On a hot and sultry July morning in New Delhi, the festivities for Shri Guru/Vyasa Purnima Mahotsava were celebrated at Shri Golok Dham Ashram. On the 18th of July, devotees from near and far converged on the Ashram to celebrate and give thanks to the Lord for the great blessings of a Guru in our lives.
Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj only allows Puja by devotees to Him on this one day in the year, as these are the orders from Shastra – on this one day of the year, all disciples of Guru’s should show special reverence for their Guru, the ambassador of the Shastras on the earth.
After the Stotra Paath and Bhajans of Shringar Aarti, Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj graced the Vyaasaasan from 9am and stayed recieving Puja from eager devotees until Rajbhog Aarti at 12.30pm. Devotees from India and abroad all faithfully offered their thanks to Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj, the traditional way, for the priceless gifts of guidance and blessings that Shri Sadgurudev Ji showers us with throughout our lives.
It is quite strenuous for anyone to sit in one place for such a long time… add 42degC heat, thousands of devotees doing puja continuously and you have an untolerable situation. Not for Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj – he sat patiently recieving the Pujas in honour of His own Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj, Swami Shri Lalita Sharan Devacharya who left this material world for the heavenly abode three years ago on this festival.
Apart from recieving personal blessings from Shri Sadguruji in the form of Mahaprasadam, devotees who know the proper method of offering Puja also got a chance to partake of Liquid Bliss – charanamrita of Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj 🙂
The event was wonderfully managed with Mahaprasadam for all devotees following the conclusion of the festival. Pt. Vishnu Datta Sharma of Rohtak, now resident in Oakville, Canada, came to add his Bhajans and Keertans as his special offering to Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj. After all the Puja was completed, Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj gave Pravachan on the glories of His Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj and the necessity of Guru, Shastra and Sampraday on the way back to God.
Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj Ki JAY!