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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.

 

After the Shaktipat

After the Shaktipat

The seekers of Truth attended the Siddha Meditation Intensive held on 15th November arrived from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka states. They narrated their experiences as below ---

• A wonderful experience. Felt peaceful and had a vision of white light.

• Feeling very happy and blessed

• I felt a lot of pulsation at my forehead region where you touched. It was going on for a long time.

• My experience after deeksha -- mind became calm.

• I am very glad to have Guruji’s blessings and initiation.

• My experience -- I am feeling very peaceful and calm in my mind.

• I was very happy after the Darshan.

• I felt happy at the time of Deeksha. No questions left. I surrender everything at the lotus feet of Param Poojya Sri Gurudev.

• We attained peace and calmness after coming here.

Next Siddha Meditation Intensive will be held on 7th March 2016,(Sri MahaShivaratri Day). Registration commenced on ‘first come first serve’ basis for 16 persons only.

 

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.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Param Poojya Shri Gurudev always encourages village children to come up with new ideas and show their talent. As a result a series of competitions started. The first one was drawing competition, followed by different kind of races and games.

sports competitions concluded with musical chair race. Next in the pipeline were singing and mono act competition.

It was followed by Rangoli competition. Beautiful rangolis were drawn and filled with vibrant colors

All the competitions were of 2 categories: Juniors and seniors. The participants were aged from 5 years to 18 years. Saturdays were for activities and sundays the prize distribution was done.

The series came to an end with the celebration of liberty as all children danced and enjoyed up to their heart content

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

As decided earlier the children of Doddipalya participated in Drawing Competition on the subject “Environment” on 5th September. On 6th September, the winners received prizes from the lotus hands of Param Poojya Sri Gurudev

 

The next Saturday, 12th September competitions for the groups of girls and boys were held. First of all it was Frog race followed by circle and sticks game. Finally Tug of War was organized. The prize distribution for all the three events was on 13th September. These activities will continue every weekend.

After the Shaktipat

After the Shaktipat

The participants of the Siddha Meditation Intensive held on 15-8-2015, who had come from Pune, Mumbai, Mysore, Magadi and Bangalore city, narrated their experiences as following :-

* I felt splash of light when I was hit by Swamiji.

* After the touch of Swamiji body and mind experienced calmness.

* I lost myself, it was very nice.

* I felt content, and my ego was vanished.

* I felt flow of cool breeze entered the body .

* At the time of Shaktipaat I experienced the flow of vibrations.

* Getting a nice smell all over me, feel like all desires are fulfilled and felt light. Felt there is someone who will understand all my troubles and pains and protect me.

* I saw a snake in blue colour which was moving in a curly way. After that I saw the snake tapping my head and my head started moving front and back.

* Felt little lightness in body but my mind was totally outward.

* I am feeling relieved today after coming here. Hope it will last forever in my life to come.

* Felt the sweet smell during the meditation and Shaktipaat, when I was hit on the forehead a white light flashed.

* I had a vision of the sky where dark clouds were getting dispersed .

* I experienced peace, had vision of Guru and Shiva temple.

* Feeling very light and happy. * Before deeksha, several thoughts were rushing into my mind, just a bit tense. After deeksha, it became calm.

Smt Sonia Sharma of Noida , U.P. , who took Shaktipaat by remote writes – ‘I sat in meditation on intensive day at the mentioned timings. I felt a subtle wave entering through my head and some feeling around eyes (above and below eyes) and right ear. This was experienced in first 15-20 minutes of meditation.

 

Sri Nityananda Puniyatithi

Sri Nityananda Punyatithi

Sri Nityananda Punyatithi was observed on 11th August. At 10 am hymns and bhajans were sung along with the Naamdhun remembering gratefully Baba Nityananda. This session concluded with Arati shown to the great Siddha.

The next program was ‘Baal Bhojan’for which students of three Primary schools were invited. All the children had ‘Prasad’ in the front of Janananda Prasad Mandir. After that all of them collected gift from the lotus hands of Param Poojya Sri Gurudev. As it is done in the previous years, white uniform was distributed, this year the recipients were students of the Primary School of Sevanagar.

 

Sri Guru Poornima

Sri Guru Poornima

On 30th July evening ‘Guru Chowk’ was full of devotees who had come to celebrate Sri Guru Poornima on 31st July. The day started with the chanting of Sri Gurugita, in the gracious presence of Param Poojya Sri Gurudev. The Dhyan Mandir was filled to its capacity as more and more devotees joined in the morning. After Arati Param Poojya Sri Gurudev blessed everyone with the holy peacock feather wand.

At 8 am devotees started ‘Shramadaana’(Guruseva), men took up the task of leveling the road and women did the cleaning of children park by grass and bush cutting . At 1 pm ‘Prasad’ was served at Janananda Prasad Mandir. All had the joy of “Guru Darshan”, when Param Poojya Sri Gurudev came in the evening.