Green Ganesha – 10 Ideas to DIY with Eco-friendly Materials

Green Ganesha – 10 Ideas to DIY with Eco-friendly Materials

Ganesha Chathurthi Ganesha Chaturthi is here and the excitement is visible! Indians celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with great fervor and delight. We bring Ganpati to our homes. Usually, these idols are made of POP and pose a threat to the environment. They cause lots of pollution and contaminate our water bodies. This year, let us do our bit to preserve and protect our environment by making Ganesha idols at home with eco-friendly and easily available materials. Here…

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7 Ideas to make this Ganesh Chaturthi memorable for your kids!

7 Ideas to make this Ganesh Chaturthi memorable for your kids!

Ganesh Chaturthi is just round the corner and this is the right time to involve your child in the celebrations and teach her festive values, here are a few ideas to make this Ganesh Chaturthi an unforgettable experience for your little ones.

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Bal Gopal Cradle – DIY this Krishna Janmashtami!

Bal Gopal Cradle – DIY this Krishna Janmashtami!

Kids love beautiful idols of Lord Krishna, and they are often curious to learn about Janmashtami celebrations. Teaching few interesting, fun related Janmashtami activities for kids can help you inculcate the festive and cultural values in them.Click to see Party Time with the little Krishnas! You might be looking for some easy-to-do Janmashtami activities online and craft books. Scroll down to learn this fantastic Janmashtami DIY Bal Gopal cradle for your little munchkins.

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Learn How to Make Authentic ‘Bellam Atukulu’ and ‘Aval Payasam’ For Krishna Janmashtami

Learn How to Make Authentic ‘Bellam Atukulu’ and ‘Aval Payasam’ For Krishna Janmashtami

One of the most waited festivals in Shravana Masam is the one that celebrates the birth of Sri Krishna.

Known variously as Gokulashtami, Sri Krishnashtami, Sri Krishna Jayanti, and Sri Krishna Janmashtami (or simply Janmashtami), it is a festival celebrated throughout India. Naivedyam for Lord Krishna is dominated by milk products (Curds, Butter, and Milk) and by dishes made with Atukulu (Poha, Aval, Avalakki, or Beaten Rice); both of which are among Krishna’s favourite foods.

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Ways to involve your child in Krishna Janmashtami celebrations

Ways to involve your child in Krishna Janmashtami celebrations

Photo by Vivek Sharma on Unsplash Family, Culture, and Celebrations Raising a child far away from home, I’m always wondering how to incorporate more cultural learning into my daughter’s life. To me, culture involves a number of things. It involves food, language, festivals, clothes, habits and more. We can imbibe much of our culture in our day to day life, by introducing old family recipes to our young ones and speaking in our mother-tongue. We…

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Holi Hai – 8 Vibrant Books about Holi that you must read!!

Holi Hai – 8 Vibrant Books about Holi that you must read!!

Known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated on the last full moon in the lunar month of Phalguna. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and honors the triumph of good over evil. Celebrants light bonfires, throw colorful powder called gulal, eat sweets, and dance to traditional music. Watch this video about the Story of Holi. Or read from one of these books about Holi.

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Reap the Harvest – Celebrate a joyful Sankranti

Reap the Harvest – Celebrate a joyful Sankranti

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into Capricorn, hence people workship the Sun God. It is also a harvest festival, and in the parts of India where winters are severe, it announces the arrival of spring. Makar Sankranti is the only Indian festival based on the solar calendar and is known by different names in different parts of India – Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujarat and Pongal in Tamil Nadu. While some rituals…

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Let’s Say it with Kites- 22 Books for the Kite Lovers this Sankranti!

Let’s Say it with Kites- 22 Books for the Kite Lovers this Sankranti!

Kite flying is an exciting adventure for children, spark their interest in reading by sharing a kite book together. Read some stories about kites, build a kite with your child and spend time together this Sankranti! Here is a list of wonderful “Kite” reads for children.

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Rangoli – How it helps children learn vital skills

Rangoli – How it helps children learn vital skills

Drawing a rangoli (or kolam) outside the house is an early morning routine many of us engage in.  Rangoli is an ancient and traditional Indian art form that embodies beauty and auspiciousness. Rangoli art consists of decoration and patterns made with chalk or rangoli coloured powder and can be embellished with sand, rice, candles or flower petals. It is a safe, beautiful and expressive tool that transcends age, language, and cultural barriers and is a…

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