VASANT PANCHAMI DATES :
15 Feb 13, 04 Feb 2014, 24 Jan 2015.
Vasant means Spring and Panchami is the fifth day after the new
Moon. The festival heralds a change of seasons and the dominant
colour for this festival is yellow, matching the full bloom of the
mustard flowers in the farms of Northern India.
Saraswati, the presiding deity for this festival is the Godess of
knowledge, wisdom and learning. Therefore the occasion has great
significance in the local schools where students and teachers begin
the day with a prayer to Saraswati, followed by traditional dance,
music and theatre.
At the village : Attired in yellow, take a guided tour of the
local public schools and interact with the students and teachers at
work. For Rawla Bathera, this is a day to renew our commitment to
funding the education of children from disadvantaged families.
Marvel at how little these schools contain, yet how much they impart
to young kids. The miracle of Saraswati !
MAKAR SAKRANTI - Festival of Kites
HOLI - Festival of Colours
VASANT PANCHAMI -Festival of Spring
GANGAUR - Women's Day
SHRAVAN TEEJ - Monsoon Festival of
JANMASHTAMI - Birth of Lord Krishna
GANESH CHATURTHI - Birth of Lord Ganesh
DUSHERA - Triumph of Good over Evil
DIWALI - Festival of Lights