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Thursday, October 18, 2018


This year Navratri started on 10th October,Wednesday. As usual a beautiful collection of gods and goddesses in the form of dolls 'bomma' were kept on the stage of the Dakshina Hall. Daily lighting of lamp and puja in the morning with the chanting of one chapter of 'Devi Mahatmyam' each day by the inmates of Anandadham was a regular feature.

 On the eighth day i.e. 'ashtami ' day to get the blessings of Mother Saraswati to the Goddess Saraswathi, all students place their books , pens, pencil   , instruments ( musical or any other) in front of the deity. The books are worshipped and they are allowed to take their things back only on the 10th or 'dashami' day. Children from the neighbourhood, Sishuvihar present students and ex-students totalling about 60 students all came to place their books in front of Mother Saraswati deity.

On the ninth day morning ('navami') 51 kumaris or girls of age 15 and below were worshipped ( kumari puja)by their mothers and inmates of Anandadhama. Mananeeya Lakshmi Didi guided in performing  of the puja.

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