Preparations are happening for Saraswati Puja which will be held here on the roof of our boys home on Wednesday 1st February.
Sunil is helping Jogen by placing old saris around the swan that we have made. A flat marble slab on the swan is ready for the goddess to be placed on. Now we are just waiting for Saraswati!
Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, Sarasvatī) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning (Wikipedia).
Judith Harris, a supporter of shuktara sent loads of supplies for the girls home and some brilliantly appropriate things for Guria to hold when she is in the standing frame.
These include biscuit shaped numbers and massive coloured chalks. Here are some photos of Guria drawing with her egg-shaped chalks. Thank you Judith!
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You can't beat transportation shuktara style.
Every day at this time of year Subhash and Ratan are taken out of the cold house and up on to the roof to enjoy the sunshine.
They get rubbed over with mustard oil and then bathed and fed.
We believe in giving them the best and they deserve it!