Vaishnava festivals Tag

Every January, we celebrate the feast of Ganga-Sagar Mela, the meeting of the Ganges and the ocean, by telling stories about the Ganga Devi. We include activities such as painting or drawing the river Ganga or making the map of her flow. As a part...

After Govardhana Puja, the Panihati celebration is my favorite Vaishnava festival to celebrate with children. It is all about cooking and preparing lots of sweet and salty milk-yogurt-rice preparations that we, as a family of cooks, enjoy doing. This year it comes at the same...

The story of Lord Nrisimhadeva has a special place in the hearts of Krishna's devotees. Although every incarnation of God comes to protect his devotees and religious principles, Lord Nrisimhadev is a form of God to whom we first turn for help when we are...

If someone would ask me to choose the one Vedic story that I like the most, I would say it is Ramayana. It has been my favorite story since I went to India as a teenage girl, not knowing anything about Vaishnava's philosophy yet. The...

On Gopashtamy day, Nanda Maharaja sent his sons, Krishna and Balarama, to herd the cows for the first time. Krishna reached the age of 6 years, known as the beginning of His pauganda lila (from 6 to 10 years old), which marks His readiness to...

Govardhan Puja has always been my favorite Vaishnava festival. Even before I got the children. And now, with the children, I find it the most creative and pleasing festival to celebrate with them. There is no fasting, only feasting. A lot of sweets is a...

To be truly honest, I do not feel competent to write about exalted spiritual subjects of the relationship between Radha and Krishna and subjects in connection to it, in which realm falls this particular story about the appearance of Radha Kunda. Without false humility, I...

Can you believe that Kartik is already around a corner?! It is the most beautiful part of a year, with so much potential to engage children in devotional activities through storytelling, music, drama, art, cooking, and practical work. The whole month has the mood of...