Happy New Year: Happy New You!
Parmarth Rishikumar’s preformed an enthralling and beautiful New Year’s dance and prayer dedicated to Lord Ganesha. As Sadhvi Bhagawatiji later shared and elaborated on the message of the special performance, she explained that Lord Ganesha is also worshiped during the New Year’s as He is ‘remover of all obstacles.’ She explained the New Year’s is a time for resolutions and new beginnings, to remove all that blocks us or holds us back from living in peace, bliss and love. She expressed, on behalf of Parmarth Niketan and the entire Parmarth Parivar, as the New Year dawns may it also bring onto us the beginning of a New Us.
A beautiful question and answer followed the ceremony in which visitors sat with Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji in the warmth of Pujya Swamiji’s hut to seek His blessings and guidance on how to start the New Year. For many families the answers the got were so profound that many year’s of grudges and resentment came down in a few minutes of their divine presence. Prasad and dinner was offered to all.
A group of inspired visitors staying at Parmarth decided to celebrate their New Year’s eve by handing warm blankets to those sleeping out in the streets, for whom this New Year’s was a rather cold one. While most places in the world people celebrate the coming of the New Year by enjoying and having fun at end of the year parties while counting down the seconds before the New Year’s, a rather quiet New Year’s was heralded by the divine souls at the ashram by engaging in service. The enthusiastic smiles and spirits lit and energized the whole atmosphere.