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Navratri

Navratri

  Ever since I was a little girl, one of my favourite festivals was always Navrartri.  I was born and grew up in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Garba fest...
Elephants in Hinduism

Elephants in Hinduism

Intelligent, sensitive, loyal, strong, determined, powerful. These are just a few of the words that are used to describe the humble, majestic animal that is the elephant. 
The 9 Goddesses of Navratri

The 9 Goddesses of Navratri

Navratri is about devotion and is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. Navratri means nine nights in Sanskrit. It is when all the nine forms of D...
How Did Ganesh Get His Head?

How Did Ganesh Get His Head?

Ever since I was little girl my favourite animal has always been an elephant.  The majestic mammal which is one of the strongest and biggest animals on our planet. 
Janmashtami

Janmashtami

Krishna has always been a God that I have been interested with learning about. I think for me it was the fact I could relate to his cheeky, childish side when I was younger.
The Tale of Shitala Ma

The Tale of Shitala Ma

Randhan Chhath is an important date particularly in the Hindu Gujarati calendar it falls on the 6th day of Shrava Mahina, it is celebrated one day before Shitala Satam.  
Memories of Shravan Mahina

Memories of Shravan Mahina

Memories of Shravan Mahina (month), in our house was always in the summer holidays…. Our first thoughts were… “Oh no”!!!! mums not gonna cook meat for a month, and my Ma (Grandama), mum and mami always observed the traditions, and the food during the festivals. 
My Memories of Raksha Bandhan - A Bond Like No Other

My Memories of Raksha Bandhan - A Bond Like No Other

I will never forget the words spoken by my brother during my wedding speech, “You can compare my sister and I to a pair of scissors...”.
Illustrating the Ramayana

Illustrating the Ramayana

Illustrating the Ramayana has been by far the most rewarding and interesting book to produce in The Jai Jais series. Sunita and Rishi knew from the...
The Holi Story: Behind the scenes

The Holi Story: Behind the scenes

To celebrate the release of our book on Holi, we would like to give you a little bit of background into how the Jai Jais team put it together and what the story behind the festival means to them.
How can board books help your child's development?

How can board books help your child's development?

The Jai Jais board books have been beautifully created to capture a baby’s interest during their early months in the big wide noisy and visual worl...
Has the World of Social Media Created a New Breed of Health Professionals?

Has the World of Social Media Created a New Breed of Health Professionals?

I have been a practicing Speech and Language Therapist for over 20 years; and an Author; a mother of two crazy boys aged 18 months and 5 years.