An auspicious start to the day

A student decorating the Tulsi plant

At RDF we aim to pass on tradition and culture to the students along with an academic education. In this spirit, RDF Redlawada School starts each day with one student decorating and praying to the Tulsi plant (Holy Basil plant) which symbolizes Goddess Laxmi. Traditionally the Tulsi plant is kept in the front courtyards of most houses and serves a purpose beyond religion. It is known for its healing qualities in Ayurvedic medicine and wards of harmful insects such as mosquitoes.  Consumption of one leaf a day is seen to promote health as well. The prayer every morning not only reinforces the tradition with the students but also enables them to understand the reasons behind the tradition.

 

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