural resources.

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    Products like decorative items, table clocks, flowerpots, tables lambs, idols etc are very popular coconut shell crafts available. Poompuhar has a wide collection of coconut shell craft products of which13x7x2  Inch Coconut Shell Deer Night Lamp and the13x7x2 Inch Coconut Shell Giraffe Night Lamp is a good buy for your home or as a gift. Pick up these cute pieces before they are sold out.

  • POOMPUHAR BRASS ITEMS

    From times immemorial man has used brass for making utensils and various other items out of it. Brass is a yellow metal made by mixing Copper and Zinc i.e. in the approximate ratio of 70% to 30%.Copper has been found to have anti microbial properties.

    In a scientific study, it was found that the dysentery causing bacteria survived only for 2 hours in brass utensils; while they survived for almost 22 hours on utensils of other materials. Brass, therefore, helps in preventing abdominal infections and ailments of the intestines. When water is stored in a brass utensil, the properties of copper and zinc get percolated in the water and it is called, ‘Tamra Jal’. Thus, water stored in a brass utensil is both pure and enriched with the qualities of these elements. Even the most stubborn bacteria like E. coli cannot survive for more than 2 and a half hours if it is present in the water stored in a brass vessel.

    Poompuhar is famous for its beautiful brass handicrafts made by skilled artisans from all over India. Along with the other items, such as decorative handicrafts, the artisans at Poompuhar also make utensils of brass. Some of them are: the tumbler - which is approximately 8 x 13 x 2 inches in dimension and is priced at a reasonable cost of Rs 400.

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    Another useful household item of brass is the plain chembu, which is approximately 10 x 10 x 3 inches in dimensions and costs just Rs. 410. It is mainly used for storing and drinking liquids such as milk, panagam and payasam.

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    The Ashta Lakshmi chembu is a yet another mesmerizing piece of art with beautiful designs engraved onto it. It is basically used during puja for storing liquids like milk, payasam and panagam. It has been priced at Rs 710.

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    Metals like copper and brass have proven to have medicinal properties. Though copper is required by the body in traces, it helps in the absorption, storage and metabolism of iron in the body.It is here that brass utensils are beneficial formaintaining good health.It is very useful in maintaining good blood circulation, which is responsible for providing glow to the skin and nourishment to hair, thereby enhancing the beauty. Besides, it is useful for reducing heart problems, improves the eyesight and helps in the growth of the body. It also provides resistance to the body and protects against diseases like anemia, amoebiasis, cough, acidity etc.

    For maintaining good health, it is recommended that water be stored in the brass utensils overnight. The tumbler, the plain chembu or theAshtalakshmichembucan best serve the purpose. This waterwhich has been stored overnight should be consumed first thing in the morning for getting maximum health benefits.

  • Nine Different Colours to Wear For Navratri This Year

    Navratri is a very popular festival celebrated all over India with much enthusiasm and excitement. It is a Hindu festival devoted to Goddess Durga who is a symbol of power and purity. Navratri means nine nights and on these nine nights and ten days, the nine forms of the Goddess or Devi are worshipped. However, most importantly three forms of Devi – Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati – are invoked. The festival is celebrated during Sharad – the beginning of winter. The nine-day festival culminated with Dussehra or Vijaydashmi on the tenth day.

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    The festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the country but the underlying beliefs remain the same. Fasting, worshipping, and celebration mark the nine-day festival. In some parts of the country people sing, dance and celebrate throughout the night while in some places there is satsang and community worshipping.

    During Navratri, there is also a custom of wearing different coloured clothes on the nine days of navratri. Women adorn themselves with dresses and accessories in the specific colour for the day. Women wear the same coloured sarees, salwars kurtas, Chaniya cholis, etc during the Navratri days. This kind of a coloured custom is generally seen in parts of Gujarat and Maharashtra. From the dresses to jewellery to the footwear to even the dandiya sticks are matched to the colour of the day.

    The first colour to be worn during Navratri is determined based on the weekday when Navratri starts and the rest of the eight days follow a fixed cycle of colours. The nine colours for navratri 2015 are

    Day 1:  Red colour

    First day of Navratri is called as 'Ghatasthapana'. On this day Goddess Shailaputri is worshipped and the colour to be worn is red.

    Day 2: Royal Blue colour

    Second day of Navratri is called Dwitiya and on this day 'Goddess Brahmachari' is worshipped and the colour devotees should wear is Royal Blue.

    Day 3: Yellow colour

    Third day of Navratri or Tritiya is dedicated to 'Devi Chandraghanta’ who symbolizes meditation and spirituality. Devotees wear Yellow coloured attire.

    Day 4: Green colour

    On the fourth day, 'Goddess Kushmanda- the creator of the universe’ is worshipped. Green represents the colour of this day.

    Day 5: Gray

    On the fifth day of Navaratri, 'Goddess Skandamata' is worshipped. The colour for the fourth day is Gray

    Day 6: Orange

    Goddess Durga’s sixth incarnation, 'Goddess Katyayani’ is worshiped on the sixth day of Navratri and the devotees can wear Orange colour attire on that day.

    Day 7: White

    Goddess Kaalratri is the seventh incarnation of Goddess Durga, and is worshipped on the seventh day of Navrartri. White is the colour that denotes the significance of this day.

    Day 8: Pink

    Goddess Maha Gauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri and she represents kindness, forgiveness, and morality. Pink is the colour for this eighth day.

    Day Nine: Sky Blue

    On the last day of Navratri, the Goddess of supernatural power 'Devi Siddhidatri' is worshipped. On this day, sky blue colour is considered auspicious.

  • Poompuhar Gets Appreciation for its Work at Chennai International Airport

    The swanky Chennai International Airport is filled with curious pairs of eyes these days – busy travelers taking a moment to admire the cultural adornment at the biggest industrial and commercial center in South India. On display is an exquisite collection of handicrafts made by the very own talented artisans of India who are unparalleled in their attention to detail in craftsmanship. Appreciation is already pouring in for the Chairman & Managing Director of Poompuhar, Mr. Santhosh Babu, IAS, who is expressing his gratitude to the joint efforts in his comment “…this wouldn't have happened but for the magnanimity and leadership of Chennai Airport Director Deepak Shastriji! And full credit to both our teams and my Architect Madam Roopmathi Anand.”

    The decoration by Poompuhar, which is a careful mix of idols, wooden panels and planters among many other things, has added an earthy cultural charm to the contemporary airport architecture. Being a city that is known for its rich culture, Chennai represents an eclectic mix of traditional and modern, and the new décor captures this very essence.

    Poompuhar considers this opportunity as a privilege and thanks the Chennai Airport for the cooperation in undertaking this initiative to promote the art of our great land.

    Appreciation from Mike Muralidharan, COO-Global, Bahwan CyberTek

    Would you believe that this brilliant eye pleasing work was done at the Chennai Airport by Poompuhar, the govt agency, under the passionate guidance of dear friend Santhosh Babu , an IAS officer par excellence! Don't miss it when you are at the Airport next! Let's put our hands together for the Poompuhar team!

    Poompuhar decorated Chennai International Airport

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