Aaptyachi Pane, Bauhinia Racemosa leaves, Dasara Special Leaves
Today is a festival in India namely Dasara / Vijaya Dashami/ Dashahara. It is celebrated every year at the end of Navaratri. It is the 10th day of Ashwin, the month of the Hindu calender year. It is observed to celebrate the victories, one victory of Goddess Durga over demon Mahishasur and secondly victory of Rama over Ravan. in short victory of Good over Evil.
The ways of celebrating Dasara are different in different parts of India. In Maharashtra the old tradition is to cross the territory of our village in the evening, till to get the Shammi tree or Aapta tree that is Bauhinia Racemosa tree. The leaves of this tree are carried to home and it is customary to offer these leaves to elder persons of our family to express gratitude towards them or to the respectable friends to express your love and care for them. That day these leaves are symbolised as and also called as GOLD. This is also a medical plant and thus the day underlines the importance of this tree.
Also in ancient India, generally kings used to worshipped the wapons, called "Ayudh Puja", but now a days people worship their tools, for example equippments in farms, equippments at home.
I think that it is just the festival parallel to "Thanks giving day" in USA. Conceptually the both festivals we learn to respect elders and also we understand the importance of togetherness.
So on this occassion I made crochet Bauhinia Racemosa leaves. Hope that every one will like this innovative idea.
You can make these leaves and give these everlasting leaves to your beloved elder to express your everlasting love and respect towards them.
R1: sc 1 in next two sts, dc 1 in next st, dc 2 in next st, tr 1 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 3 in corner st, dc 1 in next, tr 1 in next, dc 2 in next, dc 1 in next, sc 1 in last.
R2: hdc 2 in corner st, dc 2 in each of the next two sts, tr 3 in next st, tr 2 in each of the next two sts, dc 2 in next, hdc 1 next, skip 1 st, sl st in corner st below, skip 1 st, hdc 1 in next, dc 2 in next, tr 2 in eachof the next two sts, tr 3 in next, dc 2 in each of the next two sts, hdc 2 in next, sl st below the corner.
R3: ch 3, dc 2 in same st, (dc 1 in each of the next 5 sts, dc 3 in next) repeat one more time, hdc 1 in next, sl st in next, sl st below next st,sl st in next, hdc 1 in next, ( dc 3 in next st, dc 1 in each of the next 5 sts) repeat one more times, dc 2 in next ch 2 join by sl st with the corner st below.
By slip st shift the yarn to other end, ch 5, BO.
The following video may help you,
ETC: Enjoy the Creativity