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Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja and Visarjan
September 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Chinmaya Mission Australia (Sydney) invites you and your family to celebrate the joyous Ganesh Visarjan festival with us.
3:00pm: Pooja, Chanting, Bhajans, Arati
3.:0pm: Talk on Glories of Lord Ganesh
3:45pm: Dancing with Lord Ganesha
4:15pm: Visarjan (immersing Lord Ganesha in Water) & light prasad
4.35pm: Drive to Meadowbank Wharf* for proper Visarjan of Big Lord Ganesh
* Address of Meadowbank Wharf is Bowden St. Please park and find us at the carpark just after you pass under the railway bridge.
About Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha is known as Aumkara, because his body mirrors the shape of the Aum; the elephant god is thus seen as the embodiment of the cosmos. His elephantine head symbolizes the intelligence and beatitude of the elephant, powerful, yet gentle. His vehicle is a mouse (mooshika), and the mouse symbolises our desires. But Lord Ganesh with his intellect can keep the mouse desires under control and we choose which desire to proceed with that which will give the world and one self the great benefit, success is ours. You will always see Mooshika looking up towards Ganeshji never acting without Lord Ganesh’s instructions. You and I too without the clear instructions of our Intellect our Mind should not act. Also Lord Ganesha (Big) keeps the company of the small mouse. It also signifies His humility, that he espouses the company of one of the smaller creatures.
Lord Ganesh is the lord of wisdom, intelligence, education, prudence, luck and fortune, gates, doors, doorways, household and writing. He is the remover of obstacles, and as such it is normal to invoke him before the undertaking of any task.
On this Auspicious week, Lord Ganesh the supreme all pervading lord takes a form of the elephant God to bless the devotees. See event https://www.chinmaya.com.au/event/ganesh-chaturthi-pooja/.
After his appearance, devotees with a grand celebration, thank the Lord for coming and blessing us and we immerse (Visarjan) the Lord in the water and return the Lord in the elephant form to His all pervading form
Devotees are encouraged to get special blessings on this day by becoming a Mukya Yajman, this entails the individual devotee or their families to participate in the Pooja for the festival. This is considered a very special act as the pooja will help the devotees in their inner purification. The donation of $101 will go towards helping Chinmaya Mission reaching out to more and more devotees and seekers, in turn the Mukya Yajman gains further merits due to them performing their duties as householder which is to support the spiritual welfare of others.
Pooja – Call Jana on 0438 460 573
Prasad – Call Uma on 9659 2614 if you wish to bring anything
What to bring
- Flowers, fruits, offering of donation and other offerings
- Yourself, your family and friends