Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami (वसन्त पञ्चमी) is a Hindu festival celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and art. It is celebrated every year on the fifth day (Panchami) of the Indian month Magh (January-February), the first day of spring. Traditionally during this festival children are taught to write their first words and most educational institutions organise special prayer for Saraswati. The color yellow also plays an important role in this festival, in that people usually wear yellow garments, Saraswati is worshipped dressed in yellow, and yellow sweets are consumed within the families.

Every one pray goddess Sarswati to increase the knowledge of their particular area of work .this is the festival which is celebrated by everyone. Students get the statue of goddess Sarswati in school and they make a special pooja which last for two day.

It is believe that by worshiping goddess Sarswati people gain intellectual power and wisdom. And special kind of prsad is offered to goddess. This is also the beginning of spring

In Varanasi Holika is kept at a place which will be burnt by social community just before the day of  Holi. from this day people get palnts and wood to this place and make it big until the day of burning so this is the a starting part of the Holi.

Goddess Saraswati

Her expression is so serene and calm even as She is majestic. She is seated on a white lotus in Padmasana, adorned by a pure white silk sari, has a book in Her lower left hand, Her lower right hand showing the chinmudra, Aksharamala in Her right upper hand, and Amrithakalasam in Her left upper hand. Both eyes are full of compassion. The vehicle assigned to each of the three goddesses also symbolically represent their special powers.

Goddess Saraswathi is the consort of Lord Brahma (Lord of Creation) and is the Goddess of wisdom and learning. Saraswati is the one who gives the essence (sara) of our own self (swa). She is considered as the personification of all knowledge – arts, sciences, crafts and other skills. She has a beautiful and elegant presence, is pure white in colour, clad in a white sari, seated on a white lotus, representing purity and brilliance. She has four hands representing four aspects of human personality in learning; mind, intellect, alertness and ego. She has the sacred scriptures in one hand and a lotus (a symbol of true knowledge) in the second. With her other two hands she plays the music of love and life on the veena.

She is dressed in white (sign of purity) and rides on a white goose (swan). The swan is known for its peculiar characteristic of being capable of separating water from milk, indicating that we should possess discrimination in separating the bad from the good. The seat being a lotus or peacock implies that the teacher is well-established in the subjective experience of truth. When sitting on a peacock she reminds us that wisdom suppresses ego.

Aussie Hindi Student

Stephanie Roach is from Australia she came in to contact with me through my blog and she wrote me mail as she was interested in learning Hindi .when she came to Varanasi with one of her friend or fellow traveller.he had been in Varanasi for long time and he works for tour operating company called Stephanie has more faith on her friend so he wanted to enquire about other teacher in varanasi .

fortunately he used to learn yoga with teacher in Varanasi his name is kameshwar pathak near main ghats. we know each other for long time .pathak ji also recommended for me only she became very i provide for the accommodation facilities for my student.Stephanie was interested in family home stay accommodation so she asked to me.

I took her one of my friend’s house near  crossing Assi and she liked place and started learning Hindi.she is enjoying a lot with family and made village trip with family.she will be here until January and she is interested in doing some volunteering work with NGO particularly for orphanage and education.I make her connection with little star school where she is happy to work for the kid’s education and welfare.

Fall semester Group in Varanasi

Dragons fall semester groups are in varansi.they arrived in varansi on 27th of october and started learning hindi from the next day of arrival.usually when students used to arrive in varansi they had some free time for getting in to the city or for fitting in the city but this time student were so excited for learning hindi that they started usual this year also they are twelve students with two instructors.

one of the instructor is the same of last year her name is Debi but we have one new instructor whose name is Dan and i do not know their full names.I have already divide in to two groups of students as in smaller group they can lear more faster than in large group.two students are doing the credit so i have queses em every far ia have taken two queses .

Students are doing very well and up to now they have learned many random phrase ,seven ko construction present habitual tense.present continuous tense .simple past .imperative ,used to construction, past continuous tense and want to constructions.

They also started reading Hindi script and some of them are writing in Devanagari script.however it is little difficult  for writing.