Bhagavad Geeta Classes with Bro Ashok

We are happy to announce that we will be starting Bhagavad Geeta Classes with Bro Ashok Berumal on 04.11.2017. We will be starting from Chapter 1. Details on the classes are as follows:

Date: 04.11.2017, and every Saturday after that

Time: 4.30pm to 6.00pm

Venue: Brickfields Asia College, Jalan Vivekananda, Brickfields

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Shubh Diwali

We would like to wish each and everyone a happy Diwali! ๐ŸŽ‰ May this Festival of Lights bring with it wisdom to see the light within!

Flower Rangoli

Wishing each and every one a wonderful time with family and friends! ๐Ÿ’•May Bhagawan’s blessings be with you always! Jai Shree Krishna! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Happy Holi!

the Geeta Ashram Youth would like to wish each and everyone a blessed Holi! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽŠ

May we all let go of all the negativity and bad qualities as we circumambulate around the Holika fire today! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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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Holi 2016 – A Spiritual Holi

Jai Shree Krishna. Jai Gurudev.

The Geeta Ashram Youth would like to invite each and everyone to join us for our Holi Celebrations this year!

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We have an exciting evening planned and we look forward to sharing this special day with all of you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope to see you there!

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Holi 2016!

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The Geeta Ashram Youth are all geared up for our next event – Holi 2016! ๐Ÿ™‚

Celebrations this year will be much more exciting with a live sketch, Holika Dahan, story telling and sooo much more! Our itenary will be up in no time ๐Ÿ™‚

We look forward to having all of you join us at Geeta Ashram Malaysia for this auspicious day!

Thursdays with Ashok – Lesson 4

Last Thursday, we covered Chapter 1 Verse 28 – 36

Here is the audio clip from our lesson last week! ๐Ÿ™‚

For those who would like to re-cap or listen from Lesson 1, or if you have any trouble assessing the audio clip from this post – you may also click here! ๐Ÿ˜€ JSK!

Shubh Navratri! :D

The Geeta Ashram Youth would like to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Dushera and a Happy Navratri ๐Ÿ™‚

We would like to share with you the lessons we learned during theseย 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 wasnโ€™t a lot I knew about navratri beyond the โ€œ1, 2, 3, 4โ€ฆโ€ 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, itโ€™s not so thereโ€™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 canโ€™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 canโ€™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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