30 May 2012

Pilgrimage to Southern France with Swami Vishwananda

Here are some pictures from the Pilgrimage to France with Swami Vishwananda which took place last week:

On the map below you can see which way the pilgrimage went:

22 May 2012

Impressions of France Pilgrimage, May 2012 - Part 2

Some more pictures from the ongoing pilgrimage in Southern France. Apparently, the last few days have had extreme rain from morning til evening!

19 May 2012

Impressions of France Pilgrimage, May 2012 - Part 1

A short series at some photos from the ongoing Pilgrimage taking place in Southern France with Sri Swami Vishwananda.

Upcoming Seva in Kenya

Jai Gurudev,

The Kenya Seva Group comprised of devotees of Sri Swami Vishwananda, including Swami Vishwaramananda and Swamini Vishwamohini, calls for a re union in order to serve the needy.
As part of the Guruji's birthday celebrations this Seva is being held on the 17th June 2012.

"Joytown Primary School" is a special school for physically handicapped children. The school is situated in Thika town which serves 330 children currently.

The main service offered at the school is that of correcting limb deformities through a process that involves surgery and physiotherapy. 

The Seva will be held on the 17th June. Transport is being arranged for those who would like to come. Please send me your names, other details as soon as possible for the booking of vehicles.Transport charges will be at minimal fee.

Meanwhile please details below of the home requirements which have been sent out by the head teacher. If anyone would
like to make a donation from the below list please mail me the list. I propose we can send out all the contacts the proposed list in order to fund 330 children a small donation would even be blessed .

Here are the School needs.
    Bed sheets
    Bed covers
    Mosquito nets
    Maize flour
    Cooking fat
    School uniforms for the children

Your assistance will be highly appreciated.

I look forward to receiving your responses for those willing to come and also donations requirements.

Bansi Shah +254(0)720 053880 .

Khilan Shah +254(0)734699806

Bank Details
Nairobi , KENYA,
A/C: 01F75014801
Swiftcode: BKIDKENA

Jai Gurudev

16 May 2012

Kenya Seva Society

For several years, gradually, there has been a charity network built up in Kenya (which we reported about earlier) by devotees of Sri Swami Vishwananda.
There are several ongoing projects but here's a little YouTube video of one of the visits to a home for elderly and disabled people:

Rakesh has known Sri Swami Vishwananda  for more than 12 years and he is the founder of the Seva Society in Kenya.

(Unfortunately we caught Rakesh on a very photo-shy day!)

13 May 2012

Yesterday, after the Bhu Devi Yagna celebration, Binodini had the chance to talk with Swami Vishwananda to clear the last points about the France Pilgrimage.

Do you want to go here or there first?

Ok, we can change it.... then we have lunch there...

By the way: as we are organizing this pilgrimage to Southern France we can see how much work it is and have great respect for all that Yamunashree does with the pilgrimages through India!
This weekend the Bhu Devi Yagna takes place here at Shree Peetha Nilaya. Swami Vishwananda is celebrating all the rituals very lovingly and intensely.

At 9 different Kunds (fireplaces) a lot of Mantras for Bhu Devi (Mother Earth) were recited.
On one of the many rounds all the residents could also come offer samagri.

As a Yagna is an traditional vedic ritual there are some rules which should be followed - for all the ladies: please wear a long skirt or a Sari while sitting at the kund. For men it would be nice to wear a lunghi / dhoti. Thank You.

10 May 2012

Narashinga Celebration in South Africa

The 4th of May 2012 marked the Appearance Day of Narashinga Dev.
The Jwala Narasimha Temple in Johannesburg celebrated this glorious occasion over two days.
We were honoured by the huge attendance of Devotees from various organisations around Johannesburg and other areas of South Africa. We were also graced with the presence of Swami Bhakta Dhodhayan, from Vrindavan.
Puja, Maha-abishekum and yagna were performed on Friday 4th May 2012, followed by the first ever Yatra (Chariot Procession), hosted by Bhakti Marga in South Africa honouring our Dear Lord Narasimha, on Saturday 5th May 2012.

The Chariot Procession aroused the curiosity of many a resident along the route, who came out to witness and capture this great event on camera!
The hauling of this gigantic Chariot by the brave and enthusiastic Devotees, with the Lord at it’s helm, was made to feel like an effortless exercise despite the weight and size of it!
It was indeed a moving spiritual experience that many of us will never forget!

In Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Shanta-Narasimha Temple observed the day on the 4th of May 2012. Many people from afar attended the Kalash Puja, abishekam and Havan that were performed.

Jai Shri Narashinga Dev !
Jai Shri Mahavatar Kriya Babaji!
Jai Shri Swami Vishwananda Maha Prabhu!

4 May 2012

The celebration with Swami Vishwananda of Narashimha Chaturthi in London will be starting at about 5 pm (4 pm London time) this afternoon.

You can whatch it live at: