Nawan Nagar, APRIL 2019

The spring Navratri festival (Chaitra Navratri), dedicated to Goddess Durga, was again celebrated at the Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra Nawan Nagar ashram in India, from April 6 to 13. Each day of the festival is associated with one form of Goddess Durga. A sacred text—the Devi Mahatmya (The Glory of the Goddess)—explains the extraordinary virtues and greatness of each form and is read as a reminder about them. In addition, many villages and temples hold folk dances in traditional dress to celebrate the Navratri in honor of the Divine Mother, Durga.

At the Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra Nawan Nagar ashram, three big tents were set up to host the program honoring Goddess Durga and her nine forms. Every night, professional singers performed devotional songs in praise of the Divine Mother as the audience clapped and sang along in the presence of Sant Baljit Singh. On numerous occasions through out the program, Sant Baljit Singh spoke and explained the importance of devotional practices.

The ashram was completely full every night. The big tents overflowed with people, and more sat outside on mats, all enjoying the program in the presence of Sant Baljit Singh. The people were especially overjoyed when he walked among them while they were enjoying the devotional songs.

Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra organized a large free medical camp during the festival, and a team of doctors and paramedical staff worked day and night to provide free consultancy and medicines. Thousands of patients were benefited by these medical services. The patients and their attendants were also given free food and accommodation.

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

Navratri is a festival of bhakti—wholehearted devotion to the Divine Mother. There are numerous ways of performing bhakti. It can be done through meditation, or with a rosary or the repetition of mantras, and even by singing devotional hymns.

Sant Baljit Singh

SERVICE TO HUMANITY

Respect everyone, love everyone, and serve everyone.

Sant Baljit Singh

COMPASSION FOR ALL

Maa, the Divine Mother, and Father God are one, and so are their creation and all of us. We are all made from the same essence.

Sant Baljit Singh

A NATURAL LIFESTYLE

When our ego is subdued from within through our devotion and faith, then everything will flow from a higher potential to the lower, and naturally we will be blessed without even asking for it.

Sant Baljit Singh

DEVOTION TO GOD AND CREATION

Bhakti done with an ulterior motive can never fructify because it has to be selfless. Just as we selflessly serve our parents and loved ones, our love and devotion toward Father God and the Divine Mother also need to be without any selfish motive.

Sant Baljit Singh

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

Countless blessings are flowing, but it is important that you first empty yourself of your ego.

Sant Baljit Singh

SERVICE TO HUMANITY

We must self-introspect every day and observe whether our daily actions are performed under the will of God. We are to follow the laws of nature and establish a connection with God.

Sant Baljit Singh

COMPASSION TO ALL

Maa, the Divine Mother, is omnipresent in the entire creation.

Sant Baljit Singh

A NATURAL LIFESTYLE

Live now and in the present. The next moment is not in our hands, and the future never comes. When the future does come, then it has become the present. 

Sant Baljit Singh

DEVOTION TO GOD AND CREATION

Maa is our Divine Mother and is aware of our needs. I have complete faith that she is a provider, and that is the reason that I do not ask anything from her. Be patient, and develop faith and devotion toward her.

Sant Baljit Singh

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