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Vasanth Panchami celebrations at Home

vasantpanchamipujaA festival we celebrate to pay homage to the goddess of knowledge, Saraswathi.


Ashrith will be going to Kindergraten this fall and taking blessings of Goddess Saraswati before begining formal school is a tradition .


Books and other educational items kept near goddess for blessings .


Children wear yellow to commemorate this day and eat yellow sweets as prasad.


The flowers offered to the Goddess must be in yellow color too. The color yellow holds a special meaning for this celebration as it signifies the brilliance of nature and the vibrancy of life.

vasantpanchamieaselgiftAshrith got to open his easel board on this auspicious day……….one of the best educational tool for a Preschooler !!

Note: Hari Temple in Harrisburg will be having Vasant Panchami Goddess Saraswati Puja at 11.15 am on Sunday  ,February 24th ,2013.

Sai Temple Downington ,PA


The Sai Temple Pa is in Downington ,Pa.This is the first time I visited this temple.It is a hour and a half hr drive from Harrisburg .
At present, it is a very small temple but they aim to construct a bigger temple, equipped with an auditorium and lodging and boarding facilities in the 21 acres land. There is nothing like seeing Baba.
His appearance is majestic and the marble statue gives immense peace and happiness.
For more info on the temple click here. Every Thursday they conduct Sai bhajan followed by Shej Aarthi .


The Priest performed Archana and Aarthi , after puja, he gave me a brown bag with a Banana,a Apple , small vibothi packet , 2 Sai Calendars and my Archana ticket.

Note: You can sponsor any pooja online ,call the temple and provide your name ,Gothram,Nakshatra and required Pooja , so that priest can perform the services on your name .