“The worship of Lord Ganesha signifies placing the Divine before each and every one of our actions.” ~ Prabhuji
You are heartily invited to attend the
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration
at the Prabhuji Sakshi Yoga Center.
Ganesh Chaturthi is the appearance day of Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed God and Lord of auspicious beginnings who removes the obstacles from the way and bestows wisdom and prosperity. At the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, we will honor Ganesh with ecstatic kirtan chanting, tell his story and pastimes, offer him various items and holy mantras in a Vedic puja ceremony, and serve him laddus -- the round sweets that he loves so much!
Light Prasadam, or sanctified food, will be served.
Where: Prabhuji Sakshi Yoga Center at 20-29 38th Street, Astoria, NY 11105
When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 7:00 pm
What to bring: You can bring fruit to offer to Ganesha.
Suggested donation for the event: $21
To read more about Lord Ganesh, click here.
If you have a personal deity of Lord Ganesh- you are invited to bring him along. The pujaries will perform an abhishekam (bathing ceremony) to him for a small donation of $51. If you do not have a personal deity, you will be able to purchase one at the center.
To express your devotion to Lord Ganesh on his special day, you can choose any of the following options:
Sponsor the entire puja - $108
The sponsor will receive a special kalash (traditional jar) filled with charanamrita, which is the mixture of milk, honey, water, etc. that was used to bathe Lord Ganesha. This mixture emanates directly from the holy feet of Ganesha, and is blessed with Vedic mantras. It is considered very auspicious and a direct blessing from the Divine.
Sponsor the Laddu offering - $51
Laddus are round and very sweet balls that are especially favored by Lord Ganesh. Make this your offering! The laddu sponsor will receive a framed photo of Lord Ganesha as well as a printed recipe to make laddus at home! The offering will be served as prasadam to all the event participants.
We look forward to seeing you there!