Shuktara holiday in Mandarmani
All the colours of Holi
Holi morning was spent with the girls at Lula Bari as our friend Caroline de Penning came and brought gifts for the girls and organic paint from FabIndia and water pistols. Everyone was covered in colour by the end of the morning - take a look!
More photos from Saraswati Puja
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Shuktara Cakes holiday in Mandarmani
Rakhi at shuktara
Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated throughout India on a full moon day when traditionally a sister ties a Rakhi on her brother's wrist. According to Wikipedia:
The festival celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. It is also popularly used to celebrate any brother-sister relationship between men and women who may or may not be biologically related.
Pappu Mishra, Somnath Sardar and David took Sunil to Lula Bari in the afternoon where the girls had all made threads for the boys in shuktara.
Sunil was the centre of attention and each girl put a Rakhi on his wrist as well as on Pappu, Somnath and David.
Because this is shuktara where equality rules Somnath and Pappu also tied threads for each of the girls!
Independence Day, celebrated on August 15th, is always a cause for celebration at shuktara. The Indian flag is raised on the roof of both the boys and the girls homes.
Saluting the flag is not only a serious occasion for the girls at Lula Bari - it's also a time for some fun. Here are some photos of Muniya and Tamina enjoying their Independence Day celebration.