Giving maximum happiness to maximum people at maximum times is the motto of the Chinmaya Mission, and the Panaji Centre of the Chinmaya Mission will be organising a Hindi Maha Gyan Yagna about Sri Hanuman Chalisa at the Panaji Gymkhana Ground, Campal from January 16 to January 22, following the same objective.
Appealing to the youth to attend the spiritual event in large numbers, the president of the state unit of Chinmaya Mission, Mr Srinivas Dempo said that members of the younger generation should attend the Maha Gyan Yagna to invoke Sankat Mochan that is Hanuman, who is the idol of the youth. “The Hanuman Chalisa has been written by Goswami Tulsidas in 16th century and is a moving devotional poem, which gives inner peace and removes all sorrows,” he added, pointing out that love, devotion and faith will together unlock the secret of success for devotees.
Speaking further, Mr Dempo said that the Maha Gyan Yagna will inform participants how to use Sri Hanuman Chalisa for getting rid of various problems faced in their life. “The ode to Hanuman will help devotees not only in their well being but also for the well being of others,” he mentioned.
Mr Dempo further informed that the week-long event, which will accommodate up to 1,000 participants, will be held from 6.30 pm to 8 pm. It will be conducted by Swami Swaroopananda, an Acharya or teacher/spiritual leader of the Australian Centre of the Chinmaya Mission. “Swamiji has already conducted 104 such Gyan Yagnas, the last one being in Mumbai,” he added.
Informing about the city centre of Chinmaya Mission, Mr Dempo said that the same has been moved to a new premises called ‘Chinmaya Aalok’ and organises various activities such as Bal Vihar classes for children including Vedic chanting, and Bhajans as well as chanting undertaken by Devi Group, besides programmes of the Study Group.
Chinmaya Mission was founded by Swami Chinmayananda to teach spirituality as a way of life. Swamiji was renowned worldwide as a spiritual master and one of the foremost teachers of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. He was credited with the renaissance of spirituality and cultural values in India, and with the spreading of the ageless wisdom of Advaita Vedanta as expounded by Adi Shankaracharya throughout the world.
The vice presidents of the Panaji Centre of the Mission, Mr K G Gupta and Ms Shubhalaxmi Naik, secretary, Ms Jyoti Kamath, and joint treasurer, Mr Santosh Kenkre were present at the briefing.