Deepavali Message: The Indestructible Divine Seed by Sri Swami Sivananda
Light, light, dazzling light everywhere! May our obeisance be to the Light of Lights, Brahman or God!
Deepavali is one of the numerous celebrations to which we are heir and which takes us at once back to the thought of our Godhead. This particular festival has a deep significance in several directions.
Our Master's 129th Birth Anniversary Celebrations were held at the Sivananda International Cultural Centre on Sunday, 4 September 2016 and at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills on Thursday, 8 September 2016. This momentous event also commemorated 20 years of the consecration of Ganga Rani (the first pool that was built and consecrated with Ganges water at SICC), to South Africa. The occasion also coincided with the final chanting of the 41-day recitation of the Sri Hanuman Chalisa which commenced at 6am and culminated with Havan.
As an offering to our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda, and to pray for world peace, Divine Life Society of SA will be commencing our 41 Day Sri Hanuman Chalisa Recital on Tuesday, 26 July 2016. The recital will continue for 41 days and culminate on Sunday, 4 September, coninciding with the 129th Birth Anniversary celebrations of our Divine Master to be held at Sivananda Stadium.
Devotees gathered in large numbers on Sunday, 10 July 2016 to celebrate the 91st Birth Anniversary of Pujya Swami Sahajananda at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills. The programme commenced at 6am with a short invocation, Ganga Arati and chanting followed by Darshan at Pujya Swamiji's Kutir, Pujya Swamiji's sacred room and Sahajananda Diamond Jubilee Centre. After breakfast, there was a special Children's Hour where the future custodians of the Society from our branches inspired and entertained us with plays, melodious Bhajans & Kirtans, demonstrations and talks.