Sringara: The Sanskrit meaning
The inspiration behind this years launch of the Sringara collection comes from its Sanskrit meaning which in English is love, attractiveness and beauty. This definition not only resonated with the design but also the ethos of its creation.
Sanskrit is a sacred language of the Hinduism religion and this week sees the start of the most important festival of the Hindu calendar – Diwali.
Diwali and significance
The Diwali celebration runs over 5 days, Sunday being Diwali day, when every Hindu, Jain & Sikh household throughout the world will honour the festival in their own special way. Although the reasoning behind the celebration differs in each faith, the universal significance is the same; A defeat against good over evil, light over dark and hope over despair.
History of Diwali
For Hindus, the festival honors the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya. After 14 years of exile with his brother Laxmana, Lord Rama successfully rescues his wife Sita and defeats the evil demon King Ravana. To celebrate their return, the people of Ayodhya illuminated the kingdom with diyas.
Furthermore Diwali is linked to the goddess Lakshmi who is known amongst the Hindus as the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
The Sikh celebration of Diwali is connected to Guru Hargobind Ji and the 52 Hindu Rajas. After 40 days of imprisonment, the guru was granted release, however he refused to leave without the Rajas. The condition imposed was that only those Rajas who could hold on to the Gurus robe would be discharged. In a heroic act, Guru Hargobind Ji, known later as ‘Bandhi Chhor’, (the deliverer of prisoners) had a special robe made with 52 tapers allowing the freedom of each Raja.
For followers of the Jain religion, Diwali marks the anniversary of the attainment of Moksha, or freedom of the cycle of reincarnation by Lord Mahavir.
How can the Sringara Collection be used around your home this Diwali, well here are a few ideas to help inspire you. To make an enquiry about the collection, contact us here.
Sringara: As part of your Diwali display
Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are central to Diwali day, so why not use a Sringara cube as a pedestal to beautifully display your god idols.
Sringara: As a table
Diwali is about exchanging gifts and sharing an abundance of food. There is always a need for extra floor space. Therefore, a water resistant and easy to clean, Sringara cube can also be used as a table.
Sringara: As a chair
With the whole family visiting on Diwali day, additional seating is a constant necessity. Sringara will add a bit of colour to your interior but are also soft and very comfortable to sit on.
Black Qubd is the brain child of London based Indian designer Harri Dhokia. Harri has worked in the industry for over 18 years renovating beautiful properties. Inspired by the traditional Indian tie-dye fabric know as ‘bandhini’, the unique Sringara collection is the UK’s first release. A carefully designed range of soft, durable, fibre foam cubed furniture hand made in Belgium.