Krishna Janmashtami Nails – Peacock Feather Nail Art Tutorial Using Drag Marble Technique!

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Happy Janmashtami!! 🙏🙏🙏

Janmashtami is the day Bal Krishna is worshipped or Krishna in his infant form is worshipped. A naughty baby who would exasperate his mother no end, Krishna has been a charmer since childhood and known to win the hearts of everyone he meets. A statue of baby Krishna is placed in a swing decorated with flowers and soft pillows with richly decorated cushions and women folk sing to him, offer him sweets and pray to him on this day. The festival is celebrated with much pomp and splendour all over India and crowds of people throng Krishna temples to worship the dark Lord.

Krishna is said to have been born 5200 years ago and he is the most popular and also the most powerful incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is said to have been born to free the Earth from all evil. Cursed that he could never be a king, Krishna is responsible for the making of kings and their empires. His ready-wit, his cunning and at times even his manipulation is a lesson of learning for people. Dark as the night, Krishna (Krsna) is named so as his name means ‘dark’. His discourse with Arjuna, the third Pandava just before the war of Mahabharata gave the Hindus one of their most sacred texts, the Bhagvad Gita. Dressed in a yellow loin-cloth, with a flute to his lips, standing with one leg crossed over the other at the ankles, Lord Krishna is compassionate, all-knowing and the embodiment of Dharma or righteousness.

Krishna Janmashtami Nails – Peacock Feather Nail Art Tutorial Using Drag Marble Technique!

While the Lord wears many ornaments, his constant accessory is a peacock feather in his hair. Have you ever wondered why Lord Krishna wears a peacock feather? Does the feather have some deeper meaning or significance? And why only a peacock feather? Why not any other feather or some ornament? There have been many tales surrounding the reason Lord Krishna wears a peacock feather. Let’s take a look at some of them:

1. A symbol of purity

Lord Krishna had mainly 8 wives known as the Ashtabharya and had 16,000 junior wives with whom, he did not share any marital relations. Also, Krishna is known to be the Askalitha Brahmacharya, one who is eternally a Brahmacharya as despite being married his aim was never any sensual pleasures and only the betterment of the world. Thus, Krishna is considered to be completely pure and free from any sensual desire. Peacocks in India are considered to be a symbol of purity. There is a mythological belief (albeit false) that peacocks do not use sex for reproduction but rather, the peahen drinks the tears of the peacock to conceive. Thus, Krishna is as pure as a peacock and that is what the feather signifies.

2. The colour of nature

A peacock feather is said to have all the 7 colours of nature and it appears bluish in the day and black at night. Ether, which covers all of us also appears blue by daytime and black by night. Lord Krishna, also called the dark skinned one is represented by both these colours. Thus, Krishna wears the peacock which symbolises the entire range of colours humans are made of and that each one of us a part of the almighty. As God, he is formless but to mortals, he appears Blue by day and Black by night, making him just like a peacock feather.

3. His love for dance

There’s a story that says that once, Lord Krishna decided to play the flue in the forest. So melodious was his music that the peacocks were enamoured and began to dance with him. All beings of the forest were completely spell bound. The peacocks danced till they grew tired but Lord Krishna went on dancing for days. Finally, when he stopped dancing, the spell was broken. But the peacocks were so full of happiness and gratitude that the king of peacocks went up to Lord Krishna and as gratitude, asked him to accept him feathers as they were his most prized possession. He dropped some feathers on the ground and Lord Krishna accepted his humble offering. Since then, Lord Krishna always wears a peacock feather in his hair.

Krishna Janmashtami Nails – Peacock Feather Nail Art Tutorial Using Drag Marble Technique!

4. The rain God

Peacocks love rain and dance during the monsoons. The sight of a sky completely covered by dark clouds is enjoyed by them and makes them happy. Similarly, Krishna being dark-skinned resembles the dark, rain-heavy clouds. When the peacocks see Lord Krishna, he reminds them of rain and thus, makes them very happy. Also, his music coupled with his dark skin helps them dance better. thus as gratitude, they offer him their feathers which he happily accepts and places in his hair.

While these are some of the most popular concepts, there is also the concept of Maya or Illusion that is promoted. According to a Quora user, this is why Krishna wears a peacock feather in his hair:

“The main teaching of Lord Krishna is that our whole life and the whole manifested universe is His ‘Maya’. He continuously tells His great disciple Arjuna to realize His presence underlying seemingly unrelated events and various living organisms populating the universe.

Even though Lord Krishna also manifested inside His own ‘Maya’, He was never controlled or disturbed by its powers.

The feathers of peacock exemplify Lord’s Maya in a manner which human mind can try to grasp. The brilliant colors of peacock do not arise from the correspondingly colored pigments. Instead, they arise from the phenomenon called ‘structural coloration’. The light waves entering the different thickness of keratin layers on peacock feathers get out of phase and undergo interference. The resulting light wave patterns give the beautiful play of colors which the human eyes see. The ‘actual’ color is just deep brown pigment which occurs in the background of these keratin layers.

Thus, Lord Krishna wears a brilliant example of His own Maya in His crown and stimulates our intelligence to understand the fact that the whole universe is a diverse manifestation of one single divinity. Thus, we are also supposed to understand the nature of Maya continuously during our life so that we do not get carried away and suffer due to its influence. If we also start wearing this idea in our mind, like Krishna wears its symbolically in His crown, then we can also enjoy this life in the manner Lord Krishna wants us to live.

However, only the divine being Himself can fully know His intentions.”

Article source: https://www.india.com/news/india/do-you-know-why-lord-krishna-wears-a-peacock-feather-on-his-crown-1430810/

Krishna Janmashtami Nails – Peacock Feather Nail Art Tutorial Using Drag Marble Technique!

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Which of the above theories do you think is the correct one? Or do you know of some other tale? Let us know in comments!

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75 Years Of Freedom – Independence Day Nail Art!

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As India celebrates 75 years of Independence this year, here are reasons, why August 15, 1947, was chosen as the day the nation got freedom.

Minutes before India gained independence from the British rule, the first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru addressed the Indian Constituent Assembly in the Parliament. His infamous speech ‘Tryst with Destiny’ is still engraved into the heart of the soul of the nation. But did you know, India wasn’t supposed to get independent until 1948? In other words, Nehru might not have known he needed to make this speech almost a year before. Is this why the term ‘destiny’ seems even more fitting here? We may not know.

However, as India celebrates 75 years of Independence this year, here are reasons, why August 15, 1947, was chosen as the day the nation attained freedom.

Independence in the 1930s?

India’s collective desire to attain Independence first started surfacing in 1929, when Jawaharlal Nehru as the Congress President gave the call for ‘Poorna Swaraj’ or total independence from British colonial rule. It isn’t widely known that an actual ‘Independence Day’ was celebrated from the year 1930 to 1947 on January 26. However, the day is now marked as the ‘Republic Day’ in the country. 

What did Lord Mountbatten want?


Former Governor-General of India, Lord Mountbatten had been given a mandate by the British parliament to transfer the power by June 30, 1948. However, as per C Rajagopalachari’s memorable words – If he had waited till June 1948, there would have been no power left to transfer. Mountabtten was hence compelled to prepone the date to 1947.

Did partition talks play a part?


Upon taking power in February 1947, Lord Mountbatten immediately began a series of talks with Indian leaders to reach a consensus, but everything was not so simple in the country. With partition talks doing rounds, Nehru couldn’t see eye to eye with Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Jinnah’s demand for a separate nation sparked massive communal riots across India and the situation became uncontrollable every day. Taking cognizance of the situation, the date was then rescheduled to 1947 instead of 1948.

75th year of Independence


World’s largest democracy India is celebrating the 75th Independence Day today. On August 15th, 1947 India broke free from the shackles of British rule, through the cooperation of several freedom fighters whose efforts made independence a reality for India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on Sunday on the occasion of 75th Independence Day and expressed the hope that the year of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ will infuse new energy in the country.

Article source: https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/independence-day-india-2021-pm-modi-jawahar-lal-nehru-august-15-celebrations-75th-independence-day-726394

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Peacock Feather Dragmarble Nail Art!

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How about a peacock feather nails for the day? Sounds great isn’t it? But drawing a peacock feather on nails…. 🤔 Kinda difficult isn’t it? I have a solution to it! First see how the finished mani will look like.

Peacock Feather Dragmarble Nail Art

Peacock Feather Dragmarble Nail Art

Isn’t it gorgeous? Do you want to give a try? If yes I have a video tutorial!

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Peacock Feather Dragmarble Nail Art

Peacock Feather Dragmarble Nail Art

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