Invitation: Lohri at the Teen Murti Bhawan Lawns!

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Festival of the Sun, Celebrating the Earth…

Lohri, Bhogi, Makar Sankranti, Magha, Bhogali Bihu, Khichri, Pongal – MUBARAQ

Please join us for chai followed by music by Children from different groups, Bidhan and Madan Gopal Singh
 
at 5.30 PM
14th January, 2008
 
back lawns
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
Teen Murthi Bhavan
New Delhi
 
Oneness of the sun and diversity of the earth

Winter with its harsh climes and chilly nights begins to give way to what will be spring, as the sun shifts into the Northern skies – Uttarayan – and this is celebrated as

Lohri, Bhogi, Makar Sankranti, Magha, Bhogali Bihu, Khichri, Pongal.

Winter solstice marked variedly as the new year, Christmas, the night of Yelda/ Yalda celebrated across Iran, Syria Afghanistan all mark shift…of seasons…

…and seasons have to change, lets sing, celebrate what’s beautiful and change the seasons…

As we celebrate the change of seasons – we also share our fears and concerns about the imminent dangers of glimate change which threaten the very pattern of seasons .

As we celebrate the earth we also celebrate the farmer, the women and men who work with the earth, work tirelessly to make food available for every one and all who work with them, the artisan, the bulls, cattle and all living beings like the birds, bees who make agriculture and life itself possible.
 
lohriWe have a day with children in the morning playing games, learning astronomy, with plays, music all related to this festival…

In the evening we have music, a symbolic lohri fire, some desi traditional goodies and lots of bonhomie…

We have some presentations by children and youth groups

followed by Bidhan

and

Sufi and Folk by Madan Gopal Singh

Please do join us by 5.30 for chai followed by music

With deep regardss and warm wishes
 
Celebrationally yours
Jaya 
(the) shanti shalom peace….(lady)!

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