Hate Khori: A Ceremony to Introduce Education to Kids
Vasant Panchami or Saraswati puja is a competition that’s devoted to Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu god of information, artwork, music and studying. She is the daughter of Durga and is taken into account as a associate to Brahma. This is the preferred competition within the jap area and is well known within the month of Magh (January-February) the place younger kids and college students invoke the blessings of the Goddess. The Goddess is introduced as a swish lady in white, sporting a white silk sari, seated on a white lotus and representing purity and peace. The lotus and the moon related along with her are each symbols of everlasting womanhood.
There are varied mythological tales related to Goddess Saraswati. Both the gods and demons determined to churn the ocean and drink the Amrit or the elixir of life. Saraswati along with her magnificence determined to lure the asuras, however Rahu and ketu slipped in with the Gods. Vishnu detected them and lower off their heads. Saraswati helped the Gods to be immortal and was established within the heavens.
Hate Khori celebration in West Bengal
Saraswati puja holds a particular place within the Bengali tradition and at nearly in each instructional group and even at dwelling this puja is carried out. On this present day, devotees take a shower early within the morning and put on new garments and adorn the deity with white garments and flowers, as it’s believed to be her favourite shade. The sweets utilized in Prasad are additionally made from milk and white sesame seeds or til laddos are provided. Yellow flowers or marigold is obtainable to the goddess.
Hate Khori is a well-liked celebration in West Bengal the place little kids of the age of three or 4 are made to carry out a ritual of writing the primary letters of the alphabet. They are made to take a shower after utilizing turmeric paste after which little boys are made to put on Dhoti and Kurta and the ladies are made to put on Saree, particularly yellow in shade. New black slate, chalk and books and copies are bought for the Hate Khori ceremony and the pandit performs the ritual. Little youngsters are made to sit on the lap of the pandit who maintain their fingers and make them write the primary letters primarily, OM or A, B, C and or some Bengali alphabets like “K-a”, “Kh-a”.
To carry out this Hate Khori ritual, folks often go to the close by temples the place the pandit performs the ritual or it’s organized at dwelling the place the pandit or Brahmin comes and performs the Saraswati puja and the Hate Khori ritual. Since the puja holds particular significance amongst Bengalis and is taken into account an auspicious day to begin something associated to studying, folks attempt to introduce younger kids to the world of schooling on that special occasion.
Formal schooling is began from this present day and kids search blessings of the Goddess of information and knowledge. Young ladies put on yellow saree and supply pushpanjali to the god. Palash flowers, Khichuri, combined greens and Kul chutney are a few of the particular dishes which are ready throughout this celebration.