Workshop for Mauritian Nationals
The Mansi Mahila Unnati Kendra organised a workshop for members of the Mauritian Department of Social Welfare and Social Security who had come along with Shilabai Bapu the minister for Department of Social Welfare and Social Security. The workshop was undertaken on January 29 wherein the Mauritian nationals were taught various skills like making flowers,diaries,paper bags,and patchwork cloth bags. Other skills that they were familiarized with included,cloth painting,block painting,etc.
BBMS celebrates Republic Day
The Bhartiya Buddha Maha Sabha,Pune Division,along with the Buddha Sahayak Sangh and the Yashodhara Mahila Mandal celebrated Republic Day at the Staff Colony of the Pune University wherein monks from Thailand were invited for the event. Notably amongst them were Bhante Gan and Bhante Sudassan.The event also saw meritorious students of the University being felicitated and various competitions being organised for school children. The event saw participation from not only the local teaching community but also saw a large turnout of students from various colleges.
Free eye check – up camp
The Shri Hari Foundation,a government registered charitable trust organised a free Ayurvedic Eye Camp for people on Saturday. The camp was held under the guidance of doctors from the Shredhareeyam Ayurvedic Eye Hospital,Kerela. The trustee of the organisation K.Nair said that the organisation aims to hold such eye camps every month so that the people who have already been treated can follow up their treatments at the camp. He also added that the medicines will be provided at the camp and thereafter they will be provided at the Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala dispensary in Bopodi.
Mahalaxmis Kavach of silver
The Mahalaxmi Mandir trust has decided to get an elaborate silver crown,weighing 15 kgs and a silver pedestal weighing 10 kgs for the Mahalaxmi Mata to mark the 34th anniversary of the temple. The temple will be celebrating its 34th anniversary on February 7. The silverware will be donated to the deity on the same day. A Rath Yatra and a Jal Yatra will also take place on February 6. Various devotional programmes will also be organised on the seventh.
Protest against Slumdog Millionaire
The Hindu Janjagruti Samiti is all set to launch a agitation to protest against the recent cult hit ‘Slumdog Millionaire” as they claim that the movie shows Hindus and in particular Lord Ram in poor light. According to one of the spokesperson Sunil Ghanawat,the main reason for them protesting against the movie is the fact that the movie has portrayed Hindus in poor light and have accused them of killing and torturing Muslims. They are asking for the board to either cut the objectionable scenes from the movie or to ban it altogether.
Renovation work at the Sai Baba temple
Renovation work at the Sai Baba temple located near the Ghorpadi Railway Line was carried out recently by the Shri Sai Seva Pratisthan wherein the temple premises were cleaned and repair work along with various pujas were done. Amongst the pujas done the Kalas Pujan,Paduka Yatra,Havan and Kalas Stapna were carried out. A procession was also taken out from Ghorpadi Gaon till the temple. Close to 4000 devotees had gathered for the event on January 30.
Thai Pusam Celebrations
Shree Harihara Bhajana Samajam,Rastapeth will celebrate thai pusam festival on Sunday February 8 from 7 am to 11am at the temple premises with Abhishekam. Pooja,chanting of subramanya saharnama containing 1008 lines in praise of subramanya and Deeparadhana to Lord Ganesha,Lord Karthikswamy and other deities in the temples. Temple priests will conduct all religious activities. Shree Shanmukhannanda Sabha will also celebrate Thai Pusam at Lord Kartikaswami temple atop Parvati hills on Sunday February 8 from 7am to 12 noon with eleven types of Abhishekam,pooja and deepardharana with floral decorations.
Shree Mahalakshmi Mandir Trust on Station Road,Somwar Peth will arrange a two-day 34 Pranapratistha Mahotsav on February 6 and 7 at temple premises. The samaroh will have Rath Yatra with the portraits of Mahalakshmi,Santoshi Mata and Amba Mata. The Rath Yatra will be followed by religious programme including aarti of the goddesses. An added attraction this year to the samaroh will be Goddess Mahalakshmi’s kavach in silver,which is especially prepared by the trust for the occasion.