Shri Golok Dham Ashram celebrated Shri Guru Purnima Mahotsav with wonderful festivities.
However celebrations had commenced a few days before with Shri Sadgurudev Ji visiting Vrindavan Dham in order to perform Puja to his own Guruji, Nityalila Pravishta, Parama Gurudev Swami Shri Lalita Sharan Devacharya. This is the 6th year in which Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj had to celebrate Shri Guru Purnima in the physical absence of his own Guru Maharaj.
He visited Shri Radha Gopal Mandir, Shri Bihariji Ki Bageechi, where Paramagurudev Ji was the Mahant for over 50 years, being 51st in direct disciplic lineage from Bhagavan Shri Radha Krishna. He performed Puja to the Chitrapat of Parama Gurudev, and then offered his respects to the current Mahant of that place, Swami Shrikrishna Sharan Devacharya Ji.
On the day of Shri Guru Purnima itself, Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj attended the Shringaar Aarati. This was followed by Guruji performing Puja to Bhagavan Shri Nimbarkacharya and all of the Acharyas of our Guru Parampara. Before Shri Sadgurudev Ji ascended the Sinhasana, he performed Puja to the form of Shri Parama Gurudev Ji Maharaj that is installed in the Ashram.
This was followed by the traditional Guru Puja as per Vedic instructions. Devotees from around the world offered their devotions to Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj and the Guru Parampara.
After this, there were Bhajans, Keertans and Thakur Shri Shri Radha Golokavihari Ji Bhagavan was adorned with flower decorations (Phool Bangla) and 56 bhog (Chhappan Bhog) together with Svarna Mukut Darshan.
All devotees observed Raajbhog Aarati with great devotional gusto and then everyone partook of Prasad. All in all it was a wonderful day to reflect on the wonders of the Sadguru. As Swami Shri Harivyasa Devacharya Ji Maharaj says ”Dhani Guru Jin Harinaama Sunaayau”
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Jay Shri Radhe Shyam!