14 devotees from Malaysia left on 24 November 2022 to partake in the 6th Anniversary of Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj Ashram and the Kumbabhishega pooja of the newly built Gopuram and Mahadwara for Shri Ardhanareeswara and Shri Venketeshwara Temple in Devarayasamudra (DSM). This Yatra was much awaited as it was the devotees first Yatra to DSM after the pandemic. The typical day in the Ashram began with the Morning Chants, lead by Shri Babaji and then partaking in the pooja for Shri Ardhanareeswara and Shri Venkateshwara and Abishegam for Shri Swamiji’s statue and the Shivalingam installed in front of the meditation hall.On Saturday morning there was the Vada Mala Abishegam for Lord Hanuman.On the 27th and 28th November was the Anniversary and Kumbahbishega pooja. The day started with the Ganapathi Pooja, Gopura Kalasha Abhisheka and installation and the culmination on 28th November was the Ganapathi Pooja, Kalasha aradhana, Homa, and Gopura Kumbabhishegam, followed by Shri Babaji ls message, Aarthi and Anathanam.
The 8 days spent with Shri Babaji in the DSM Ashram were days of doing meditation, seva, spiritual sadhana and self reflection and ever so often sitting in Babaji’s Presence listening to His Satsang or just being silent in the Presence of a Living Yogi. We left for home on 1 December, with the prayer in our hearts that we were going to be back in DSM Ashram for Mahashivarathri in February 2023.
Jai Shivabalayogi Maharaj
Jai Shiva Rudra Balayogi Maharaj