YATRA TO DEVARAYASAMUDRA, BANGALORE
24 – 28 NOVEMBER 2017
A brief and meaningful Yatra was undertaken by a group of 10 adult devotees of the Shivabala Shivarudrabalayogi Universal Peace Mission Malaysia to Shri Shiva Rudrabalayogi Maharaj Trust Devarayasamudra Ashram, Bangalore to celebrate the first Inauguration Anniversary, which was held on 26 November 2017.
The Yatra began with the morning prayers and recitation of the Hanuman Chalisa with Shri Babaji at 7.30 on the morning of 25 November. Then, late in the evening of the same day the Maha Agni Hotra prayer was conducted in the presence of Shri Babaji, as a prelude to the Anniversary celebrations.
At 9am on Sunday 26 November 2017, the Inauguration Anniversary programme began with the Maha Agni Hotra prayers performed by the local pandits in the presence of Shri Babaji. The Poornahuthi and Ashirvachana by Shri Babaji followed at noon. Throughout the morning, special bhajans were sung by the devotees from the Bangalore and Doddaballarpur Ashram. Some of these devotees travelled for almost 4 hours by truck just to sing bhajans and be a part of this memorable occasion. A mammoth gathering of almost 700 devotees filled the Ashram and its grounds. After a special satsang by Shri Babaji, mass feeding commenced at 2pm.
Late Sunday evening, after Aarthi, there was an informal gathering of the devotees in the presence of Shri Babaji, on the Ashram grounds. Shri Babaji sat at the foot of the neem tree near the Shivalinga statue. Some devotees shared their expriences whilst others just enjoyed being in the Divine presence of Shri Babaji, one with God and Nature.
The day after the function, devotees spent the day in meditation and solitude, simply enjoying the serenity and energy of the Ashram. Late in the evening, the Malaysian devotees left for home, happy and contented that they had spent a gloriously fulfilling weekend with Shri Babaji, the Living Yogi…