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!

Mor Punkh/ Peacock Feather Nail Art Tutorial:

https://youtube.com/shorts/rdOPY_qM_0c?feature=share

Products used are Gel Nail Polishes from Bluesky India:
Bluesky base coat, no wipe top coat, 63910, Tan, 80579, 239, A14.
Nail art brush

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!

Other Janmashtami related nails done by Creative Nails:

https://creativenails.in/2017/08/16/shri-krishna-janmastami-nails/

https://creativenails.in/2016/08/25/sri-krishna-janmastami-nail-art-2016/

https://creativenails.in/2015/09/04/shri-krishna-janmastami-nail-design/

https://creativenails.in/2015/09/03/bansuri-mor-pankh-nail-design/

https://creativenails.in/2016/01/18/udupi-paryaya-nail-art/

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Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

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Happy Navratri to everyone!

People especially women who celebrate nine nights festivals of Nav Durga follow the particular color of the day. This tradition is very popular among states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Keeping fast and wearing clothes according to Navratri color of the day is considered very sacred in Hindu religion. Women follow this tradition widely and adorn themselves with similar color clothes and accessories during Navratri.

Navratri day 1: color : Grey

Significance: The colour Grey signifies the power to curb evil and spread the joy of goodness. On this day of Pratipada, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Shailputri, the daughter of Himalaya. She carries a Trishul or trident as the symbol of victory of good over evil.

Nail polish: BornPretty Shadow grey BP-QC02 is a peel off nail polish.

BornPretty Shadow grey BP-QC02 is a peel off nail polish.

Creamy texture and opaque in one coat. But two coats are recommended for perfect finish. Easy application and easy peel off.

Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

Navratri day 2: color : Orange

Significance: The colour Orange signifies the aura and brightness of peace, knowledge and resplendence. Orange is also the colour of the attire that we associate with the Brahmacharini avatar of Goddess Durga, as she is worshipped on Dwitiya.

Nail polish: Nail Trend N/E – G04

Nail Trend N/E – G04

Those who are looking for local nail polish with affordable price and great quality must try this brand. Comes in a tiny 5ml bottle at just Rs. 20/- What more needed!!

Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

Navratri day 3: color : White

Significance: The colour White is the symbol of peace, harmony, purity and calmness. On this day of Tritiya, Durga is worshipped in the form of Chandraghanta Devi or Chandi or Chamundi Devi in her utmost malevolent form.

Nail polish: Prosper

Prosper White Nail Polish

This nail polish I had bought during my visit to Vietnam. And I repent for not buying more bottles!! This is the best white nail polish I have ever used. There are good white polishes in different brands but for the price I paid this is a treat! Applying this creamy white polish with the long good brush of the bottle cap is so satisfying…

Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

Navratri day 4: color : Red

Significance: The colour Red symbolises anger, auspiciousness, love, joy and a range of strong emotions and passions. It is the colour of fire and blood and the feelings associated with the energy of the primal forces. On this day of Chaturthi, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Kushmanda, who is believed to have created the world with her divine smile.

Nail polish: Essence the gel nail polish – 17 juicy love

Essence the gel nail polish – 17 juicy love

One more favourite polish of mine!! This brand has thick flat bristles which covers wide area of the nail plate. As the the name suggests it gives gel polish like finish. High gloss and durable nail polish with wide range of shades to choose from. Note that these are not UV gel polishes and does not require UV lamp to dry.

Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

Navratri day 5: color : Royal Blue

Significance: The colour Royal Blue signifies divine energy. The colour emanates the feelings of richness, sophistication, superiority, faith, trust and loyalty. On this day of Panchami, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Skanda Mata, mounted on a ferocious lion and She carries Lord Skanda in his infant form.

Nail polish: El Corazon no. 423/623 Tsunami

El Corazon no. 423/623 Tsunami

El corazon is my all time favourite brand and this shade gives a royal look to your Navratri avatar! This brand has its own unique formula of nail polishes which prevents nails from staining as well as improves nail quality. Maybe I will pit up one more post with its special base coats for healthier nails.

Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

Navratri day 6: color : Yellow

Significance: The colour Yellow signifies the happiness and optimism of enlightenment. This mellowed shade seems to be the fountain of creativity, sunshine and spring. Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Katyayani on Shashti, the valiant slayer of the legendary demon Mahishasura, the supreme incarnation of evil.

Nail Polish: Faces Canada Splash – Sunny side up 51

Faces Canada Splash – Sunny side up 51

This is a pretty shade of yellow. Requires 3-4 thin coats to be perfectly opaque and gives you a creamy finish. When I had purchased it was Rs. 109/- for 8ml bottle. Decent pricing with great quality. Must have at least few shades in your collection.

Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

Navratri day 7: color : Green

Significance: The colour Green symbolizes the vigour and freshness of nature, the sense of nurturing, tranquillity, good fortune, health and rejuvenation. This colour has the mighty power to sooth and engenders calmness of mind. Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Kalaratri on Saptami, which is the fiercest form of all the nine forms of Durga.

Nail polish: CP trendies – crazy for neons – Shocking green B902

CP trendies – crazy for neons – Shocking green B902

This nail polish set was gifted to me by my close friend. As per her its one among the affordable polishes available in Dubai. They are 11ml round bottles with thin bristles. Loved the quality and shades but I wish they had little more thicker bristles. I felt after drying they give slightly matte finish but they are not matte polishes. So a top coat is must if you are looking for a high glossy look. But overall I don’t mind investing in few more polishes of this brand.

Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

Navratri day 8: color : Peacock green

Significance: The colour Peacock Green is significant as it indicates that the wishes and prayers of mortals shall be answered by the Goddess. Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Gauri on this day of Ashtami, as people revere her as the Goddess of fertility.

Nail polish: Kaleidoscope Lakomania LM -05

Kaleidoscope Lakomania LM – 05

Kaleidoscope is by El corazon brand itself. So there is no need to doubt about the quality. Lakomaniac series of polishes are color changing polishes/chameleon polishes. They reflect different shades with different lighting.

Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

Navratri day 9: color : Purple

Significance: The colour Purple signifies creativity, dignity, spirituality, royalty, magic and miracle. On this day of Navami, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Siddhidatri, the one who possesses the supernatural powers, also known as the siddhis, that are listed as Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakambya, Ishitva and Vashitva.

Nail polish: El corazon Confetti 529a

El corazon Confetti 529a

Another gorgeous collection of confetties by El corazon. Firstly I love these flat bottles of their collection. It looks royal! I am not a hard core glitter fan but these confetti polishes stole my heart! They look grainy textured but believe me its as smooth as other polishes. But for high glossy look you need a good top coat.

Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

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Navratri 2020 – 9 Day 9 Colors Significance And 9 Nail Polish Swatches

Day 10: Vijaya Dashami / Dussehra

Vijaya Dashami is the festival of celebration of victory of good over evil on the tenth day.

Enjoy the festival and fight the evil!

Link to few drag marble video tutorials:
Butterfly Drag Marble Nail Art : https://youtu.be/PLt6P8c0KdU
Peacock Feather Dragmarble Nail Art :  https://youtu.be/Alb7SLls7Xw
Fire Drag Marble Nail Art : https://youtu.be/Sk96g4XJFpA
Simple Drag Marble Nail Art : https://youtu.be/eBm2J9HCgds
Simple Drag Marble Nail Art : https://youtu.be/4O-vStHyFqg
Swirl Nail Art For Holi : https://youtu.be/iVHFH8Tvnyg
Basic Drag Marble Nail Art : https://youtu.be/oW5ascqc-tQ
Short Nail Easy Floral Drag Marble : https://youtu.be/7thmE01R1zU

Link to fluid art video tutorial:
1. https://youtu.be/jx9uPlx9RWs
2. https://youtu.be/AHfJc_Hs3e8
3. https://youtu.be/YEqrxmZEieo

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