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 🙏🏼
ADHIK MAAS Adhik Maas, which means extra month is also known as Purushottam Maas. Adhik Maas is considered very sacred. The story is associated with Lord Vishnu. In the Lunar year there were only twelve months, and each month was assigned to a god… but what about Adhik Maas? There was no god assigned to the extra lunar month. It is considered a very auspicious period. Fasting once a day is considered an auspicious ritual. Fasting and charitable acts this month will fetch a lot of positive results.
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.
Wow mums and dads, it's been nearly six months our children have been at home. You all deserve a star too for taking on the role of teachers during the lockdown period. I know my boys have missed their friends and teachers.
As the new term starts and children go back to school, who better to call on than Goddess Saraswati. The Goddess of learning, art, and music. May Goddess Saraswati bless your children as they start their adventures back to school; learning and having fun with their amazing teachers an wonderful friends.