Garlands of Devotion-Part 1

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patram puspam phalam toyam
yo me bhaktya prayacchati
tad aham bhakty-upahrtam
asnami prayatatmanah

If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf
a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it. BG 9.26

 

Making the garland…    

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 When you are making larger malas, it is best to make two sides separately,
as the longer the thread, the easier it is to get tangles.
I am holding one side, and will make the other side in the video. 

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Comparing the mala to the deity to make sure that it is long enough to cover the area you want to adorn.

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 As you go along, you need to check your work to make sure you are matching the other side of the mala.
These flowers have been stitched from a sidewise angle going through
the side of the petals rather than from the bottom of the flower up. 

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 Here, to change the look the flower creates in the mala, a rose, is pierced from the bottom up.

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The other side of the mala is slowly taking shape,
with a pattern matching the one for the other side which has already been stitched. 

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Before you finish the mala, you need to check each side against the other to see
that you have matched the look for a beautiful mala on each side.

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When I make a mala with two sides, I always tie the bottom pieces together first. 
Otherwise, there is a great risk that the weight of the flowers will cause some of them to drop down the thread and right off the mala!!!

 

   https://luthar.com/garlands-of-devotion-introgarlands-of-devotion-intro

https://luthar.com/garlands-of-devotion-part-1

https://luthar.com/garlands-of-devotion-part-2garlands-of-devotion-part-2

 

 

To view the videos:

Garlands of Devotion-Part 1    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mq4LqKo9MI

 Garlands of Devotion-Part 2    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAZmBVDTpGM

 

2 thoughts on “Garlands of Devotion-Part 1

  1. Pingback: Garlands of Devotion-Introduction | Luthar.Com: HarshaSatsangh

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