Yesterday August 17th , marked the festival Yajur Upakarma and today August 18th marks the Gayatri Japam day. The main purpose of Upakarma is to offer prayers and express the gratitude to those Rishis who gave the knowledge of Vedas and revealed Vedic Mantras to the mankind.
Celebrating Nagarpanchami! I stay in Seattle,USA and this is my way of staying connected to my roots and in fact I enjoy, celebrating these festivals. It brings memories untold from your motherland.:)