Garlands for God

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
14:00 h to 17:00 h
Shree Peetha Nilaya – Bhakti Marga Centre and Ashram
Krishna Lounge
Am Geisberg 1-8
65321 Heidenrod - Springen
Germany
Sayanai
€50 (Includes cost of materials)
Minimum age: 12 years
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Description

Flowers are the Divine Mother Herself. When done with awareness of the Divine, the act of making garlands becomes a form of worship. The process becomes a beautiful expression of love and devotion when you bring awareness of the Divine into every aspect, from choosing the flowers, to planning your design and assembling the garland.

Did you know?

Flowers are an essential part of all Hindu worship rituals. Offering a garland to the Guru or deity represents an act of humility, respect and reverence. In our tradition, we perform ritual worship to the Divine in the form of puja, which actually means ‘the flower act’. Through our prayers we are offering our lower qualities to the Divine to be transformed blessed with the qualities of 'flowering consciousness.' 

What to expect

In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of garland making. You'll learn how to choose proper flowers, lay out your designs, and assemble your garlands,. We will discuss different types and styles of garlands. You'll also get helpful information about how to prepare rose petals for Darshan, how to set up your work space, useful equipment to have on hand and general guidelines to follow when working with flowers.

Each participant will make one or more garlands that can be used for their personal deity or given to the Temple Pujaris to offer to our SPN deities the next day. 

Who can take part in the class

No previous knowledge or skill is required. Everyone, twelve years and older can take part in the course. Please note, women who are menstruating may not buy or touch flowers to be offered to the Divine. Therefore, if you are still menstruating, you will not be permitted to participate in the course. 

Place

Shree Peetha Nilaya is the 'home of Maha-Lakshmi' and a beautiful place to experience Divine Love. Come enjoy all the centre has to offer; join us for the day, for an event, or for the weekend.

Guest Rooms

The Ashram offers a variety of guest rooms, all of which include a meal package. If rooms are unavailable online, please write to us to be added to a waiting list: events [at] bhaktimarga.org

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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

Information

For more information about the course, please send an email to Sayanai108 [at] gmail.com