SRI MUKTANANDA PUNYATITHI

SRI MUKTANANDA PUNYATITHI

The 34th Punyatithi of Paramahansa Muktananda was observed on 16th October 2016. At 10 pm Sri Vishnu Sahasranaam was chanted with the ‘Arati Lijo’ .

The videos of Baba Muktananda were shown to the gathering. Right at 12 midnight Darshan of full moon in boiling milk was done by one and all.

The Prasad was prepared by adding Beaten rice, Sugar, cardamom and Saffron, and the same was distributed to all by Param Poojya Sri Gurudev.

AYUDH POOJA

Ayudh Pooja

Ayudh Pooja was celebrated traditionally here on 10th October. All the tools , equipments, appliances, instruments and vehicles were cleaned, applied vibhooti , haldi and kumkum . Flowers were offered and they were ready for Pooja.

At 4 pm sharp the Pooja started and like every year children gathered to grab the coins which come out of Pumpkin after the ‘Bali’. Prasad was distributed and the vehicles moved for the ceremonial drive , (seemollanghana).

MANDAL POOJA:

Mandal Pooja

Mandal Pooja at the newly built temple to complement the Prana Pratishtha was performed on 7th September. Devotees participated in the program which lasted for about 4 hours. The program was consisted of ‘Ganapati Homa, Navagraha Homa and Guru Devata Homa’.

The temple and the deity were decorated with flowers.

Sri Nityananda Puniyatithi

Sri Nityananda Puniyatithi

The 54th Punyatithi of Bhagawan Nityananda was observed on 30th July. At 10 am Nityananda Naam Dhuns were sung and Arati was shown to the great Siddhas. There was special pooja at the newly built temple. A magic show was held for children. This interactive event by Sri Amaranath from Magadi was enjoyed by children thoroughly.

After the entertainment it was time for Prasad. "Bal Bhojan" started . Students from the Government Primary Schools pf Sevanagar and Hosooru were the invited guests. All the children present relished the Prasad.

Next was the most awaited event. All students received stationery packets from the lotus hands of Param Poojya Sri Gurudev.

SRI GURU POORNIMA

SRI GURU POORNIMA

Sri Guru Poornima at Siddhaloka was so very special this year. Sri Hemanth, a devotee of Param Poojya Sri Gurudev had brought an idol of Baba Nityananda from Ganeshpuri. Param Poojya Sri Gurudev wished to erect a small temple for the same.

Accordingly a small temple was built and the “Prana Pratishtha” was on the auspicious day of Sri Guru Poornima. Actually the rituals started on previous day i.e. on 18th July.

On 19th July the day started with Sri Gurugita chanting. After that again Homa started . Once the Poornaahuti was over the temple was ready for devotees to have ‘Darshan’.

Baba arrived in this form

The newly built temple in waiting

Rituals started on 18th July evening

Sri Gurugita chanting on 19th Morning

Some more rituals

The POORNAHUTI (final oblations)

The Lord of Universe sitting in the small temple

SRI DUTTA JAYANTI

Sri Dutta Jayanti

25th December was the auspicious day in Siddhaloka. Devotees started arriving in the morning to celebrate Sri Dutta Jayanti. A small Satsang with Param Poojya Sri Gurudev in front of Dhyan Mandir took place .

 

At 4 pm the next session of the Satsang started with the chanting of Avadhoot stotram. Param Poojya Sri Gurudev spoke about the Guru-disciple relationship - “ Now a days there are numerous fraud gurus teaching yoga, meditation etc…, likewise there are many fraud disciples gathering here & there, deceiving and cheating each other prevails as a spiritual practice. Demonstration of Asanas and Pranayams has become a means of earning money for the gurus and wandering in pilgrimage places is a spiritual sadhana for the disciples.” HE said that it is a coincidence that Christmas fell on the same day. HE asked how the devotees of the Jesus Christ deceived and cheated him and finally killed him?

With the dhun 'Digambara, digambara....' and 'Arati Nityaananda' program concluded. Prasad was distributed to everyone.

 

BANGALORE VISIT

BANGALORE VISIT

Param Poojya Sri Gurudev proceeded towards Bangalore on 23rd November to attend the marriage ceremony of Ms. Lakshmi, d/o Sri R. Paramesh, an ardent devotee . HE reached the venue and was received with great reverence and utmost joy while the band party extended warm welcome playing the traditional welcome music.

The newly married couple honoured HIM with garlanding and Charan Vandana. All devotees present there had the opportunity to prostrate and received blessings. HE returned to Siddhaloka with HIS staff members at 1 pm.

 

SRI DHANALAKSHMI POOJA

SRI DHANALAKSHMI POOJA

The Dhanalakshmi Pooja, festival of lights was observed on 11th November. The Pooja started at 4 pm., concluded with the Mangalararti.

The clay lamps were lit everywhere in Siddhaloka. . All the buildings were decorated with serial sets. The prasad prepared with beaten rice was distributed.

 

Muktananda Punyatithi

Muktananda Punyatithi

Sharad Poornima, the full moon day of the season Sharad, was the day that the great Siddha of this era Muktananda Paramahansa chose to drop his physical body. Accordingly, 33rd Punyatithi of Muktananda Paramahansa was observed on 27th October this year. The devotees gathered in the evening to perform their duties towards the preparation. After this the video of the Muktananda Centenary Celebrations was shown. Sri Vishnu Sahasranam was chanted at 10 PM and Arati was waved at 11pm. The movie based on the life of Yogi Narayana of Kaivara was shown.

Under the sky in the open wide area of the ‘chowk’ in front of Dhyan Mandir, the preparations for making Prasad were done. Moon was visible in the boiling milk, later all the ingredients were added to the milk, including saffron. The prasad was kept in the moonlight for few hours. Param Poojya Sri Gurudev distributed Prasad to everyone present.

 

Ayudha Pooja

Ayudha Pooja

The preparation for the program has started 3 days before Ayudha Pooja. As years pass by, the number of tools and equipments has grown considerably. All the tools, equipments, musical instruments, chanting books and appliances were cleaned, decorated and placed for pooja. Pakshiraj, the carrier of Param Poojya Sri Gurudev, was cleaned and decorated with vibhooti, haldi, kumkum, flowers and colourful papers. Param Poojya Shri Gurudev blew the conch and Pooja was commenced . The Ashgaurd arati was shown to all the items placed for Pooja, the ashgaurd was broken at the Ashram gate. All devotees received prasad from Param Poojya Shri Gurudev at the end of pooja.

The decorated Pakshiraj, along with few other vehicles of devotees went on a short procession.