The Diwali Puja celebrations were momentous for all the Sahaja Yogis present in Cabella from the 15th to the 19th of October. Here is a brief account of those lovely days, along with a small excerpt of Mother's talk from previous years on the significance of each day that was celebrated.
15th October 2009: Dhantrayodashi (13th Night of the Moon)( The first day of Diwali is called as Dhanatrayodashi, is the thirteenth day of the moon. Because that day is the first day when Lakshmi, the first… was born on the thirteenth day. That means She was born as a Gruha Lakshmi, as a housewife. Now there are eight Lakshmis. ... the first is the form of a Gruha Lakshmi. She is born as a Gruha Lakshmi to begin with. That means the awareness of human beings also, started really getting into evolutionary process when they started their family life. When they were vagabonds moving about, then the awareness was just like animals. Though they had become human beings, but they were like animals. Then when they established their families, then the Gruha Lakshmi started working and that's how the first advent of Gruha Lakshmi was felt. So She is the first Lakshmi who was born, and that's why on that thirteenth day is the day of the Gruha Lakshmi, of the housewife. And so one has to go in the market and buy some utensil or something that she uses for cooking in the house).
Trays with many lit candles were brought in by the yogis as they came to Shri Mataji on this occasion of Dhantrayodahi. A small puja was offered to Shri Mataji in the form of Gruha Laksmi. Ladies from the hosting countries offered gifts to the Devi. After decorating Mother's Lotus Feet, the yogis sang the aarti.
16th October 2009: Narakachaturdashi (Fourteenth Day of the Moon) (the second day is even more important, because Narakasura was killed. Horrible Narakasura as you know him. But actually that day many rakshasas are killed in many… That's the day fixed for killing rakshasas. And then they are put in the hell; on the fourteenth day they are put in the hell. So that's called as Naraka Chaturdashi, that is the day when the hell is opened out.That day Sahaja Yogis are supposed to sleep in the night while everybody does all kinds of tantrikavidya and all that on the fourteenth)
Yogis brought in a tray of colored pots with lit candles to greet Shri Mataji on this day when Narakasura was killed. A small puja was offered to Shri Mataji by yogis present after which they quite went to the living room to play bhajans in praise of the Devi while Shri Mataji listened from Her room. A small girl started to dance in front of Mother spontaneously. In a few minutes the girls brother joined in dancing along with some yoginis. Small children offered flowers to our Divine Mother. The evening was blessed with these innocents souls performing and pleasing the Devi.
17th October 2009 : Diwali (Fifteenth day of the Moon – Darkest Night; New Moon) (this is the day when Narakasura, with all of them are killed, they have all gone to Narak, they have gone to the hell, and the people now are safe from them and they are celebrating the joy. And that is the time when Christ was born. That's why lights are lit just in the night, `cause He was born at twelve o'clock in the night).
A small puja was offered to Shri Mataji. The Yuva Shakti performed bhajans and a dance to celebrate the occasion. Shri Mataji received yogis from the hosting countries who came to offer flowers and other gifts. The evening ended with a bang, from the firework display that was arranged by the yogis whichMother enjoyed from Her balcony.
18th Sunday 2009: Diwali/ Shri Mahalakshmi Puja celebration at Italy in Her Holy presence of Shri Mataji this is the day is celebrated in India only in Maharashtra . ... (That's the first day of the moon. That is the forefather of your Mother, Shalivahana; they started a calendar, from that date. And so on the first, that means the first day of the moon, the New Year is celebrated. Now see symbolically if Christ is born and the New Year is celebrated, next day. As soon as He is born New Year starts. So next year it starts: the New Year. That is a New Year in many parts of our country where Shalivahana lived.)
In the morning, Shri Mataji received yogis who had come to wish Her on the First day of the New Year.
The puja day was filled with love and joy for all the yogis. Shri Mataji arrived to the hangar to find a procession of dancing yogis welcoming Her. After an intense pug Shri Mataji received gifts on the occasion. In the evening there were fireworks that lit up the entire village of Cabella as Mother and Sir CP enjoyed them from their living room at the Castle.
19th Monday 2009: Bali pratiprada/Bhaiduj (the second day is also very important. Is the second day is the moon, that is the moon came out of the sea. According to this mythology, the Lakshmi came out of the sea and with Her this moon came out, which was only a two-day-old moon, the new moon but a two-day-old moon, and this was regarded as the brother of Lakshmi, because they were born at the same time from the sea. So He is the brother of Lakshmi. It's all symbolic; this is very, very symbolic. Now you see the left side is… left side you know is that of… belongs to Mahakali, and a brother had to be on this side, on the left side. But actually you'll be amazed that he is the brother of Lakshmi. He is not a brother of Mahakali. But because he's the brother of Lakshmi, he is accepted as the brother of all the goddesses, one brother for all of them. So he is the only brother who is this moon, so he is your uncle, he is your maternal uncle. It's very interesting, because we have a special right on our maternal uncle, we can always ask for his help).
Hundreds of yogis came to offer Shri Mataji their gratitude. After yoginis decorated Mother's Feet, there was a short aarti. Following bhajans was a fine display of Fireworks in the front yard of the castle.
Thank You Shri Mataji for coming on this Earth and working tirelessly to destroy all the negativity in the world and in Man. May we continue to grow and spread your message of love to the entire humanity.
By GAUTAM from Pune, India on Tuesday 10th November
Thanks for sharing these Momentous Events so vividly.
By R Venkateswaran from Guwahati, India on Saturday 5th December
Jai Shri Mataji !
Thanks a lot for giving the wonderful description of Shri Mahalakshmi Puja .
Jai Shri Matji !!!