Tag: South Africa

A Time to get Together!

My hearty greetings to all the devotees, friends and admirers in Singapore and all over the world! My maiden Diwali night is here in Singapore! What a joyous day to worship Mother Kali in all Her glory!  e-Satsang thru Blogging WordPress provides statistics for…

Can Farewell be joyful ?

====================================== We have heard about many a tearful farewell. Joyful farewell? No. But it was so when people of different strata of society came in large numbers to many places to bid me farewell on the eve of my departure from South Africa. Though…

Remembering the redeemer

Enchanting eight day function I have the honour to receive host of mails from devotees of different parts of the world enquiring how Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations were conducted by our Centre in South Africa. Thanks for their well-meant curiosity. I do take delight…

Implementing ideas

Annual Conference on Hinduism A Report by Deveshnie Govender Religion forms the building blocks of any individual’s life. In the rapidly changing society which is being bombarded with Westernization and technological advancement many of us face the dilemma of deferring from our routes and…

Image immersion

Happy Shubha Vijaya! This year is the fourth year that I was blessed to witness Navaratri celebration here in our Centres of South Africa. Two years back, Mother made me visit all our branches in Northern Natal about which you might have read in this…

Why Ganesha ‘Lord of Obstacles’?

||Om hreem Vighneshwaraaya namaha|| A very happy ‘Sri Ganesha chaturthi’ to every one! It is a joyous occasion always. All our Centres in South Africa celebrate this day in a solemn manner. Importance is given to japa whereby the wisdom aspect of our personalities…

Krishna Ashtami greetings!

Dear Devotees Aum Namo Narayanaya! Hindus all along have, from time immemorial, been worshippers of God in form. We strongly believe that the formless, infinite Ishwara who is nitya (eternal), buddha (awakened), shuddha (ever pure) and mukta (ever free) does alone takes any form…

Spiritual sojourn

Welcome to South Africa! Next Thursday night i.e., on July 15, 2010, His Holiness Sri Swami Shantatmanandaji Maharaj, the Head of our New Delhi Ramakrishna Mission branch will be with us in Durban. He is eagerly looking forward to pay a 15-day visit to this…

Fascinating Festival

The first Children’s Cultural Festival (CCF) that I saw in Durban was in 2007, three months after I was posted to South Africa. I had attended earlier many such functions in India and had come to the conclusion that too long hours was too…

Meaningful Meet at Maritzburg

A Report by Avthar Sewrathan Many countries have their own National Youth Days. In South Africa, National Youth Day is celebrated on 16 June every year. Each country has its own reasons to celebrate it. India has its National Youth Day on 12 January…

Maha Shivaratri

Maata mey Paarvati Devi, Pitaa Devo Maheswaraha | Baandhava Shiva Bhaktaascha Svadesho Bhuvanatrayam || Paarvati devi is my Mother, father is Maheshwara – Shiva. Relatives are the devotees of Shiva and my own country is all the three worlds. -Sri Adisankaracharya ======================================== Dear Readers…

Youth ‘Retreat’ – going ahead?

A Report by Chetan Ramlall Many countries have their own National Youth Days. In South Africa, National Youth Day is celebrated on 16 June every year. Each country has its own reasons to celebrate it. India has its National Youth Day on 12 January…

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