Wednesday, July 14, 2010

AVM goes festive!

Atmiya Family lives a life that never gets tired to enjoy!

Besides rigorous study schedule, with a harmonious mix of variant creed Atmiya Family has always a reason to celebrate; all the festivals have retained their uniqueness as they are celebrated here with deep fervour. Most of the celebrations are woven around religious occasions.

The whole of Atmiya Vidya Mandir sprang up with joy as uproarious festivity proposes many mood of merriment. To begin with the festive season, it was the time to celebrate Rathyatra: the festival which is unique in a way that it beckons an interesting blend of east and the west. The festival marks the return of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra to their home Vrindavan after a long gap. According to puranas, Jagannath is the reincarnation of Lord Krishna.

A big chariot was arranged by the hostel staff for the procession of these deities and students adorn the chariot with flowers. In the chariot, they kept the clay images of Jagannath, his brother Balaram and sister Subhadra.

The saints from Haridham did pujan of Thakorji and the deities. They also accompanied the chariots along with the students. Devotional songs were played and procession moved throughout the school premises with the sound of drums, tambourines, trumpets etc.. They pulled the holy chariot paving their way through the school premises by singing, dancing, and distributing packets of prasadam.

Though students enjoyed a lot but they also understood that all the festivals have some profound meaning in it and they have some pragmatic purpose as well.

Written by: Seema Madam

1 comment:

Vishesh said...

Once again you proved yourself mam. It was awesome. I just enjoyed reading this. I was wonderful