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Ganesh Chaturthi & Visarjan (Birthday)
September 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chinmaya Mission Australia (Sydney) invites you to Lord Ganesh’s Birthday
“Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations / Visarjan”
10.00 AM – Pooja
10.30 AM – Leelas of Lord Ganesha talk by Swamiji
10.45 AM – Bhajans, Singing and Dancing with Lord Ganeshji
11.15 AM – Sweet Prasad
11.30AM – Drive to West Ryde near Ryde Wharf (to be confirmed on the day) for Emersement of Lord Ganeshji
*** Note: Making of Lord Ganesh in Clay will take place at Chinmaya Sannidhi at 10am on Sunday 4th September. All are welcome but pls register for free with Rahul 0402 587 579 if you don’t attend the Sunday family program. ****
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. 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.
Be Mukhya Yajman ($251)
Contact Sanjeev 0414 703 151
Bring a Sweet dish of Prasad to offer to the Lord,
Contact Rahul 0402 587 579
What to bring:
1) Sweet Prasad
2) Flowers, fruits, offering of donation and other offerings
3) Bring your family and friends.
****Sponsors are welcome****
More Info Contact:
Rahul 0402 587 579
Chinmaya Mission 0416 482 149