9th of Nov 2020
09th November 2020
Second time round feels different, not so much of a shock. More prepared, and hopefully we have an end date. This Saturday is Diwali, a celebration of light after dark. It usually is a celebration remembering Rama and Sita’s return from Lanka. The soul and mind coming home after defeating the ego. None of this happens without Hanuman. And so on Saturday at 5pm, we will have a little zoom puja and mini-conference. We’re working on a few things so that you can feel part of it. Obviously, if you wish to dress up we will be very impressed (you can still wear pyjama bottoms). Actually thinking about it aren’t pyjamas an Indian thing?
Anyway here are a couple of chants we will be using for the puja.
Āñjaneyāya vidmahe, vāyu putrāya dhīmahi, tanno Hanumat pracodayāt
Patram puspam phalam toyam, yo me bhaktyā prayacchati Tad aham bhakty-upahrtam, aśnāmi prayat’ātmanah
If you want to do something yourself. You’ll need a candle, a leaf, a flower and some water.
I’ll send out a zoom link in the next few days, if you don’t get it please email me from Wednesday.
Tomorrow I’ll be at the shala, so if you need to collect your mat let me know asap.