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Guru Poornima Festival
July 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chinmaya Mission Sydney invites you to celebrate
Vyasa Poornima / Guru Poornima
“Remembering and being Grateful to the Guru”
5.00PM: Vyasa Puja (in remembrance of all our Gurus)
5.45PM: Sharing and showing gratitude to our Guru and how
important is guru in my life
6.15PM: Bhajans & Video Presentations
6.45PM: Arati & Pushpanjali & Offerings to your Guru & Prasad
Why Celebrate Vyasa Poornima?
The Poornima (Full Moon) Day in the month of Ashadha (July-August) is known as “Vyasa Purnima or Guru Poornima”.
This is a very sacred day on which special worship is performed to the Gurus, who, through their Infinite Compassion and Supreme Grace, have imparted the Knowledge of the Absolute (Brahma Vidya) through a long and continuous line of Acharyas (Guru Parampara) to all the Seekers of the Self. Also to show gratitude to all those teachers who have made us who we are till today.
Among the Gurus, Sri Veda Vyasa stands the foremost and on this day, special pujas are offered to Vyasa Maharishi. He codified the Vedas into four divisions [1131 Sakhas or Recensions divided into Rig (21 sakhas), Yajur (101 sakhas), Sama (1000 sakhas) and Atharvana Veda (9 sakhas)]; wrote the Brahma Sutras (555 Sutras or Aphorisms integrating the messages of the Upanishads relating to Jiva, the Universe and Brahman); wrote 18 Maha Puranas. He had witnessed and narrated the various incidents of the Mahabharata (with Ganapati as the writer) which contains the crown jewel of our Dharma, the Bhagavad Gita. Sage Vyasa is also believed to be a Chirajeevin Deathless).
Among the Modern Gurus, Swami Chinmayanandaji stands out as the giver of Bhagavad Geeta and Upanishads to the world in English and provided a beautiful framework for all age groups to gain the ancient wisdom which Veda Vyasa Rishi started.
What to bring?
* Any other offering
* Most of all yourself, your family members and friends
* Also don’t forget to give Guru Dakshinas to your Guru.
1) Be Mukhya Yajman (Sponsor) for Pooja. Who is a Yajman, on behalf of his/her family plus the rest of the devotees gathered, this person will do the pooja guided by Swamiji.
Contact Sanjeev Kapur on 0419 289 895
2) Bring a light sweet prasad to offer
contact Uma Ji 9659 2614
3) Come and Sing Bhajans
Contact Pushpa Jagadish on 0475 955 207
4) Come and help with the decorations, sponsors the flowers.
Contact Ashi Chiba on 02 9686 1994
For more details contact Chinmaya Mission 0416 482 149
Join us with your family and friends on this Special Occasion!!
Event Cost : Free for all (Sponsors are welcome to support the event)