Like every year this year also I went to my village for Holi celebrations. Holi is the festival of colors, and in the villages very year people celebrates the festival and make special pooja for their ideal deity or I can say every family has one traditional deity which family has been offering pooja for generation to generation.
There is one strange tradition for making pooja offering goat sacrifice.and this pooja takes place two times in a year, so every year more than 40 goats sacrificed. I asked personally with locals and this is what tradition has been following for long time and by seeing this new generation adopt this.
But what I notice there that young people are not very much interested while goats were being sacrificed they moved out from there, because they could barely see this.
I talked to the older persons of my village regarding stopping this tradition and they replied me by saying that their deities are like this they want blood in offerings,which can not be stopped.
Anna is from Germany and she came in contact with me through my blog, as she was very much interested in Indian bollywood movies and She said that she could understand the recent ones better than the old ones.as new bollywood movie are having conversation in English.
She was interested for intensive course as she had a very less time in Varanasi she was just here for three weeks.she was doing four hours of intensive Hindi class.since she is old so i told that i can come to your hotel for having the class.She decided to meet for two hrs with me and another two hours with my wife so that she gets the opportunity too talk with Indian women at my place and she was trying to have conversation with my neighbor.
One day she told me that she wanted to have her class on boat therefore I called my boatman we had boat ride on river Ganges with my wife ,son and my sister.it was festive mood at the assi ghat as one of the celebration of den kashi mahotsav and she wanted to see the one of most famous singer of bhojpuri language Manoj Tiwary ,hotels staff has told her about him.we went to gathering it was over crowded and we were there untill he came.I translated for her as the song was in bhojpuri .
At the weekend we all together went to see the movie kurban as it was the part of Hindi course she tried to give the summary of movie .what was movie all about and what was the story.
In the three weeks she improved a lot and I really appreciate her learning skill.in the beginning did a crash course and later on we were just reviewing .it was great experience with her.