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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Let's go to Bhakti Dham Mangarh again! (Sadhana Shivir 2015)

Sadha Shivir Program 2015 with Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Let's go to Sharat Poornima Sadhana Shivir 2015

Let's go to Bhakti Dham again! A poem to inspire all of the readers of this blog to attend the Sharat Poornima Sadhana Shivir 2015 which begins next week. Please visit the official JKP Page for details on Sadhana Shivir 2015 at the Mangarh ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj. I encourage all my blog readers and visitors who haven't been to the ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj recently or at all, should come to experience the bliss of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj's satsang, for whatever amount of time they can come.

My heart quickens and my head feels light,
Butterflies in my stomach have taken flight,
My chest rises, then I laugh with delight,
I lie in my bed but can't sleep at night,
I can't concentrate, I can't read or write,
But ever so soon I will be all right,
Let's go to Bhakti Dham again!

I feel excited, awake and alive!
Senses and emotions are in overdrive,
I must remain focused, now I must strive
To contain myself so that I can survive
The remaining weeks before I arrive
On that cold parikrama, where I will revive,
Let's go to Bhakti Dham again.

I remember the first time I touched that place,
When I walked that Parikrama at the Master's pace,
With tears in my eyes, a breeze on my face,
I tasted the sweet nectar of Guru's Grace,
And though I lost all sense of Time and Space,
I felt at home, for I had touched base,
Now, let's go to Bhakti Dham again.

The sound of the music, the shade of the light
Permeate the heart so the soul shines bright,
If you dip down deep, you will reach the height,
Then the flame of love's passion you will ignite,
Let's go to Bhakti Dham again.

Let's join in a humble prayer,
That Maharaj ji will protect us while we're there,
That all will be well and under His care
While we are apart, between here and there,
And let each one who goes carry the prayer
Of those who remain here, while we are there,
Let's go to Bhakti Dham again.

What is Sharat Poornima Sadhana Shivir at Bhakti Dham, the Mangarh ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj?

Devotees of Kripalu Ji Maharaj during sadhana shivir 2015

Mangarh village in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, India, is the appearance place of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. Sadhana program is for one month.

It starts from Dashahra which falls in October. A few days after Dashahra, Sharat Poornima comes. It is the most auspicious day for the devotee of Radha Krishna because, on that particular night (about 5,000 years ago), the maharas leela had happened. On that same night Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj has appeared.

Arti of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj 2015
Arti of Radha Krishna during Sadhana Shivir at Bhakti Dham Mangarh

Every October thousands of devotees travel from throughout India and around the world to Mangarh to participate in the excelling birthday celebrations of Shree Maharajji and the annual sadhana program. This devotional intensive is an exceptional opportunity to experience higher states of Radha Krishna love. Devotees remember how during these precious weeks Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj would constantly Grace the souls with His Divine association, His unparalleled knowledge and His Divinely dynamic chantings of the names of Radha Krishna. Fortunate devotees who have attended these sadhana programs feel the enhanced closeness of Their Beloved Radha Krishna and an increased longing for Their Divine vision and love.

Throughout the sadhana program ecstatic chanting programs are scheduled in the satsang hall from morning to evening and Shree Maharajji tells the leelas of Radha Krishna (via video) and expounds the deepest devotional theory and practical aspects of devotion through his Divine discourses. Devotees also have the golden chance to do seva (devotional service) in the ashram during the sadhana program.

Magnificent celebrations are organized for the auspicious occasions of Sharat Poornima, Diwali and Govardhan Pooja. On these festival days huge crowds of thousands of devotees dance and chant, drowned in the love of Shyama Shyam and Shree Maharajji. Generous donations of clothing, utensils and blankets are distributed to the needy villagers with the Blessings of Jagadguru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj, who is renowned for his kindness and compassion.

Attending the sadhana program in Mangarh is a priceless Divine gift. It is an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in continuous devotion and service. Having Shree Maharajji’s satsang for an extended period of time elevates the consciousness of the devotees and establishes their mind in Radha Krishna love. The Mangarh sadhana program leaves an indelible imprint of love and devotion in the heart of the sincere devotees.

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