Holi 2018 – #astateofholiness: 4 days to go!

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Shubh Holi

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

We had a wonderful celebration in Geeta Ashram earlier tonight, where we recited Chapter 12 and 15 of the Bhagavad Geeta, followed by the Holika Dahan. Here are some pictures!

Reciting Chapter 12 and 15 prior to the Holika Dahan.

Lighting of the Holika Fire

Holika Dahan

Holika Dahan

After the Holika Dahan, we made our way back to the prayer hall to celebrate the 120th birthday of our revered Guruji – Swami Hari Harji Maharaj 🙂

One of our devotees, Mrs Suresh Shukla, shared with us her fond memories with Swamiji. It was truly a wonderful feeling to be with our Geeta Parivaar Tonight.

We also sang bhajans and performed Paad Puja to our revered Guruji.

Devotees performing Paad Pooja to Guruji, led by Panditji

It was truly a blessed night!
We would like to thank each and every one for joining us tonight!

Our Holi celebrations don’t end here though – do join us for #astateofHOLIness on 10th March 2018!
Click here for more details.

Happy Holi!!!

Geeta Ashram Holi 2018 – #astateofholiness

 

Geeta Ashram Malaysia presents Holi 2018 – #astateofholiness

10th March 2018
11am – 4pm

Experience the bliss of Holi as we recreate the euphoria at the humble ashram grounds. A folly of colour and joy, love and friendship, young and old. And all for a charitable cause.

Get your dose of fusion Bollywood, EDM and Global Hits with the best entertainment line-up:

🎧 DJ SunnyBoi
🎧 Deejay Simran Malaysia
🎧 DJ Ali
🎧 DJ Amrith
🎧 DJ VKJ (Vinesh Kumar Joshi)

 

Performances by:
💥Punjabi Virsa Bhangra Group
💥Dhol Crew Malaysia
💥Geeta Ashram Youth & SDS Youth

 

Hosted by Emcee Nipun a.k.a MC-NC🎙

 

Colours sold at door @ RM20
Limited to first 3,000 pax only

Brought to you by the Geeta Ashram Youth.
Supported by Malaysian Bengalee Association (MBA), and organizers of Malaysia’s Largest Holi Festival.

A State of HOLIness @ Geeta Ashram Malaysia

 

Geeta Ashram Malaysia presents Holi 2018 – #astateofholiness
10th March 2018
11am – 4pm

Experience the bliss of Holi as we recreate the euphoria at the humble ashram grounds.
A folly of colour and joy, love and friendship, young and old.
And all for a charitable cause.

Colours sold at door @ RM20.
Limited to first 2,500 pax only.

Brought to you by the Geeta Ashram Youth.
Supported by Malaysian Bengalee Association (MBA), and organisers of Malaysia’s Largest Holi Festival.

More details coming soon…

Holi 2018 @ Geeta Ashram Malaysia

Jai Shree Krishna. Jai Gurudev.

We are truly excited for this year’s Holi Celebrations! 

We will be having two main programmes – on 01.03.2018 and 10.03.2018

Details of our first programme on 01.03.2018 is as follows:

120th Birthday Celebrations of Pujya Guruji and Lighting of Holi Fire
01.03.2018 (Tuesday)

10.00am – 1.00pm: Full Bhagavad Geeta Havan
7.00pm – 9.00pm: Lighting of Holi Fire with Guru Puja
Looking forward to having all of you with us!

Happy Holi!

the Geeta Ashram Youth would like to wish each and everyone a blessed Holi! 🎉😃🎊

May we all let go of all the negativity and bad qualities as we circumambulate around the Holika fire today! 🔥

May Bhagavan shower His blessings on each and everyone on this auspicious occasion!

Do join us for a spiritual Holi at Geeta Ashram today!

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Shubh Navratri! :D

The Geeta Ashram Youth would like to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Dushera and a Happy Navratri 🙂

We would like to share with you the lessons we learned during these last nine auspicious days!

Five things I learned about Navratri

By Vilsasha Belani

Navratri has just ended and with it, the nine nights of dancing the garba and dhandhiya raas, but I realised that there wasn’t a lot I knew about navratri beyond the “1, 2, 3, 4…” count of the dhandiya raas. So I did what any girl in this amazing age of technology does – I Googled it. So here are 5 new things I learned about navratri:

  1. There are nine forms of Shakti that are worshipped
    When I was little, I was always told that the first three days of Navratri are for the Goddess Durga, the next three days are for the Goddess Lakshmi and the last three for the Goddess Saraswati. But that really is just the simplified version. The Navdurgas, as they are called, in order are Shailaputri (Daughter of the Mountains) or Parvati, Brahmacharini, Chandragupta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and lastly, Siddidaatri.
  2. There is a reason behind the cocentric cirlces of the Garba.
    No, it’s not so there’s more space for the women and girls to dance. The co-centric circles are actually representative of the circle of life. Birth, death and rebirth is a continuous cycle we all must go through, but at the centre of the circle, unmoving and unchanging is the Goddess herself.
  3. The dandiya dance is actually a dramatization of a battle.
    The bamboo sticks or dandiya represent the mighty swords of the Goddess Durga during her battle with Mahishasura. The swishing and striking of the dandiyas together is a reenactment of the Goddess weilding her swords during the battle and bringing the evil king to an end.
  4. The Dandiya dance is not limited to only bamboo sticks
    The Mehr sect in India perform a type of Dandiya dance with swords and shields instead of the traditional bamboo sticks. The Mehr raas resembles strikes in a battle. Watch the video below for a performance done in the Royal Albert Hall:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUaMdVKJVqc 
  5. There is more to Navratri than it being just a celebration of the Goddess Durga
    Like many Hindu festivals, there is a strong social aspect attached to Navratri. It is a festival that brings together communities, old friends and family in this rushed, hulla-baloo of a world. It is one of the times where children can’t wait to go to temple and in between the twirling sticks and clapping, they learn and understand more of their culture and religion. There is no doubt that the spiritual side of this festival is very important, but one can’t disregard the joy of seeing friends, the exhilaration from the beat of the music and silent unity of goodwill as we pray for good in us to trump the bad.

We do hope that you had a wonderful nine days!

Jai Mata Di!

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