Vrindavan Lawns, Chavan Nagar, Opposite Sakal Nagar, University-Baner Road
6:00 - 10:00 pm
11 Jan 2020
We are delighted to invite you for the first Darshan with Paramahamsa Vishwananda in city of Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Seeing and being seen by the Divine
The word Darshan is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘drsh’, which means ‘sight’ or ‘having a glimpse of’ the Divine. To receive a personal blessing (Darshan) from a Realised Master is one of the greatest gifts given to mankind. The Love you feel during Darshan is not something from the outside, it is your own Divinity revealing itself to you. Parmahamsa Vishwananda’s aim is to awaken the inner Light and Love of your soul. This gives the opportunity to realise we all have the same love inside of us, to intensify that love and become one with it, then to share it with everyone around us.
The Darshan experience
The Darshan programme includes devotional music and songs from various traditions, inspirational talks and, of course, the Darshan blessing itself. The programme opens with a short ceremony honouring the Guru. Once Paramahamsa Vishwananda arrives, he usually sings two or three bhajans, a call-and-response style of song which praises the Divine. He may or may not give a short talk. When he is ready, he will prepare himself with a few moments of silence. This is the time when people will begin to queue up, generally families with children first. Once the Darshan begins, it will continue until everyone has had a turn. Musicians will sing and devotees may tell stories throughout the entire Darshan. The event closes with arati, which is an offering of light to the Divine.
To learn more about Paramahamsa Vishwananda please visit his peronal website at paramahamsavishwananda.com.
During the event
· A rose petal to remind you of the beauty of your soul.
· A piece of candy which represents the sweetness of life.
· A small packet of vibhuti (sacred ash) symobolizing the impermanance of the material world. Vibhuti has healing properties, it can be kept on your altar, applied to your forehead during meditation or mixed with water and drunk.
Paramahamsa Vishwananda may or may not speak with you after he removes his hand from your head. If you have a short question for him, please ask before he moves on to the next person. You may also hand him photographs, books, prayer beads or murtis to bless. Once you return to your seat, take time to sit quietly and go inward to reflect upon your experience.
Enjoy the experience
Leaving the room
How long will it last?
Dakshina is a financial gift that is given to a spiritual Master in gratitude for a blessing. It is in no way required. When given in the spirit of love, without any expectation or obligation to pay, it amplifies the blessing received.
If you would like to contribute your support to Guruji’s mission, you may do so by putting your dakshina in a blue ‘Krishna Arpan’ envelope, found next to the Donation box.
If your life has been enriched through your experiences with Paramahamsa Vishwananda, you believe in his teachings, or you want to support his mission, consider becoming a Friend of Bhakti Marga.
Bhakti Bharat will recommend you a hotel via email. You will need to book accommodation by yourself.