Today is Guru Nanaka’s Birthday

November 13, 2008

The updates available in www.nirmalnagari.org. Today is Guru Nanakas’ Birthday(13th November,Thursday), Tomorrow(14th November ,Friday) Shri Mataji has been very kind to grace and bless the Foundation stone laying Ceremony of the upcoming International Sahaja Yoga Reaserach and Health Centre at Greater Noida at Plot 9, adjacent to the existing NGO, Vishwa Nirmal Prem Ashram at 1600hrs sharp. Live web cast is possible from the site itself.

So kindly tune up to catch on the latest updates from the www.nirmalnagari.org


Diwali Greeting (Photo & Quote)

October 25, 2008

Diwali Greeting


The Meaning of the Five Days of Diwali

October 24, 2008

 Diwali is the celebration of the birth of Shri Lakshmi, who was born from the primordial ocean. It is also the era of the birth of Jesus Christ, in the darkest night. This event, symbolized by the lighting of the Diwali lamps, is followed by the celebration of the New Year in the old Hindu calendar (Shalivahanas). After the birth of Shri Lakshmi from the ocean, the Moon was born from the ocean, the Moon one sees in the sky two days after the New Moon. This Moon was placed on the head of Shri Shiva to cool Him down after He drank the poison from the churning of the ocean that produced Shri Lakshmi and many other wonders.  

 

 

First day – Dhantrayodashi  the 13th day of the moon in 2008 – Sunday, October/26

 

This is the day on which Shri Lakshmi was born. She was born as Gruha Lakshmi.  Thus, on this day a gift is to be given to the Gruha Lakhsmi (house wife) of the house.

 

Second day- Narak Chaturdashi the 14th day of the moon – Monday,October/27/2008

 

On this day, the rakshasa (demon) Narakasura died. This is the day on which hell was opened to receive the rakshasas. Sahaja yogis go to sleep early and wake up later on this day.

 

Third day- Deepavali or Diwali the 15th day of the moon, the day before the new moon – Tuesday, October/28/2008

 

Deepavali means the festival of lights. On this day, we celebrate the return of Shri Rama from the forest to His kingdom. It is also the darkest night when there is no moon, the night when Jesus Christ was born at 2:00 am. Lights are kept on during the night.

 

Fourth day – New Year the 1st day of the new moon – Wednesday, October/29/2008

 

In the State of Maharashtra, the ancestors of Shri Mataji, the Shalivahanas, celebrate the beginning of the New Year on this day.

 

Fifth day – Bahu Bij the 2nd day of the new moon Thursday, October/30/2008

 

On this day, we celebrate the birth of the Moon from the primordial ocean. The moon is the brother of Shri Lakshmi.  They were born at the same time. So, for us the Moon is our maternal uncle who is recognized as the brother of all the Goddesses. On this day the rakhi sisters honor their brothers.

 

Source: Abilio and Nelma

            SY Brazil  

 

Jai Shri Mataji !


Holi in Sahaja Yoga

April 15, 2008

Holi in Sahaja Yoga

Holi in Sahaja Yoga has its own charm. The above photo is from Shri Mataji’s birthday celebration in 2008 which coincided with Holi. I have always locked myself up in the apartment and desisted from playing holi because of the modern modifications to this wonderful festival: pouring chemical dyes and colors, violent drunkenness etc. However in Sahaja Yoga, holi has been restored to its pristine original by restricting colors to natural powdered ones only. Also, no drunkenness, which goes without saying. Also ‘maryaadas’ where brothers play holi with brothers and the ladies stick to their sisters causing no harm to chastity. As an additional bonus, the yogis above were playing holi with vibrated gulal (red powder).

Holi is truly holy in Sahaja Yoga, thanks to Shri Mataji!