Jai Shri Krishna
Jai Shri Swaminarayan
Jai Shri Ramachandra
OM Namah Shivayah
Jai Hanuman Dada
Shri Ganeshay Namah
Saturday Satsang on October 22nd, 2022 will be held on the occasions of Hanumanji Maharaj Pujan, Lakshmi Pujan & Diwali Utsav in the presence of all interested devotees.
Diwali consists of the last five days of the Indian Samvat Year as per the Lunar calendar and begins with the month of Aso Vad Teras.
- Dhanteras: Worship of Lord Dhanvantri (in charge of holistic Ayurvedic Medicine)
- Kalichaudas: Worship of Hanumanji Maharaj
- Anas Asomas Shri Lakshmi Pujan
- Aso Vad Poonam Diwali (Enlightenment Day)
- The new Samvat year begins with the new moon
According to Vedic scriptures, the last few days of the year are very important for performing the fundamental Vedic worship of the appropriate deities to begin a better & prosperous new year.
On the first day of Diwali, we begin with Dhanteras and the worship of Lord Dhanvantari (the deity of Holistic Medicine) to attain our material and spiritual “target goal” (that only we can reach), if our health should be lacking. So we begin with the worship of Bhagwan Dhanvantari.
On the second day of Diwali, we perform the worship of Hanumanji Maharaj to decrease negative energy (urja) and enhance positive energy.
On the third day of Diwali, we worship Shri Lakshmi (Lakshmi Pujan) which enlightens our soul for our spiritual and material life and opens the door for the fourth day of Diwali (enlightenment). This takes us from darkness to a self-realized and enlightened state. Once the soul achieves enlightenment, it is ready to proceed to the new Samvat year with the new moon.
This is the sequence of the Vedic festival of new life, forgiveness, and progress for a prosperous new year for ourselves and all mankind. This is my understanding and significance of Diwali as per Vedic scripture. We appreciate and thank the Governor of the state of Arizona and the Secretary of state for declaring the month of October 2022 Hindu heritage month!
Shrimati Rupalben & Dr. Chaturbhai Jerambhai Babaria & family:
In memory of our parents AN Maniben (Nagajibhai) & AN Jerambhai Karamashibhai Babaria, and the occasion of Dr. Arati & Mrs. Rupalben’s birthdays
Our entire family: Harikrishna, Krishna, Dr. Arati, Dr. Shaunak & Dr. Radhika
Our brothers: Shri Sarva, Shri Manubhai & Samjuben, Dhirubhai & Jayaben, Dalpatbhai & Manjulaben, AN Vijayabhai, Ashwinbhai & Bharatiben & family
Our sisters: Champaben B. Asodaria, Savitaben G. Kathiria, Manjuben D. Gajera, Mukataben K. Vanparia, Liliben Z. Sakaria, Kamuben D. Ramolia, Vimalaben A. Lakhani & family
Shrimati Harshaben & Jigneshbhai D. Domadia & family:
In memory of their grandparents AN Maniben & Mavjibhai G. Domadia
OM, Meera, Shria & Shrimati Hemlataben & Dhirubhai
Shrimati Nimaben & Nishadbhai A. Patel & family: Veer & Viva
Shrimati & Ashokbhai Patel
Mrs. Fawn & Dr. Shanta Kumar:
In memory of their parents Mrs. Palani & Shri Muthu Kumar: Hastak Valli & Palani
COVID-19 precautions to be followed
Cooked prasad will be served
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
RSVP by 5:00 PM Thursday, October 20th, 2022
All volunteer ladies interested in prasad preparation for Maharaj, please contact Rupalben for further information.