International Shri Ganesha Puja 2020

International Shri Ganesha Puja

During August 2020

Dear Family,

Jai Shri Mataji!

HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Shri Ganesh Puja, Perth Gidgeganup 09 Feb 1992

We wanted to share the wonderful news that Australia, during the online celebrations for International Shri Ganesha Puja 2020, will host the online Shri Ganesha Puja on Saturday 22nd August!

The online Puja will be physically hosted at Her Holiness Shri Mataji’s Gidgegannup Ashram, which is the Ashram where HH Shri Mataji held Shri Ganesha Puja in 1992. 

This is an amazing blessing and privilege for the Australian Collective!

10 day festival of Shri Ganesha

All the hosting countries will also together celebrate the whole 10 day festival of Shri Ganesha online from 22nd August (1st Day and birthday of Shri Ganesha) until Tuesday 1st September. A hosting country will each host 1 day of the Festival in praise of Shri Ganesha. 

There will be plenty of opportunities for our children, Yuva Shakti and brothers and sisters to be contribute their love, devotion and attention to this Puja celebration in honour of our Lord Shri Ganesha through being involved with musical evenings, decorations, digital and traditional art.  

3 Day ‘World Festival Online’

There will also be a 3 day ‘World Festival Online’ during the days between Shri Krishna and Shri Ganesha Puja (being Tuesday 18th August – Thursday 20th August) which will be hosted by the Yuva Shakti.

We look forward to the valuable and inspired contributions from all the State Collectives toward this event!  We will be in regular contact regarding collective initiatives to allow your active involvement in preparations. Please also talk to any of your Councillors to see how you can participate!!

Events calendar

  • Tue 18th to Thu 20th August: ‘World Festival Online’
  • Fri 21st to Sun 23rd August: International Shri Ganesha Seminar
  • Sat 22nd August: International Shri Ganesha Puja 2020
  • Sat 22nd to Tues 1st September: 10 day festival of Shri Ganesha online from 22nd August (1st Day and Birthday of Shri Ganesha).

More details will be sent closer to the start of the celebrations.

Lots of love 

Andre and Lyn on behalf of the Australian Council

“He looks after the chastity of His Mother”

“So today’s Puja is about Shri Ganesha. As of course you know, He has got four petals and you know what He is placed in and what He does and all that, and how He looks after the chastity of His Mother and all that. But the main thing is that how we develop Shri Ganesha within us, how people see us as the incarnations of innocence on this Earth. I know it’s very difficult, but imagine Shri Ganesha sitting on the gate of hell, of excretion, because He’s just like a lotus, above everything else, and He makes everything fragrant.
In the same way I expect all of you, the Sahaja yogis of Australia, to have that beautiful personality of Shri Ganesha, and that you emit that fragrance of innocence among all the Sahaja yogis, and then among all the world.”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Ganesha Puja, 14 April 1991, Canberra, Australia 

“It’s the Shri Ganesha who evolves that quality of Nirananda within us.”

“But a person who starts shining one’s own being with that wisdom and that purity beams, absolutely beams with the lustre of Shri Ganesha, the innocence of Shri Ganesha, His joy, the way He enjoys joy, the way He manifests joy. He is source of all the joys of the world. Now in English language there are no names given to joys, there is only one word joy and I find it sometimes difficult to describe the different kinds of joy that you can have at different levels of our evolution. But when you get to your Sahasrara the joy is called Nirananda. Now Nira is my name, you know that. Ananda means joy. Nira means that there is nothing else but joy. There is complete joy, no reaction, nothing just submerged in joy. That quality also evolves through the quality of Shri Ganesha. It’s the Shri Ganesha who evolves that quality of Nirananda within us.”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Ganesha Puja,1 March 1983, Perth, Australia 

“…that to emit your energy, project your energy to others.”

“You should see that you can emit your powers your energy to others. You can project it to others. Now, for example, If somebody comes to you, meets you, if you know how to deliberately project your energy. This is a new type of meditation you have to practise now: that to emit your energy, project your energy to others. You don’t have to say anything, you don’t have to talk but just feel deliberately – again I say deliberately. It’s not sahaj, it’s not spontaneous. This is what you have to practise, is to emit your energy of your innocence of Shri Ganesha to others so, when they see you, their innocence would be awakened.

So whatever He is giving you, whatever He is creating in you, this beautiful innocence, this beautiful fragrance of your living, every moment, when you are enjoying it, also know that we have to give it to others. We have to pour this into others. And it will work out, I know it will work out. It is so tremendous. His powers are so tremendous.

What He can do, what he’s capable is absolutely unbelievable. How He guides you and how He helps you. How He takes you to [the] right path. Not only that [but] how He protects you. All the time He is with you because you have become His ganas now. You are His ganas, so He protects you, looks after you, gives you all the guidance. He takes you to the right path. He takes you to the righteous road. He gives you all that is dharmic to enjoy. You always meet friends here and there. You think it’s a coincidence – it is not. And that is how He works. He works with all His beautiful, sweet, loving attention on you because you are His ganas.”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Ganesha Puja, 10 September 1995, Cabella, Italy