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We will host the select portions in this page. Ganesha is the God of auspicious beginning. No human endeavor should begin without invoking this elephant headed God, who is worshiped all over India and east Asia. Bhadra is the most important day for devotees of Ganesha. Some believe that Ganesha was born on this day, while some others say that Ganesha got his elephant head on this day. But the true significance of this day is transcendence of the three bodies, going beyond the play of three energies, and realizing the fourth dimension of consciousness as our real nature. The Ganesha Atharva Sirsha declares that Ganesha is manifest Brahman and the import of the mahavakya, tattvamasi.
Ganesha was born from the essence of Parvati in the absence of Shiva. Meaning that Ganesha is the unconscious in us that stands as a bridge between our higher and lower consciousness. Ganesha is the eternal symbol of spiritual regeneration and redemption. Nothing is complete nor successful without Ganesha’s blessings. Therefore let us all chant the mantra: AUM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAH. Indian Prime Minister on 26 May, 2014. Vaisakhamonth – is a memorable day for Hindus and Indian philosophers.
This was the day when the greatest Hindu philosopher and spiritual leader Srimad Bhagavad pada Sankaracharya was believed to have been born. And this year, Adi Sankara Jayanthi is celebrated on May 4, 2014. Yajnavalkya provided the central vision of Dharma in the pronouncement, “aham brahmasmi”, that the universe is one integral web and that the ‘I’ consciousness is the unifying common factor. Later, Veda Vyasa expounded the same truth nuanced in the then socio-political context and laid the foundation for the Indian-Hindu culture and political economy, promoting individual freedom and social harmony. Subsequently, as Hinduism became weak due to inflexible orthodoxy and mutually antagonistic and intolerant sectarianism, Buddhist atheism, Jain asceticism, Sankhyan dualism and Charvaka materialism shook up conventional beliefs and posed serious challenges to the integrity of thought and unity of purpose in the Indian society, the youthful south Indian Brahmin scholar and savant Sankaracharya was the definitive, resurgent and robust Hindu response to those rebels and detractors.
Sankara was a great integrator of diverse thoughts and practices. The Advaita system of religio-philosophical thought that Sankara expounded based on the Vedic dictum of ‘One Truth – Many Expositions’ still remains as the pinnacle of seven thousand years of Indian-Hindu spiritual and cultural experience. It is sad that there is not much awareness among the masses and even modern Indian leaders about the significance of Sankara and his contribution to Indian spirituality and culture. By celebrating his birthday and dedicating this day to teaching of Advaita Vedanta, we would not only be paying our collective debt to this great Guru, but also bring the spirit of toleration, accommodation and mutual respect to a divisive and conflicted world. I have no doubt that Acharya Sankara would be the prophet of the future and Advaita Vedanta the dharma of the emerging multicultural global society.
An occasion to thank God for a bountiful harvest. To meet friends and relatives in new clothes over a meal. To crack jokes and enjoy fireworks. A day to begin with new hopes and ideas, to charge like a boisterous Ram into the unknown future.