Arsha Vidya Teertha - AVT Jaipur

Mahapradosham


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Dear Bhaktas,
Mahapradosham was celebrated with Rudrabhishekam to Bhagavan Chaleshwara, amidst a very sultry weather!
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Rtu-pushpalankara adorned the Lord!
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The next Mahapradosham is on the 26th September, Thursday.



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SHRAVANA ‘RAINED’ DEVOTION

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Dear Bhaktas,
'May there be timely and bountiful rains, काले वर्षतु पर्जन्यः , and may mother earth be green with life-giving vegetation पृथिवी शस्य-शालिनी '; this we pray after every pooja (worship). 
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It delights you thus to see it happen here, when trees and creepers assume forms of mountains!
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The Lord becomes all the Vanaspati that feeds the body, becoming the body as it were. 
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Symbolically, we deck him up with leaves, flowers, fruits and roots, to drive in this vision.
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All that is here, is Ishvara, is the summum bonum …
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We bring you a few more images of this celebration of Shravana, to serve more colour !

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Mahapradosha Rudrabhishekam

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Dear Bhaktas,
With the rains still showering Indra's grace, another Mahapradosham was celebrated with Rudrabhishekam to Bhagavan Sri Chaleshwara.
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Rain washed flowers decorated the Lord in colourful attire, with Nandideva looking on!
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Thanks to bountiful rains, there is now even a green canopy to inspire meditation!
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The next Mahapradosham is on Wednesday, the 11th September, 2019.


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SHRAVANA RAINS DEVOTION!

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Dear Bhaktas,
The whole of Shravana month saw devoted Rudrabhishekam and captivating alankara to the Lord, by his committed devotees! Indeed, it greens their hearts, as even the tender rich foliage emerges over the Curry tree.
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Lord Shiva, who grants Freedom (Moksha) is also decked in garlands of 'Freedom' our dear tri-colour!

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Each flower in his creation sings his glory, and when strung together into exquisite garlands highlights this truth… quite colourfully.
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As Sri Nandideva looks on, the kaleidoscope presents a new art each day! 
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As this reveals …  
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Floral headgear delights the devoted! 
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Shri Gurave Namah! 
We attach more images herewith. 
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Shravana Soma Mahapradosham ओषधीनां पतये नमो नमः

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Dear Bhaktas,
With the sudden spell of rains after a long wait, and the equally quick response of the foliage, here is the Shravana month for us, replete with Bhakti to the Lord of Lords, Mahadeva! वृक्षाणां पतये नमो नमः , धीनां पतये नमो नमः l 
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There arrived Shravana Soma Mahapradosham, soaking all in devotional showers! Rudrabhishekam was performed to Bhagavan, followed by thrilling Deeparadhana!!
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Donning a Rajasthani headgear and decorated with pushpa-jata, the Lord identified with nature, whose very Lord He is!
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 ….even as Nandikeshvara looks on!  
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 The next Mahapradosham is also a Somapradosham, on the 12th of August, Monday.


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Gurupoornima

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Dear Bhaktas,

Salutations were offered at the feet of Poojyasri Gurudeva Swami Dayananda. 

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Paduka Pooja with Rudrabhishechanam was performed.
May The Teacher of teachers dispel our ingrained crystallized ignorance!


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Mahapradosham Celebrated; Gurupoornima on the 16th.

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Dear Bhaktas,

This Uttarayana's last Mahapradosham was celebrated today with Rudrabishakam to Lord Mahadeva.

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Fragrant Alankara shone bright.
Bilva Crown added to the glory!
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The next Mahapradosham is on Monday, the 29th July, 2019.

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The day after  (16 July, Tuesday) is Gurupoornima Mahotsava, and will be celebrated as every year at the Ashrama.

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Mahapradosham today

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Dear Bhaktas,
Getting close to the 'Bucky structure' of the Football Lilly can be a delightful admiration of Nature. 
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The advent of the flowers, almost from nowhere, just overnight, is an amusing phenomenon – in the order of Ishvara. It foretells the arriving monsoon in 1-2 weeks!

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Rudrabhishekam to Bhagavan Sri Chaleshvara, drawn from five sweet components of nature, called Panchamrtam, is a sweet sight indeed, made the sweeter by nectarine abhishekam!

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Abhishekam with Curd (Dadhi) adds to the bright grace! We append the images herewith.

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The next Mahapradosham is on Sunday, the 14th of July, 2019.

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Mahapradosham Celebrated – missing images!

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Dear Bhaktas, 

By an oversight, the images were not appended. Apologies for the same. Images attached herewith again!

Mahapradosham was celebrated today with Rudrabhishekam to Bhagavan Sri Chaleshwara.

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The fragrance of Mallika garlands, the only flower available in this very warm month, filled the place with divinity!

We are glad to inform you that our annual Summer Family Retreat will be conducted in our Rishikesh Ashrama, on the banks of Mother Ganga from the 21st through the 28th June – a Divine experience not to be missed!

The next Mahapradosham is on the 30th June, 2019, Sunday.

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Mahapradosha Celebrated

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Dear Bhaktas, 

Mahapradosham was celebrated today with Rudrabhishekam to Bhagavan Sri Chaleshwara.

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The fragrance of Mallika garlands, the only flower available in this very warm month, filled the place with divinity!

We are glad to inform you that our annual Summer Family Retreat will be conducted in our Rishikesh Ashrama, on the banks of Mother Ganga from the 21st through the 28th June – a Divine experience not to be missed!

The next Mahapradosham is on the 30th June, 2019, Sunday.

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