Celebrating Holi – Happy Holi!

Holi is the celebration of spring and related to agriculture. Festivals for children are a time of fun and frolic. In our country, each festival is celebrated in its own set style.  Actually, Holi festivities start long before the festival arrives. All the food and snacks were then homemade. I don’t think we could buy…

Easy to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

Holi is a festival of fun and frolic. We play with colours, but over the last so many years our colours have changed to chemicals. These chemical colours are harmful to our skin, system as well as environment. There has been an effort by a lot of people to create awareness and promote natural organic…

Maha Shivratri- The night of Shiva

We all celebrate the festival of Mahashivratri with fasting and cooking food which I feel is related to the crops harvested at this time. Don’t forget these festivals have been celebrated for centuries and the rituals and cultural practices vary from region to region. The variation may be slight but it is there as one…

Celebrating Basant Panchmi/ Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Puja or Basant Panchami as the name suggests is celebrated on the fifth day of Maghi Shukla Paksha, which usually falls in February. This year it falls on 25th January. It signifies the worship of Goddess Saraswati or the Goddess of Learning and Music as She holds the Veena in her hand. The puja…

Celebrating Makar Sankranti.

Makar Sankranti is the first  Hindu festival to be celebrated in a New Calendar Year. It is usually celebrated on 14th January. It is said that Kharmas is prevalent before that date which ends on that day and the sun enters Makar Rashi which is considered auspicious. It is called by different names in different…

Creator of Rangoli

In the olden times, there was a kingdom ruled by a king. The son of the Royal Priest of that kingdom died. The entire kingdom and all its citizens grieved over the death. They all prayed to the Lord of Creation ‘Brahma’ to bring him back to life. Brahmaji was moved by all the grief…

Rangoli Tutorial

Irrespective of its name this art form is practised by the whole of India- rich and poor alike. This is an art form for all festivals and celebrations. The Rangoli design is created every day, hence you get a new rangoli with a new dawn. The method may be dry or wet and colours may…