Etsy Shop: Hindu Supplies
What you need for your Hindu home
My Etsy store: Resources for the American Hindu has all sorts of hand crafted items that are great additions to any Hindu home.
I'm focused on helping Hindus in America find the supplies they need plus products that help non-native Hindus. American sensibilities are reflected in the emphasis on reusable, eco-friendly, and environmentally safe products as well as supplies that might be unique to a cooler climate, like wool scarves for Deity Murtis.
I've been making these crafts for herself for years and then realized that others might benefit from the items too. Not everyone knows how to crochet, knit, sculpt, and draw. But I enjoy doing all these things! I've designed what I think are some really lovely items that are perfect for all Hindu homes.
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Free Altar Set Up Cheat Sheet - With any other order, you can get this laminated sheet
Just request it in the notes when you place an order (or get just the cheat sheet for $1)
It's got general guidelines on how to set up a new Hindu altar.
Baby Krishna Idol - Comes with a crochet hammock to swing him
This adorable Krishna is hand crocheted in every detail and his hair is individually knotted strands of wool. He comes with a hammock to swing for Krishna Janmashtami
Cloth Flower Mala
Hundreds of petals sewn onto a mala that will never wilt!
This gorgeous jai mala has so many great uses! It's wonderful décor for your Indian home, for puja room décor, or for decorating and honoring your pictures of guru or ancestors.
Sanskrit Hindu Prayer Cross Stitch Pattern
I don't think anyone else has ever made Hindi and Sanskrit letters into a cross stitch pattern before! I created this cross-stitch of my favorite Hindu prayer with Ganesha dancing beside it and it has been hanging in my home for several years (since the 90s!)
Now I've made the pattern available as a PDF download through Etsy. Asato Ma Prayer
I also have a pattern for two different types of Oms. One is a large piece with many stitches and then it also comes with a tiny version that can be used as a border or in a small space. Large and Small Oms
And lastly an Om Namah Shivaya cross stitch pattern. Om Namah Shivaya
Puja How To Cards
A guide for your worship
Maybe you're just learning Hindu worship or maybe you're living on your own for the first time and you're used to your mother doing all the pujas. For anyone who needs support and reference, this laminated deck of cards gives you step by step instructions for how to worship the major Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism.
All the mantras and chants are included. There's lists of all materials you need before you get started.
Festive Door Hanging
If you like Indian décor or want to create an Indian-style look in your home, this detailed door decoration is a great touch.
If you like to decorate for the holidays, this toran is perfect. It's particularly great for Diwali, with its traditional design of marigold blossoms and mango leaves.
The best part is that it's made of cotton rather than a handwash-only yarn. So it's durable and can be machine washed. You can save this for years.
Traditional Style Toran with Embroidary
This decorative hanging can go over a door or across a mantle piece or the top of a window and add Indian flair to your home décor.
Classic Indian Toran
A combination of crochet leaves and cloth petal flower garlands, you can get the flowers in wine red or in marigold orange.
Krishna Family Playset
Wooden Peg People
Three members of Krishna's family: His mother, his brother and himself.
Wooden Peg People
Set of ten figures for children to act out scenes from the Ramayana: Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman, Ravana, and five members of the monkey army!
Would also be great as part of a Navratri golu scene.
Pocket Shrine - Bring Ganesha With You Wherever You Go
This little altar is made from an Altoid's tin. Inside you have an image of Sri Ganesha, a candle to light, mini incense sticks and a holder for them, and a bundle of flowers at His feet.
This little shrine is ideal for traveling when you want to ask the Lord's blessings wherever you are.
Soft Wool Deity Shawl
Pale butter yellow and soft Merino wool
This lace stole is particularly perfect for dressing Saraswati in yellow for Vasant Panchami!
It is made from the softest wool there is and is sure to keep your Goddess or God warm though the winter months.
Peacock-blue lace shawl for Krishna and/or Radha
This warm lace stole will keep your God or Goddess toasty in cold American climates.
The variegated blue is so lovely and really brings Krishna to mind!
Turban can be made to order in whatever size your deity is. Made with cloth from a dupatta and stiffened to make it as easy to put on as a hat!
Diety Jewlery Set
Two Necklaces and Eight Bangles for your Deities
Two multi-tiered necklaces are 4.5 inches in length each. The bangles are made with elastic thread to make them super easy to take on and off. The necklace is easy to store and use without tangling because the three tiers all hang from one place.
Ribbon Flower Garland
Set of two garlands for 8-inch tall deities. Half ribbon flowers and half seed beads.
More products I'm developing...
*Ganesha soft crochet doll
*Navratri Advent Calandar Open a little box each of the nine nights and take out a precious little crochet Goddess for your gollu display!
* Puja Cards: Major Holidays While there are probably thousands of Indian festivals, there are a handful that are mainly celebrated in America in the diaspora community. These Puja Cards will give all the info you need to celebrate them.
* Puja Cards: 16 Life Samskaras There are 16 major rituals in a Hindu's life. It can be difficult to find detailed information on how to perform each one, but Ambaa got a book in India with exact instructions for all of them. She'll be simplifying that down into easy to follow cards.
* Puja Cards: Life Blessings (pujas for wealth, health, fertility, creativity, etc.) There are certain Gods or Goddesses that you would turn to to achieve particular purposes. These cards will help you petition Saraswati for creative help or Lakshmi for monetary help.
*Felt Boards with scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata for kids to play with
Learn more about the artist
- The White Hindu
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