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Hindu Deity Hanuman -

At EKAA Hands That Create, we are glad to introduce this breath taking painting of HANUMAN: One That is Free From DOUBT, The Greatest Devotee Ever. This oil painting has a stunning border of etched clay finished with 24kt gold foil and crystals.This art form follows the famous tradition of Tanjore Paintings. To connect with the painting at the heart level, it is imperative to understand Hanuman.  YOGA is Union with the Self. The paths to achieve this Union are many. The road taken ranging from being Immersed in Knowledge (GYAN Yoga), Disciplined in Action (KARMA Yoga), Or Simply being...

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Hindu Deity Siva -

Friday, Feb 24'th, 2017 is Shiva Ratri (The Night of Shiva), a popular Indian festival with Universal spirit and significance. The festival is celebrated from 6pm to 6am on a particular night each year. The entire night is spent in wakefulness, meditation and chanting of the Shiva mantra: NAAA MAAA SHIII VAAA YAAA. With the chanting of this mantra, the power of the 5 elements that is already present in us, is energized: Fire, Earth, Water, Air, Space.   At Ekaa, we serve the festival by making accessible to the people the beautiful hand-crafted brass sculpture that personifies Shiva, Shiva who is really...

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Craft Orissa -

https://youtu.be/DLB-L6dwGO0  The traditional metal-smiths of Central India are known as the Dhokra Damar tribe. Their craft is a unique form of metal casting known as the lost wax casting or simply Dhokra. Like all other crafts across the globe, the timeless Dhokra craft is on the brink of extinction. When rich traditions are lost, what remains is materialistic, mass-produced, price-point inspired me-too merchandise. The Dhokra tradition of metal casting goes back thousands of years. The tradition has been passed down from generations. The craft is a key source of livelihood to many. There are two main processes in the metal...

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Craft Kashmir -

The home of the Gods, a haven for mystics, the traveler’s - the artist's dream destination Kashmir is nature’s favorite child on whom she has bestowed all her abundance in breathtaking hues and form. Snow capped mountains reaching their arms upward in endless longing to embrace the sky, rivers and streams dancing their way through lush forests tucked in the lap of the majestic mountains, Kashmir is a paradise beyond compare. The mountain air entices with the aroma of woodsy pine. The mountain pathways matted with pine needles, floral cones and green ferns. The night sky twinkles with a zillion...

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Ekaa Giftshop -

  Ekaa: Ekaa is a State of Oneness, One-Pointedness where creativity happens at its best. Hands That Create: For Ideas to materialize, the Hands must align with the Thought Force. Thinking alone does not carry us far. The thoughts remain fluid until the hands give them shape. It is only when the Hands join the thinking, that the process is complete. It is the Hands that Create. And that which is made by Hands is always Ekaa, One of a Kind.  Ekaa, Inc: At Ekaa we celebrate that which is created by hands, The Hand-Crafted. Ekaa is a humble effort to retail, wholesale and...

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