Five faced Ganapati relates to embodiment of all potencies
They symbolize the five fleshes in the subtle anatomy felt.
The flesh body, the breath or energy body, mental body
Body of upper consciousness and body of Cosmic bliss.
The fifth body being the highest level of Yogic experience.
Thus the five days of celebration is for that five potencies
First day-atonement, amends of misdeeds like Thanksgiving.
Create vibration of love & harmony among family members.
Second day among neighbors, relatives and close friends
Create harmony among business associates on the 3rd day
For arts, culture, music, dance and religion on the 4th day
On last day experience love, tranquility from God Himself.
A flower carpet
Like raised hood
Of a cobra
To rhythms of Drums and cymbals
People throng and cheer
Pookalam meaning a flower carpet
Kathakali – an Indian Classical Dance of South India
Karuvatta- name of the boat race
crackers yummy food house lit-----
bye bad welcome good
Dr. Ram Mehta
Sixth place win
Forms: Free verse, Shadorma and Haiku
Contest: Happy Holidays by Debbie Guzzi