JNANA YAJNA BY PUJYA SWAMI BRAHMANANDA
Pujya Swami Brahmananda conducted a Jnana Yajna on Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi’s thoughts from 4/10/2015 to 10/10/2015 at Ramana Heritage Centre in Sanjayanagar, Bengaluru. The Yajna was inaugurated by Sri S Shadakshari, trustee of Chinmaya Mission and a devotee of Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi.
Ramana Maharshi’s philosophy has been to encourage sadhaks to understand the basic truth that peace of mind which everyone is searching in the outer world is one’s own nature. It is not necessary to waste time in the outer world, but try to dwell deep inside by removing the layers of panchakosha through a contemplative and sincere mind. It is necessary to transcend the BMI and destroy the questioner himself when all doubts and confusions vanish. The Yajna was well attended.
Navaratri and Duserah festival was celebrated in Bengaluru from 10/10/2015 to 21/10/2015 at SRIPAADAKSHETRA, J P Nagar amidst all ritualistic fervour to bring awareness of the importance of our rich culture to the present generation besides introducing the real meaning of our festivals along with philosophical background and relevance to the present day world. The programmes consisted of daily archana and puja to the beautifully decorated Goddess in all the three forms of Knowledge, Wealth and Power, Satsang and Cultural programmes. Mission members and devotees from every corner of the city visited on all the days and participated with great enthusiasm adding glamour and serenity to the festival.
International Geeta Chanting Competition (Karnataka) – State Level – A Report
As part of the Chinmaya Birth Centenary Celebrations, the International Geeta Chanting Competition – Chant Geeta, Enchant Krishna was conducted in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka in two levels – Centre/zonal level and City level. The competition was held in four different age group categories. About 15,000 children across the state registered for the competition.
The State level competition participated by 145 children from Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi, Dharwad, Mandya, Kolar, Tumkur, Shivamogga, Siriguppa, Sagara, and Tiptur was conducted on 26th October 2015 at Deenabandhu Devasthanam, Indiranagar. All participants received participation certificate and a kit of books relevant to their age.
The competition was quite stiff and the judges had a tough task in the process. First prize winners received cash prize of Rs 10,000 along with a Memento. Second prize winners received cash prize of Rs 5000. Third prize winners received cash prize of Rs 3000. All the 3 winners in each group received a copy of Pujya Gurudev’s commentary on Holy Geeta. Around 45 consolation prizes of Rs1000 each were given across all 4 groups.
The first and second prize winners of each group will now represent Karnataka in the National level which is to be held in Chinmaya Vibhooti, Kolwan, Pune on 22nd Nov 2015.