Summer is around the corner and the weather is getting warmer. With tropical vacations and beach trips approaching, we have narrowed down the best handcrafted products to help you soak up the sun in style.
Kavita Tablecloth $65.00
This lightweight tablecloth, featuring a tranquil shade of blue is a practical item to have “by the beach.” It can be used as the quintessential addition to your nautical beach home and alternatively be used as a blanket to tan or have a picnic on.
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Continuing the Mother’s Day celebration, MyMela proudly acknowledges the Mother Goddess in all of us! We hope you enjoy this timely acclamation of the goddesses of Hinduism and recognize in yourself their awesome qualities. Without the feminine powers of creativity, love, wisdom and justice where would we be?
Women artisans from Sadhna enjoy each other's company.
Hinduism is often described as a polytheistic religion with a pantheon of gods each worshipped for his or her own special qualities and powers. A deeper study of the religion, however, reveals that there is only one Divine Principle that pulses through the universe but that in order for the literal human mind to comprehend this abstract idea, various gods and goddesses have become part of Hindu mythology, each representing a different aspect of the Divine. In Hinduism, the female aspect of the divine is known as Devi, or Mother Goddess. She is the female counterpart without whom the male aspect remains impotent and void. Together, male and female principles fuse to represent the Divine. Goddess worship is thus an integral part of Hinduism. Various aspects of female power are attributed to different goddesses and wherever you travel in India, you are always reminded through art, sculpture, song and stories, about the awesome power of the Mother Goddess.
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We’re excited to announce our first sale on zulily!
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- The most important holiday for Jains, Mahavir Jayanti, will be celebrated on April 24, 2013. This day marks the birthday of their most revered prophet, Mahavir, the founder of their religion.
Mahavira was born into royalty as the son of King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala.
Jainism is an ancient religion founded in India sometime before the 6th century BC. Today there are 4.2 million followers of Jainism in India and a growing immigrant Jain population around the world.
Jains believe in reincarnation, maintaining that all living beings have souls. Through the practice of non-violence, detachment from material possessions, self-control and truthfulness, Jains believe that they can reach a state of spiritual purity which will result in their release from the cycle of rebirth. All the 24 prophets that they revere and whose teachings they follow, have purportedly reached this state of nirvana.
On Mahavir Jayanti, Jains visit their temples to pray, listen to lectures and sing religious songs. Statues of Mahavir receive a ritual bath and are joyfully carried through the streets in processions that include elephants, horses and musicians, as well as worshippers. Alms, food and medicines are given to the poor.
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We are very excited to announce that a special selection
of our décor is being featured on leading flash sale site, One Kings Lane.
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Hurry, sale ends on Saturday 4/27.
Happy Earth Day! Celebrate the 43rd annual Earth Day by supporting handmade products that are crafted with eco-friendly materials.
Since it was founded in 1970, Earth day has become a globally-recognized event to raise awareness for environmental concerns and encouraging the world to take action to support the planet. In honor of this day, MyMela is featuring products made of sustainably farmed wood and upcycled materials such as horn and bone.
Sunny Side Up Photo Frame $14.00
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