Sunday, October 18, 2009

Diwali Darshan

Swami Vishwananda
Swami Vishwananda gave Diwali Darshan last night at Springen on October 17, 2009, the lunar calendar day for this year’s Diwali Festival of Lights. Next year’s Diwali 2010 date will fall within the lunar calendar on November 5. Gurudev gave a pre-Darshan talk relating to the necessity of controlling the mind of man on his way to enlightenment. Swami said that man makes himself miserable and his life difficult unless he learns to control the mind. Conquering the mind is essential on the Bhakti Marga Path, the way of devotion to God and the Divine within, that Swami Vishwananda both follows and teaches His devotees and disciples. After His talk, Swami Vishwananda guided everyone in a beautiful and helpful meditation.

In late afternoon and before Darshan, a Lakshmi Puja was performed. Many petite oil lamps were lit and placed in the temple windows to welcome the Divine Mother Goddess, Maha Lakshmi.

More Diwali Information – Reference Yesterday’s Blog Entries: on this blog see entry below this one @

Maha Lakshmi Aarti Video

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