Masalamommas reviews our Days of the Week Flashcards. Featuring a terrific suggestion on how to use them, Anjum Nayyar and Karen Johnson chat about how these cards were conversation starters for kids as school. Thanks for sharing your experience ladies!

The Hindu, or Vedic, Time System is truly a gift to humanity. Vedic astronomers divided time from the smallest of microseconds to epic yugas and kalpas. Here is a great way to introduce an element of the time system to kids: starting with the 7 Days of the Week.

Astronomers in ancient India attributed each day of the week to be governed by a particular celestial body – the Sun (Surya or Ravi) and the Moon (Chandra or Soma) and 5 planets: Mars (Mangal), Mercury (Budh), Jupiter (Brihaspati, the Guru of the Devas), Venus (Shukra) and Saturn (Shani). Together with Rahu and Ketu, these celestial bodies are collectively named the navagrahas.

These cards reflect the “personality” of the celestial body that rules each day: Mars (red) is a troublemaker, Jupiter (yellow) is wise and pious and Saturn (blue/black) is strict and stern.

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3.5″ x 5″ cards printed on heavy-duty cardstock. Cards come packaged in a plastic sleeve.


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