Dhanteras 2019

Friday, Oct 25, 2019
18:00 h
Shree Peetha Nilaya – Bhakti Marga Centre and Ashram
Am Geisberg 1-8
65321 Heidenrod Springen
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Welcoming Maha Lakshmi

The Dhanteras Festival, includes the well-known Festival of Lights also known as Diwali. During this autumn festival, we invite Maha Lakshmi to come into our hearts and homes. We pray to Her to help cleanse our minds of judgement and to show us the way to surrender to the Feet of the Master. With Her blessings, the light of Love in our hearts can be awakened so that it shines brighter in the world.

Did you know?

The churning of the Cosmic Ocean took place on Dhanteras. During the churning, Maha Lakshmi arose from the waves and brought both spiritual and material wealth to the world. Lord Dhanvantari also emerged carrying the sacred Ayurveda texts in one hand and a Kalash full of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, in the other.

What to expect

Our normal evening prayers will be extended to include a special Lakshmi Puja, as well as additional kirtan and lots of singing and dancing.

In preparation for Dhanteras, people often do a deep cleaning of their houses to get ready to receive Maha Lakshmi into their homes. They decorate the entrance with lanterns, small footprints and Rangoli (colourful designs made with rice) as an invitation to the Divine Mother to come in and bestow Her material and spiritual boons.

What to wear

Dhanteras is a festive occasion. Indian dress is encouraged, but not required. Women are asked to wear saris or ankle-length skirts and men are encouraged to wear kurtas and dhotis, or nice shirts and trousers.

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    Most of our festivities are free and open to the public. Sponsoring a puja is wonderful way to say thank you to Gurudev for all the blessings you have received from Him. It is also a generous way to help make the event available to others and to contribute to making it memorable for everyone.

    The act of giving from the heart is a true blessing in and of itself. By helping to sponsor the event you reap the benefits from all the prayers done during the festivities. Even if you are unable to attend the event, you may still take part by becoming a sponsor.

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    Place: Shree Peetha Nilaya

    In the midst of the lush fields and forests of Germany’s renowned Taunus region, Shree Peetha Nilaya, 'the Home of Maha Lakshmi', invites you to come and explore what lies deep within your own heart. The Ashram offers accommodations and a variety of courses, events, and activities to help you connect more deeply with Divine and with others on the spiritual path. We invite you to come experience all the centre has to offer.


    Please use the link below if you would like to book accommodations at the ashram during your event. Accommodations fill up quickly for large events. If you are interested in reserving a room, but are unable to book it directly, please contact us to be added to a waiting list.

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    Shree Peetha Nilaya - Bhakti Marga

    In ancient times, yogis would receive Divine Inspiration through the connection to God in Nature. Shree Peetha Nilaya is such a place.

    Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda

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    If you have any questions about the event or registration, please contact us:
    Phone: +49 (0) 6124 605 9000
    Tuesday – Saturday: 14:00 – 17:00
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