We have been so lucky with ‘The Jai Jais’ that our paths have crossed with the wonderful Sagarbhai Shukla, Hindu priest, Wembley.
His understanding of Hinduism and scriptures make it so relatable to the modern generation. We have been so blessed to spend time with him, and understand how our generation, and our children can continue to maintain and grow our cultural and religious roots.
He explains so well the reason behind certain poojas, vrats and festivals and you will see his wisdom in our joint blogs. See our blog below of our interview with Sagarbhai 🙏🏼
HOW PUZZLES CAN DEVELOP SO MANY SKILLS IN OUR CHILDREN
The Jai Jais are so excited to launch our new range of puzzles. Incorporating the amazing talent of our illustrator James Ballance, with the fun of puzzles. These puzzles are great to introduce children to The Jai Jais in a fun and engaging way. What a perfect gift for Navratri and Diwali.
There are three basics of what puzzles can do for your child’s development at any age.
When your child is alone with a puzzle you can expect three basic skills to be built:
- Physical skills -from holding puzzle pieces and turning them until they fit. Developing fine motor skills.
- Cognitive skills -as they solve the problems of a puzzle. Helping with problem solving.
- Emotional skills -they learn patience, resilience, and are rewarded when they complete the puzzle.
Shradh is a time to pay homage and respect to the departed souls to seek blessings and help them feel at peace. It is an approximate 15 day lunar period. In the Sanatan Dharm Vedic scriptures it is said that Pitru paksha is a time when souls are able to come to the family members and accept offerings. It is about respect.
GANESH CHATURTHI Ganesh Chaturthi, is on the 22nd August 2020. In these unprecedented times in the new norm of Covid, the arrival of Lord Ganesh, the “Vighna Harta” (destroyer of obstacles) and the God of New Beginnings will certainly be an event to look forward to. Ganesh Chaturthi is a celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesh that goes on for 10 days.
The main ritual of the festival is bringing the idol of the lord home, making the lord a part of your daily life, only to be sent back to his home on Mount Kailash by immersing him in the water. But how did this festival come to be? And what is the importance of this festival? Also what are the signs and symbolism of Lord Ganesh?