Activities – July 2019

Ashadhi Ekadashi

A miniature decorative palkhi was made for the procession to mark the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, a festival of Maharashtra, when people get immersed in the devotion of lord Vitthal of Pandharpur.

Trivia

Ashadhi Ekadashi also known in various names like Maha-ekadashi, Padma Ekadashi and Devpodhi Ekadashi is the 11th lunar day of the Hindu month of Ashada which falls in June or July. This day as a holy day with special significance. Images of Vishnu and Lakshmi are worshipped on this day followed by an entire night of offering prayers in the form of songs. This is a religious procession where people sing and dance in groups praising Vishnu which is called as Dindis. Ashadi Ekadashi is also of great importance at Vithal( incarnation of Vishnu) Temple in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. The pilgrims are also known as Warkaris who carry images of various saints of Maharashtra in huge palkhis.


Movie: The Lion King

The children were overjoyed with the idea of going for a movie. They enjoyed the 3D experience of the movie and also the snacks.


Monthly Birthday Party

Monthly birthday was celebrated with a lot of music and dance performances by the volunteers and children.


 

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