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Disappearing Tulsi maadams

Tulsi maadams (an altar for tulsi plant, ocimum sanctum, holy basil) were very common in most Hindu homes even in the cities. The tulsi plant was venerated as the representation of Goddess Mahalakshmi. 140 more words


Gamora Premium Format Figure By Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles has released their new Gamora Premium Format. With the formidable reputation of being the deadliest woman in the galaxy she’s a figure you’ll want to add to your collection. 109 more words


Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art

Cheri Lucas Rowlands has created an interesting challenge:

This week, find inspiration in a piece of art. Then, imitate it.

The one thing that came to mind was this photo, taken by my V-man last October in Portugal.

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Object biography #20: A baboon of Iuwlot (Acc. no. 1785)

This imposing (65cm high) black granodiorite statue represents the god Thoth as a baboon (Acc. no. 1785). Damage to the baboon’s muzzle has resulted in a rather forbidding impression, although Thoth was appealed to as a god of wisdom and of healing. 503 more words

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Lanterns and Hope at Home & Garden Expo

meadowWorks brings both light and hope to the Home & Garden Expo with intricate floating wish lanterns and a fittingly named sculpture: Hope.

Lanterns are a symbol of hope, and wish lanterns in particular are a sort of material representation of a kind of prayer… (or wish). 360 more words

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Terry Pratchett statue to bring Discworld author home to Salisbury

Councillors back local woman’s campaign for bronze memorial in the author’s home city

Plans to erect a bronze statue of Terry Pratchett in Salisbury are gathering pace after campaigners received the backing of the city council. 167 more words


Yoga Frogs Gacha at Home & Garden Expo

A Plague of Yoga Frogs has descended on the Home & Garden Expo! These adorable, green, health conscious, little amphibians are perfect for ponds and lawns or even a yoga gym. 152 more words

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