Happy New Year!

The Geeta Ashram Youth would like to wish each and everyone a Shubh Ashtmi, Shubh Vaisakhi and a very Happy Vishu to all celebrating! 

It is indeed an Auspicious Day and we pray that Bhagawan continues to shower us with His Grace and Blessings 🙂

May this year bring good health, love and happiness to one and all!

Happy Shivaratri 😃

The Geeta Ashram Youth would like to wish each and everyone a blessed Shivaratri! 🙂 

May happiness and peace always surround you and your loved ones! 

For those who would like to learn more about this auspicious day, click here!

Om Namah Shivaya!

Shubh Ram Navami

The Geeta Ashram Youth would like to wish each and every one a very Happy Ram Navami 🙂 May Lord Rama shower his blessings upon us always 🙂

 

Do enjoy our article below, written by our youth – Vithal Narula, extolling the glories of Lord Rama, inspiring us to be better people 🙂

Ram Navami is the birthday of Lord Rama, which falls on the 9th day of the month of Chaitra. It is the day when Lord Vishnu was born as the elder son of Dasaratha, the King of Ayodhya. The purpose of His reincarnation was for the destruction of Ravana. Lord Rama was the prince of the Ikshvaku race. He was virtuous and of manly strength. He was the lord of the mind and the senses. Brava and valiant, He was yet gentle and modest. He was a sage in counsel, kind and sweet in speech, and most courteous and handsome in appearance. He was the master of all the divine weapons, and a great warrior. Ever devoted to the good and prosperity of His kingdom and His subjects, He was a defender of the weak and the protector of the righteous. Endowed with numerous wondrous powers of the mind, He was well versed in all sciences – in military science as well as the science of the Self.

Deep and unfathomed like the ocean, firm and steadfast like the Himalayan mountains, valiant like Lord Vishnu, He was the joy of Kaushalya. Though fierce like fire on the battlefield, He was calm like the cool breeze of the Mandara Hills, patient like Mother Earth, bounteous like the god of wealth and righteous like the lord of juctice himself. In the pains and griefs of His people, His heart swiftly sympathised with the sufferers. In the festive scenes which held them in joy, He like a father, shared their joys. By His honour and heroism, as well as by His gentleness and love for His subjects, He greatly endeared Himself to the hearts of His people. Such a great person was Lord Rama!

Though Ram Navami is a major festival which celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, it is widely celebrated by the worshippers of Lord Shiva, too. It is considered auspicious to undertake a fast on the day of Ram Navami, in the name of Rama. The objective of the fast is not to ask for special favours of the deity, but to seek perfection as a human being.

Lord Rama’s primary message is: fulfill your duty without any selfish motives. When he was exiled to the forest, Lord Rama did not complain “but that’s not fair”. He did not fight back in anger. Rather, he helped His father fulfill a promise; He lived according to His duty as a son and as a future king. He did not once think about himself, His own comforts, His own “rights”. Rather, he abided by His dharma and His duty.

Ravana’s ego led to his own demise, first the demise of his spirit and heart, then the demise of his body. he thought he was the one who ran everything. He thought that he was the ‘doer’ of it all. On the other hand, Lord Rama, was always humble, and he never took credit for anything. Even after he victoriously slew Ravana, he reported it to Sita only as, “and this is where Ravana died.”

As we celebrate this holiday, we revel in Lord Rama’s birth, let us ask ourselves, “Has the Rama taken birth inside us? Has the good in our hearts taken birth?” Ram Navami is not only a holiday about Lord Rama. It is a holy day, about examining ourselves. Life is so short. We know when the end will come. For how long do we want to let Ravana live in us? For how long do we want to be controlled by Ravana? We must give birth today to Lord Rama in our hearts.

Jai Shree Ram. Shubh Ram Navami.

Shubh Maha Shivratri

The Geeta Ashram Youth would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed Maha Shivaratri!

On this auspicious occasion, may the blessings of Lord Shiva be with all of you. May His glorious divine and merciful attributes remind us of our own abilities and empower us to lift ourselves to greater heights.

For the story of Shivratri, please click here.

Om Namah Shivaya

an Auspicious Day! :)

G.A Youth would like to wish everyone a very Happy Ponggal, Happy Makar Sankranti and Happy Lohri! 🙂 May Lord Krishna continue to shower his blessings and here’s to a blessed year ahead!

 

Blessed 2014, all :D

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The Geeta Ashram Youth would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 😀 😀 😀

May Bhagawan continue to shower his choicest blessings to each and every one of you 🙂 We hope that you have a wonderful year ahead!

Thank you so much to everyone who has made 2013 special for us youth 🙂 2014 is going to be a BIG and busy year for us and we hope to have your continuous support and blessings! We will be updating our blog all year round, so do follow us! (click on follow on the top left hand corner and put in your email address to get regular updates)

Here are some pictures from last night as we ushered in the New Year in Geeta Ashram.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations

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Join us in ushering in the New Year by chanting the Vishnu Sahasranaam 🙂

Pooja begins at 10pm till midnight on Dec 31 @ Geeta Ashram Malaysia. We will be chanting the glorious thousand names of the Lord and offer a tulsi leaf or a petal to Bhagavan as we chant His name.

What a beautiful and auspicious way to express our gratitude for all His grace in 2013 and to seek His blessings as 2014 begins.

* All devotees are requested to bring a thali, with an oil lamp and enough flowers or tulsi leaves for the pooja.

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