February 23rd was an eventful day globally as Mohanji’s devotees gathered together to celebrate his birthday with meditations, pujas, activities, and food. Read on about the celebrations in different parts of the world.
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On the occasion of Mohanji’s birthday, on Sunday, February 23rd, in Novi Sad, a group of people gathered to watch the recording of the satsang with Mohanji that was held in Sri Lanka the same day. Enjoying hot tea and vegan refreshments, people followed the satsang with immense pleasure. Satsang was simultaneously translated into Serbian by Mohanji Acharyas. After the satsang, the participants chanted the Mohanji Gayatri mantra 108 times, which was accompanied by Mohanji energy transfer that made everyone feel a sense of peace, contentment, and love.
The morning Conscious Walking was followed by feeding birds and fish.
The evening program consisted of chanting the Mohanji Gayatri mantra and the Bliss of Silence meditation. The session ended with a delicious cake which was a gift from a dear guest.
At the meditation centre in Vrsac, Zoran Milisic had an exhibition of his photographs from Kailash where he had been with Mohanji in August 2019. There was a Power of Purity meditation attended by 15 new people and a short discourse about the Shiva Principle and what Mohanji represents.
The month-long celebrations included yet another Power of Purity meditation on the night of Shivratri, which was attended by another 15 new people. On the day of Mohanji’s birthday, Blossoms of Love meditation was attended by 10 new people.
Celebrations commenced on Sunday, 23 February, by watching a part of the birthday satsang that was streamed live from Sri Lanka. It was a happy moment for the newcomers who were hearing and seeing Mohanji for the very first time. The scheduled meditation was Bliss of Silence which was exactly the silence about which Mohanji spoke about in the satsang. Some people felt the blessings and presence of the great Master Mahavatar Babaji. Mohanji’s aarati was performed for the first time. All the participants showed respect and felt an even stronger connection with Mohanji. The participants lingered amidst laughter, talking and delicious vegan snacks prepared by the loving devotees. To carry the beautiful memory home, each person was gifted a card with Mohanji’s quote and photo. People sat in a circle and lovingly read out the messages in the cards.
The evening of 23rd February was spent cheerfully by the Mohanji Macedonian Family. The group enjoyed chanting Mohanji’s Gayatri and singing Mohanji’s bhajans. The program ended with a short meditation in which the participants felt gratitude for Mohanji, followed by aarati. The evening concluded with a delicious birthday cake and sumptuous vegan snacks.
On Mohanji’s birthday, a half-day Acharya program was conducted by Helena Bjelaković and Izabela Jovović. There were a vegan lunch and a healthy vegan birthday cake made by Mirjana Manjaka for everyone after the program.
The group watched the live stream of Mohanji’s birthday satsang from Sri Lanka.
During the birthday week, volunteers visited an old age home for Freedom meditation, quiz, and songs. Weekly PoP meditation was started at a new location.
On the 22nd, Mohanji’s birthday was joyfully celebrated with chanting the Mohanji Gayatri, Guru Paduka Stotram, bhajans, a dance about Lord Shiva, Mohanji’s birthday message, cake cutting, aarati, and vegan dinner. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful vibrations and Mohanji’s presence without presence.
On the 23rd, a sadhana morning took place in Mohanji’s consciousness with Kriya, followed by Blossoms of Love meditation with MET, listening to the Shivakavacham, satsang and a vegan lunch.
Finland celebrated Mohanji’s birthday with Bliss of Silence meditation, watching Mohanji’s live satsang and a delicious birthday cake. Everyone felt blessed to be a part of this celebration.
In Denmark, a group of four people came together to celebrate Mohanji’s birthday, with one person being a first-timer. After a powerful Blossoms of Love meditation, the group watched the live stream of the satsang from Sri Lanka. The celebrations concluded with homemade vegan soup and birthday cake. The participants felt that it was a lovely afternoon in Mohanji’s Consciousness.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
In Bjeljina, there was Blossoms of Love meditation and in Sarajevo there was Conscious Walking. The team in Bjeljina visited and gave donations to a poverty-stricken family too.
Different parts of India celebrated Mohanji’s birthday with a lot of love and enthusiasm.
A blissful Power of Purity Meditation was conducted in Bangalore on February 23rd for Mohanji’s birthday. 10 people participated in the program of which 2 of them were doing the meditation for the first time. This was followed by aarti, prasad, and lunch. The participants witnessed an “M” on the flames of the aarati.
One newcomer said that he had tears in his eyes while doing the meditation and felt very happy and peaceful post-meditation. He expressed a desire to attend more of such sessions along with his wife. Another person who almost dropped out of attending the program due to a tough situation at home was glad to have joined as it completely transformed her into a very blissful state.
It was party time for the Chennai team during Mohanji’s birthday. 5 volunteers spent a fun-filled morning at a girls’ home on 23rd February. The program commenced with singing the Happy Birthday song for Mohanji. The children were then taught to chant Aum after which they were gradually led into the Freedom Meditation in Tamil. A volunteer then taught them a Bhajan which the girls sang beautifully. There was a lot of dancing and singing followed by an activity in which the girls learnt to make a keychain with wool.
Mohanji’s birthday was also celebrated at the Chennai Sadhana Center starting with Adhanga Pooja followed by Bliss of Silence meditation, satsang, and aarati. Some of the participants felt Mohanji’s presence very strongly.
DELHI – NIZAMUDDIN
Delhi ushered in Mohanji’s birthday with the Power of Purity meditation, Nirvana Shatkam, and Mohanji aarati, during the auspicious Brahma Muhurta (early morning).
DELHI – VIKASPURI
At another centre, Vikaspuri, in Delhi, Mohanji’s birthday evening celebrations began with a calming session of Power of Purity Meditation, followed by Mohanji’s aarati and Baba’s aarati.
In Hyderabad, Mohanji’s birthday was celebrated on 23rd February with a blissful session of Power of Purity Meditation.
A small team from Hyderabad visited the Datta Temple at Ganganapur in Karnataka near the Datta Paduka, and Mohanji pooja was done inside the main shrine.
The Jammu team celebrated Mohanji’s birthday by conducting a havan ceremony and chanting the Mohanji Gayatri 108 times. It was followed by a satsang and bhajans and concluded with Mohanji’s aarati.
An article was published in Jammu’s newspaper on Mohanji’s birthday.
Mohanji’s birthday was celebrated in Kerala by doing Archanas (worship) at various temples and also chanting was done at the Shirdi Sai temple, Palakkad, Kerala.
Kolkata Team celebrated on 23rd February, starting with the Guru Stotram, 108 times chant of Mohanji Gayatri, and a session of Power of Purity Meditation. This was followed by the Guru Paduka Stotram and aarati. Everyone relished the delicious birthday cake.
Birthday celebrations took place at Siddheshwar Mahadev temple, Palghar, Maharashtra. The program conducted by Mohanji Acharya Hemkant Pagdhare, commenced with Mohanji aarati and Dattatreya aarati followed by chanting the Mohanji Gayatri 108 times with Manas puja. There were a total of 5 participants. After prasad and refreshments, the noontime Mohanji aarati was performed followed by PoP meditation and some experience sharing. The program concluded with feeding fish.
Mumbai team celebrated Mohanji’s birthday in 2 centres – Malad and Mahim. At Malad, the Power of Purity Meditation was followed by aarati and cake cutting ceremony. At Mahim, Maha Mrityunjaya jaap was conducted for Mohanji’s good health, followed by aarati, and a birthday cake.
In the evening at Matunga, Maha Mritunjaya jaap was chanted for Mohanji’s good health, followed by Mohanji’s aarati. Mohanji’s live stream of the satsang on his birthday was enjoyed by all. After the satsang, everyone relished the birthday cake and vada pav along with some sweets as prasad.
In Odisha, Mohanji’s birthday was celebrated at Taponga. Freedom Meditation was done with 30 multiple handicapped children. And also the Power of Purity meditation was conducted with 24 leprosy patients.
The Pune team celebrated Mohanji’s birthday with Freedom Meditation, followed by chanting and aarati.
The Shirdi team celebrated Mohanji’s birthday in a Zilla Parishad School at Sakori. Freedom meditation and chanting were done by the kids of the school. The kids had beautiful experiences during energy transfer, and the teachers felt Mohanji’s presence very strongly.
Mohanji’s birthday was celebrated in Qatar with meditation and Mohanji Energy Transfer.
Singapore team celebrated Mohanji’s birthday at the picturesque location of the Botanical Gardens. The day started with Consciousness Kriya followed by Conscious Walking and Blossom of Love Meditation. The morning energy was so powerful and fulfilling.
A group of twenty people suddenly joined the participants for the birthday cake cutting. A few pigeons were fed with a delicious cake. The group then went on to feed the turtles, swans, fishes and more birds. It was a big party for many people, making everyone so joyful.
Various centers in South Africa celebrated Mohanji’s birthday on a grand scale.
Mohanji Centre: Randburg
On the very special day of Mohanji’s Birthday, the ‘Heal from Within’ program was conducted by Sameera Khan, Mohanji Acharya. The program began with a presentation on Frequency and Healing. It was then followed through with a short session of light traditional yoga while sitting before going into the Power of Purity meditation.
The events concluded with a live Youtube stream with Mohanji from Sri Lanka, aarati and a vegan cake.
The whole place was permeated with love as the devotees gathered at this beautiful home called Mohanji Centre-Centurion in South Africa. The atmosphere was of holiness, gratitude, respect and of heart-centredness, as the group joined together in celebration of Mohanji. It was an extraordinary day with the guests enveloped in scintillating higher energies enhanced by live music and the sweetest of songs honouring Mohanji. A satsang by Mohanji Acharya Ami Hughes was welcomed and deeply appreciated by the guests. After lunch, a Paada Puja was done. There was a delicious vegan cake that was enjoyed by all.
Celebrations of Mohanji’ birthday commenced with the 6 am aarati. A refreshing session of Conscious Walking followed at a park. In the morning, though the park was closed, a guard came and opened the gates unexpectedly for the participants. It was felt as if Mohanji gave the group an opportunity to experience Conscious Walking at the park.
Vegan cakes were prepared for Mohanji. The program began with Mohanji aarati, and then cutting the cake by a little boy called Ariv, who shares his birthday with Mohanji. Ariv offered a piece of cake to Mohanji’s photo, and after a few seconds said, “He ate it”.
All gathered to enjoy the offerings to Mohanji and soak into the beautiful teachings by watching Mohanji’s live satsang.
Dattatapovan Ashram, Durban
Mohanjis birthday celebrations extended over a few days at Mohanji Dattatapovan Ashram in Durban, South Africa. It was a spectacular event that brought devotees together with the joy of oneness with Mohanji’s consciousness.
The birthday celebration commenced with Shivarathri on Friday, with 12 hours of continuous chanting of the Maha Mritunjaya mantra while performing a special homa. The honorable minister of South African Parliament Shamim Rajbansi, who has been deeply connected to Lord Datta and following Mohanji, was present on this occasion. She has been very impressed with Mohanji’s teachings and hence been very supportive in various projects such as Shirdi Sai temple and Mohanji lifestyle village.
On Saturday evening, ‘Rhythm of Mohanji’ concert consisting of soul-soothing bhajans was rendered by a local artist. The artist had many experiences in the ashram. Even though he visits so many temples, at this ashram he felt immense peace and did not want to leave the place. The artist’s Guru also unexpectedly joined him. His Guru also felt immense energy when he was offered a tulsi mala that was placed at Mohanji’s feet. He later described how this surge of energy moved through his body and how he had goosebumps and his hair stood on end.
Individuals then started chanting Mohanji Gayatri mantra from 6pm Saturday night till 6pm Sunday night continuously for 24hrs.
On Sunday, on Mohanji’s birthday, the group performed Shri Dattatreya sahasranam, Mohanji Guru Puja, Mohanji padam puja, and Guru Gita – Shri Maha Mritunjaya – Shri Narashima – Shri Pratangira protection homa and ended the puja with Mohanji aarati.
A beautiful vegan cake baked by a resident ashram devotee was cut in Mohanji’s honour and everyone sang for him. The programs concluded with Shirdi Babaji aarati.
Many new people connected with Mohanji and many people increased their connection over Mohanji’s birthday celebrations. Everyone got together and truly worked hard as a single-family. Devotees from Johannesburg and Newcastle also attended the celebrations, creating an increase in harmony and oneness.
Mohanji’s birthday was celebrated by distributing food to the homeless. There was also meditation, chanting and satsang held at the Centre. A beautiful cake was cut and concluded with the aarati.
Mohanji’s birthday celebrations started on Friday, February 21st, with a beautiful program for children at an elementary school in Washington DC. The kids sang the birthday song and did artwork as they fully had fun and laughter complete with cupcakes and goodies. Mohanji’s dear and beloved followers and Music and Art teachers, Benjamin Sands and Kimberly King organized the program.
Later that day, Maha Shivaratri was celebrated with all-night vigil, in lively prayer, chanting, bhajans and offerings of the ritual abhisekam 4 times during the night, in Virginia.
Completely energized with prayers all night long, the group continued with an HSTY session in the morning, followed by cooking some mixed vegetable rice and a hearty soup and bringing it to a nearby shelter with some bread, fruits, and juice.
A very intense and highly energized Power of Purity meditation was conducted on the evening of Feb 22nd. Basking in the beautiful and powerful presence of Mohanji, the team celebrated his birthday with cake cutting and dinner. As the group was enjoying the magnificent and abundantly blissful and auspicious aura of Mohanji, he acknowledged and thanked the team for the wishes through a text message.
As the meditation was completed in Virginia, a message was received from North Carolina that they simultaneously conducted the PoP meditation there, and the room was filled with a divine fragrance.
Celebrations all around the US included the Freedom Meditation in New York, PoP meditation in Michigan and New Jersey, Freedom Meditation in Florida, PoP and Freedom meditation in San Francisco.
Mohanji’s Birthday Celebration in Connecticut
A meditation activity was conducted at the local Hindu temple on Feb 23rd, 2020. The volunteer conducted the Freedom meditation using the transcript and the 60 people of which 30 were children, sat quietly and enjoyed the short meditation session.
The joyful occasion of Mohanji’s birthday was celebrated with hearts expanded with love ️ and lots of gratitude and birthday wishes to Mohanji. The team celebrated with Paduka Pujan (Holy Feet Worship) and vegan cake cutting.
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
On the occasion of Mohanji’s birthday, there was Conscious Walking in Melbourne, Australia.
There was a stream of new songs offered by devotees that filled the air with devotion and bliss.
Mohanji’s Aarati in Tamil by Madhu’s mother from Mumbai
Mohanji’s Aarati in Marathi by Mahesh from Canada
Datta Aarati by Sanjay from Canada
A song by Sudha & Kirti from UK
A song by Sonia from Australia
Two songs by Ulla from Denmark.
From Neelu and Jyoti
Wishing MOHANJI a very happy and blessed Birthday. A humble offering from Neelu and Jyoti on this happy occasion.
“I want to share a beautiful experience with you all. I was preparing a song for Mohanji to dedicate on Mohanji’s birthday and it was almost done but at the last moment my recordist’s mother expired and the song could not come up. I was praying to Baba for direction yesterday as I was a little disappointed and within 15 minutes with his grace he made me write down the lyrics of the song “Mere Mohan Mehar Kar” and thanks to Neelu who volunteered to make the video on such short notice. It is amazing, we often take doership but actually, it is he who is doing everything.”
From Kirti, Rakesh and Sudha Thakur UK
This bhajan is a heartfelt tribute to Mohanji on his birthday 23rd Feb 2020 with love at his lotus feet.
From Ulla Bernholdt
From Sonia Gandhi
Here is yet another devotional song by our Sonia Gandhi that was offered to Mohanji on his Birthday and enjoyed by the audience present at the function.
Birthday offering at the lotus feet of Mohanji – a poem from Sudha Thakur, UK:
Mere Mann Ka Mann Mohan
Sthit Mann Mein Mann Mohan
Chitta Mohan Tan Mohan
Karta Mohan Karak Mohan
Bhav Sagar Se Tarak Mohan
Sthit Mann Mein Mann Mohan
Mere Mann Ka Mann Mohan
English translation :
My Heart’s joy is Mohan
Resides in my heart, the joy Mohan
Consciousness is Mohan, Body is Mohan
Doer is Mohan, Done is Mohan
From the Ocean of life, the Liberator is Mohan
Resides in my heart, the joy Mohan
My heart’s joy is Mohan
A very Happy Birthday to my dear Mohanji
From Sneha Sadya
With lots of loving wishes to dear Mohanji.
||JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||