Guru Purnima Celebration Worldwide 2023

2nd July 2023

Guru Purnima is an occasion to celebrate and express gratitude to our inner Guru, as well as Guru whom we connect to, who guides us to realise ourselves, and who guides us to the highest consciousness. It is also an occasion to intensify benevolent activities around the world. Here are a few glimpses into some of the numerous events organised by organisations of the Mohanji Global Platforms.

“This full moon enhances the energy in you. Let that energy enhance your purpose in life, the purpose of becoming complete and full. That means to become a Guru, not in the external sense, but inside. That means actualising yourself inside. May you have that power, energy and determination on this day.” Mohanji
You can watch full Mohanji’s Guru Purnima message here:

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MOHANJI FOUNDATION

SERBIA

People from Serbia and other Balkan countries celebrated Guru Purnima for the first time in Mohanji Peace Centre in Obrenovac which had been opened, with the Pranaprathishtha consecration ceremony 3 days before.

Devi Mohan, the global ambassador of Mohanji Foundation, described this event as an “Unforgettable Gurupurnima celebration, the very first on our own land of Mohanji Peace Centre – beyond special. 

During the first performance of “Lotos Bend” in front of Mohanji, I experienced a very deep and super blissful meditative state on which I am immensely grateful after being immersed in a lot of action. 

Really enjoyed the book launch of the super important, historic book “Baba” by our dear Rajesh Kamath and the Farsi version of the Power of Purity book. 

“Hearts Liberated” band – a big wow! My dear Jelena Fassbender and Natalija ROCKED while sharing the songs from their first album with us and so did the Himalayan School of Traditional Dance (especially the youngest dancer Ajna from New York who was absolutely brilliant).

Thank you, Mohanji, on this special day filled with so many blessings, for your immeasurably loving and powerful presence that enlivens the best in us. 

So much talent and love was on display today – my heart is full and overflowing. 

With love, Devi”


MACEDONIA

Mohanji Macedonia celebrated Guru Purnima with Chanting of Mohanji Gayaatri 108 times, Meditation and Arati.

UNITED KINGDOM

Scottland

On the 2nd and 3rd of July, the sacred day of Guru Purnima was celebrated at the Mohanji Centre of Benevolence UK. As advised by Mohanji, each Deity was worshipped in three stages:

1. By bringing about awareness of the Deity through contemplation.

2. By connecting to the frequency of the Deity though seed mantras.

3. And finally by making an offering of food, water, flowers and some form of personal donation.

We began this process of worship with a Puja for Lord Ganesh, the known Remover of Obstacles, and then proceeded through our entire Dattatreya Tradition Guru Parampara, from Lord Dattatreya through to Shirdi Sai Baba and Mohanji.

Our Pujari, Jack, gave spontaneous talks on the spiritual significance of Lord Ganesh and Lord Dattatreya, and Mohanji Acharya, Subhashree, read from Shri Sai Satcharitra and gave heartfelt speeches about the nature of the Guru and about how the MCB UK came about through the Grace and guidance of Mohanji.

The event reached its crescendo with the 6pm Aarti to Lord Ganesh, Mohanji and Shirdi Sai Baba. The entire room, which included over 100 local devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba, swelled with joy as everyone sang along and many children also joined in with the ceremonial fanning of Baba. After the Aarti, Vegan Prasad was served. Many devotees brought food and flower offerings to Baba, so it was truly a feast to be had.

After over seven hours of celebrations, the event came to a close with people saying their fond farewells and then the evening Shej Aarti to Sai Baba.

Many of the local Baba devotees around Scotland felt that their deepest prayers had been answered with the arrival of the Sai Baba Murti and Temple. First-time visitors also expressed how much tranquillity they felt within the grounds of the centre even before they entered the temple. Overall, this event felt like a homecoming and reunion between two streams of Babaโ€™s and Mohanjiโ€™s families, which are, of course, both ultimately one and eternally united through the principles of unconditional love, non-violence and selfless service.

Sai Ram & Jai Mohanji!

Woodley

What an intense energy to start with at Coronation Hall, Woodley.

A session was conducted by Moushumi, Mohanji Acharya. She finished lighting diyas in front of Mohanji and Sai Baba, the energy got intense so suddenly. A few people in the hall felt the same.

A group had a wonderful session. One person joined the session for the first time.

The session started with Pranayama followed by Shirdi Sai Baba meditation then we offered vegan prasadam at the lotus feet of Guru Mohanji and Sai Baba.

A teenage girl joined the session who did this meditation earlier and wanted to experience it again. She came directly from Taekwondo class. Though she was tired, she came on time, helped setting up the hall and did the meditation.

A heartfelt gratitude to all participants who attended today’s session and helped to arrange and then at the end tidying up the hall.

SPAIN

On this auspicious day, the Spanish team is very happy to share that Mohanji’s book The Power of Purity” is now available in Spanish* on Amazon, both paperback and Kindle.

“Silence of Shiva” in Spanish: 

“MAST” in Spanish 

“Miraculous Days with Mohanji” by Rajesh Kamath in Spanish

CANADA

๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ฆ๐š ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ญ ๐Œ๐จ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ฃ๐ข ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐š ๐“๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ฏ๐š๐ง ๐€๐ฌ๐ก๐ซ๐š๐ฆ

With the immense grace and blessings of Mohanji, we had a very powerful and blissful Guru Purnima celebration at Mohanji Datta Tapovan Ashram at Amaranth.

The celebration started with early Morning aarti and ๐’๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐๐ข ๐’๐š๐ข ๐›๐š๐›๐šโœ๐ฌ ๐š๐›๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ค (๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐š๐ญ๐ก). After the completion of abhishek, we had ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐๐š๐๐ฎ๐ค๐š ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฃ๐š with Mohanji’s 108 names and aarti. Devotees did this puja with deep gratitude and devotion.

With the overwhelming happiness of these blessings, devotees participated in the ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ฆ๐š ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐š after delicious morning breakfast. The homa was performed by our beloved team member Mohanji Acharya Mahesh Bhalerao. During homa, devotees felt amazing energy and the presence of Guru mandala blessed everyone during the ahuti [ offering] of homa. After homa, noon aarti was performed with the delicious food offering to all Deities. The food offering was prepared by different devotees with so much love and hard work cooked early in the morning.

๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐€๐ฅ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ข๐š

Meditations were conducted by Edmonton and British Columbia teams on the occasion of Guru Purnima.

We thank Mohanji for his blessings and guidance, as always.

๐Œ๐จ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ฃ๐ข ๐‚๐š๐ง๐š๐๐š ๐“๐ž๐š๐ฆ

US

Mohanji US celebrated Guru Purnima in Mohanji Center of Benevolence, which you can watch here.

INDIA

FARSI

Activities on Guru Purnima happened as below:

1- Mohanji Farsi conducted one online program on Zoom and Clubhouse with Mohanji Gayatri Mantra chanting, Guru Paduka puja, reading a part of the Power of Purity book in Farsi and satsang and sharing experiences. 30 people participated. It felt very powerful with all.

2- On this auspicious day of Guru Purnima, weโ€™re grateful and happy to share that with the grace and blessings of Father, Mohanji official website in Farsi is completed and ready. Please do share the website with all your friends and colleagues that speak Farsi. Happy Guru Purnima to Mohanji Baba and all of you 

https://mohanji.org/fa

3- ACT Iran activities

– 20 cans of infant formulas donated to 5 under one year old infants in the city of Mashhad. These families have different conditions like Afghans without any identification card or addicted parents and jobless parents.
– Feeding sick and saved dogs with 11 kg of cooked food in a rescue shelter in the city of Neyshabur.
– 42 plate of hot food, 63 packets of vegan sweets, 66 packs of fruits distributed to street kids, street workers, homeless people in the city of Tehran.
– 10 packages of dry rations in total weight of 270 kg delivered to a very underprivileged village near the border of Afghanistan. Mostly they didnโ€™t have any reliable home, facilities or source of income. Thereโ€™s families with handicap kids and parents, jobless parents and without any identification papers.

SOUTH AFRICA

Guru Purnima was celebrated in Mohanji Centre of Benevolence in Nonoti: Home of Shirdi Sai Baba. It was a truly amazing Guru Purnima celebration this year. If you have not as yet visited, we hope you do so soon and receive the Golden Grace and Blessings of Love Supreme.

All of the Mohanji Centres of Benevolence – Ontario in Canada, Nonoti in South Africa, Walpole Australia, Scotland UK, Mohanji Peace Centre in Slovenia, Obrenovac in Serbia, Ganeshpuri in India and the latest in the United States (Pranapratishtha coming up very soon for U.S. and more MCBs to come), are verily Power Centres, Supercharged and Super Energised by our Beloved Master and Guru Mohanji and All that He Represents of True Empowering and Enabling Source Consciousness. Mohanji is Freedom’s Call to Be You… Fully and Powerfully… like we’ve never known before!

And this is how Gurupurnima 2023 was celebrated at MCB-Nonoti! Sulosh Pillai beautifully encapsulates the celebrations, “More than 206 people comprising guests, devotees and the local community were blessed to receive the Bliss from Darshan and Seva at the Abode of Baba, Monday 3 July 2023. 

We distributed prasadam, as usual abundance just flowed. 

Lately our numbers have swelled at *MCB* for Seva and we at times were not able to reach the nearby location and pension cottage.  

However, this time we were able to extend our reach to the neighbouring Location and pension cottage through the generous support of our heart-expanding Sponsors. 

They brought their own prepared meals and we were able to serve more than 510 meals over the two very special days! We started with abishekam early in the morning for Ganesha, Datta and Baba … dressed and adorned Them …ready to Receive and Embrace everyone in their Potent Energies of Love, Purity, Prosperity, Healing, Harmony … Happiness … They looked Resplendent … just Magnificent! 

We did Pada Pooja. 

We welcomed everyone. 

A local group and devotees rendered Soul stirring bhajans, captured in the short videos we posted earlier. Brothet Lee addressed the devotees about the temple, its operations, and the Aartiโ€™s that are conducted Every day. He also shared about some of the miracles and experiences experienced. 

Brother Lee also explained about Naivedyam … we offer special Bhog to the Masters daily. 

Kesh shared with our guests our plans for our MCB and made a plea for support from the devotees and guests.   

Kesh also delivered the Vote of Thanks. 

We did Noon Aarti. It was beyond-description beautuful.

Everyone prostrated at the main altar and then proceeded to a space specially set up for our guests and devotees to make their offerings of Flowers to our Beloved Guru Mohanji, Baba, Ganesha and Datta and a picture of Shirdi and Sai Baba. We conducted Seva and were joined by our sponsors.

This concluded our Gurupurnima celebration. Two remaining aratiโ€™s were conducted as per usual. *Thank you to our team and All our Sponsors* who contributed with heart-melting Love in cash and kindness, prayer and seva. We had a Blessed and Blissful day marked by so much Love, Grace and Abundance. Blessings.

Jai Mohanji”

With Deepest Love and Gratitude to our beloved Mohanji, South Africa celebrated Guru Purnima with an array of colour and beauty at the Mohanji Centre of Benevolence in Nonoti and also countrywide. Guru Purnima Celebrations occurred at Mohanji Meditation Centres in Centurion, Ladysmith and Randburg, where devotees engaged in padam pooja, meditation, chanting and celebrating the essence of Guru.

Power of Purity meditation also occurred in Pietermaritzburg with the Grace of Guru. An array of Guru Purnima Celebrations occurred at the Mohanjii Dattatapovan Ashram in Westville. Many Mohanji devotees countrywide and internationally engaged in 12 hours of offline chanting of Mohanji Gayatri mantra in their sacred space during Guru Purnima. Acharyas from South Africa also hosted many online initiatives in celebration of Guru, including the Grace in Gratitude program, Love Beyond Dimensions Meditation and also 5 days of Power of Purity Meditation leading up to Guru Purnima.

AUSTRALIA

Guru Purnima celebrations have begun at Mohanji Centre of Benevolence in Walpole, Australia. The morning started with Kakad Aarti, followed by bathing of Baba, and Lord Ganesha. It continued with the abhishekam for Lord Dattatreya and Anagha Lakshmi followed by a fire ceremony.

Melbourne

Guru Purnima is an important day for the โ€˜seekersโ€™ โ€“ the seekers of divine wisdom, knowledge, spirituality, peace and greater prudence. This day is dedicated to those Gurus and teachers who made our lives valuable and worth living.

Mohanji Australia celebrated that special day by conducting a half-day programme in Melbourne.

The celebrations started with a presentation about the Mohanji Centre of Benevolence Australia, the powerful place in Walpole, WA dedicated to seekers and aspirants by Mohanji to transition from the world of noises to deep inner silence.

We continued with the phenomenal detoxicating technique of Conscious Gapless Breathing, ably helping participants to detox and experience reverberating energies.

Following Conscious Gapless Breathing, we experienced Power of Purity meditation. Invoking calmness and peace, it helped participants forgive, release blockages and all experienced unconditional love and gratitude. The participants also received a Mohanji Energy Transfer from Mohanji Acharyas.

After a stupendous lunch, the Empowered programme orientation was introduced to the participants by Empowered Trainer  Zoran Milisic.

With new awareness and clarity, we finished a day of awakening and invoking the joy and happiness of existence through Conscious Dancing.

Together, we have celebrated Guru, life, and ourselves.

At the end of the day, we were lost in hugs, smiles, and laughs.

Happy Guru Purnima!


AMMUCARE


ACT FOUNDATION


HIMALAYAN SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL DANCE

https://www.instagram.com/p/CvmnPdSoJ7f/

https://hstddancediaries.wordpress.com/2023/07/02/guru-purnima-celebrations-2023/

Watch snippets on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cu5wmhZBfPC/?igshid=MTc4MmM1YmI2Ng==


HIMALAYAN SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC

NJANAPPANA Lord Sri Guruvayurappan 

Sri Krishna Song of Wisdom in Marathi

On this most auspicious day of Guru Purnima, the Himalayan School of Traditional Music (HSTM) is expressing our sincere gratitude to Mohanji for all his Love and abundance of Grace on all of us.  As an offering and Guru Dakshina, with the ever-flowing blessings of Sri Guruvayurappan, HSTM is proud to announce the release of *NJANAPPANA*  โ€œThe Song of Wisdomโ€ in the Marathi language.  

Njanappana is a devotional poem written by the 16th-century Malayalam poet Poonthanam Thirumeni in praise of Lord Sri Guruvayurappan.  He scripted this unbearable pain experience to build his House of devotion and opens it for devotees of all time. 

After the successful release of Tamil, Kannada and Telugu,  Marathi language album is our latest under the Purana Parampara series.

Please access and subscribe to the HSTM official YouTube Channel to listen. 


HIMALAYAN SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL LANGUAGES

HSTL performed Guru Purnima and Srirudram chanting which you can watch here.


VEDIC KIDS

Children from the various weekly lessons @Vedic Kids present an exciting program which you can watch here.

BOOKS

Baba, by Rajesh Kamath

BABA: Mohanji and Masters

The book was freshly published and announced for the first time in MPC Obrenovac, Serbia. Now available worldwide as e-book, paperback and hardcover.

A powerful book that details Mohanji’s myriad interactions, experiences and associations with the Masters of the Tradition. Mohanji’s journey from a seeker to a Guide and his continuing work in the world provides a unique window into how the Tradition orchestrates one of its projections. From the fleeting to the profoundly engaging, each connection reveals a facet of the Grand Tradition that operates selflessly unseen behind the shadows. A rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Masters of the Tradition who, though diverse in expressions, operate in extreme unity and purposefulness, burning like candles to give light and purity to the world.

Preethi Gopalarathnam shares her experience with this book, “We had the good fortune of getting a freshly minted and launched copy of the *Baba book* on Gurupurnima as Madhu had just arrived from Serbia. So we had a book reading session during the Gurupoornima celebration in Mumbai. The whole energy in the place changed when Madhu started reading excerpts from the book!

Powerful narration, amazing recollections and the sheer amount of experiences that Mohanji had with various spiritual masters and what each of them shared about his spiritual stature and the love they felt for him. How they each said that they are personally backing him and he is doing their work, gave all of us goosebumps and we were awed.

I wanted to continue reading the book once the celebrations were over. So I started reading and before I knew it, it was early morning! I forced myself to close the book and go to bed but I felt so much of energy I couldn’t lie down still, forget about sleeping! 

The book BABA to me is a powerhouse which manages to do what Mohanji tries hard to hide! 

While Mohanji is my Guru and i know that it is God who speaks through him and I am very grateful to have him in my life, this book made me pinch myself! How could i have gotten so lucky! To have a master of his stature interact with me, talk to me like a friend and treat me like familyโ€ฆ How blessed am I and also how ignorant! 

Instead of whining over life’s ups and downs I resolved to focus on strengthening my inner stability, connect more and more to the self through his grace and teachings coz oppourtunities like this knock on our doors once in many many lifetimes. The book humbled me and strengthened my resolve to not deviate from my purpose of liberation and focus more on faith and surrender. For I have Mohanji in this life, it’s my golden ticket to make this the last or at least the last few.”

Rajesh Kamath said a few lines about the book, with his witty humour, in his style.

Click on your country below to order.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณhttps://gurulight.com/product/baba-mohanji-and-masters/ (Paperback)

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Balkan countries can order from Mohanฤ‘i Centar Beograd (+381 62 1681936)

If your country is not listed, e-books can be ordered from Amazon USA or India and paperbacks from Gurulight India.

The Way I Knew Him by Mina Obradovic

Mina says, “My book is finally out. With total humility in my heart I am so happy and touched to share that this moment has come after 5 years. I wrote down the first sentences of this book on the roads of India and the Balkans, while travelling with Mohanji, in cars, in the airplanes, in various accommodations, and I never believed it would grow into a book. I wrote down my understandings for my own memory, as my own observation of his style, his life and his miracles, because of one reason โ€“ they seemed extraordinary to me. I was fascinated by Mohanji as a personality and as a presence. He was a fascination to me as somebody who was totally fearless, yet totally selfless. He has demonstrated that he needs nothing from the world, yet he gives everything. With time, his miracles proved endless, and it simply became logical that it needed to be made into a book.

I was truly blessed to have shared this moment with many of my friends and family, and to have been given the honor to gift the very first copy of the book to the honored Indian ambassador to Serbia, His Excellency Mr. Shri Sanjiv Kohli, who has concluded his duty in Serbia and travelled back to his country the very next day. I offer my sincere thanks to His Excellency for taking out the time to come to the day of opening the Mohanji Peace Center in Obrenovac and honoring us with his presence. This center is built to promote peace, unity and compassion, to provide support, to shelter animals, and much more. It is an honor that my book has been launched not only in the presence of Mohanji himself, and the honored ambassador, but also on the same day of the opening of this Center.

I offer my sincere thanks to the honored ambassador and I deeply thank Mohanji Association Serbia for publishing my book and being a large support in this endeavor.

I thank my parents and my brother for being a huge pillar on my path. I thank my ancestors, as without them and my parents, I wouldn’t have been here today. I thank my dear home country Serbia for all the possibilities and resources I have taken from it so far, including education.

I hope you will like the book.”


SONGS

Natesh Ramsell

In honor of Guru Poornima, I’m pleased to announce a couple of chant recordings to share with you.  I’ve completed my first ‘produced’ recording in a couple of years, which is the Om Shri Shivaya Parabrahmaya Mohanaya Namah chant that many of you have heard me chant at one time or another.  Judith Cramer has contributed some lovely vocals to it also!  It’s available for streaming on Soundcloud.  I’ve also added all of my previous Mohanji chant recordings to Soundcloud. All the recordings are available for purchase at my website (https://nateshkirtan.com/store).  Enjoy! 

Here is also a new chant”Om Shri Mohanji Sharanam Mama”

Doing a chant based on this mantra was suggested to me by Rajesh Kamath a few weeks back – thanks Rajesh!  Jai Mohanji! 

Sonia Gandhi

Our dear sister, Sonia Gandhi, Mohanji Acharya, before she passed on for her heaven abode, had written a beautiful poem for Guru Mohanji.

Our dear Jyoti Bahl didi has given the sweet voice to the melodious music composition by Dhaneshraj and made this poem of Sonia to a masterpiece of devotion.

On behalf of Sonia, the Gandhi Sisters are offering this beautiful devotional song at the lotus feet of Mohanji.

“Mohanji And I” have proudly released this devotional song with the video beautifully made by Mohanji Acharya Moushumi, on the YouTube channel.

Please enjoy this beautiful song and the memory of dear Sonia.

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