Holi Celebrations at Burwood
14 March 2006
March 14th was the day of Holi, the festival of colors...
It is currently 4am (Wednesday March 15) here in Sydney and we are all just returning home from Our Mother's house at Burwood, we have a few hours of rest before work tomorrow but the night was so significant it should be shared with everyone just as it unfolded.
Firstly Shri Mataji and Her family are doing extremely well and everything is proceeding well. March 14th was the day of Holi, the festival of colors, and Shri Mataji with Her two gracious daughters Kalpana and Sadhana Didi allowed us all to play colors with each other, after first applying some color to the face of Shri Mataji and then to each other.
What then followed was ordered and vibrated pandemonium within the main living and meditation room of Burwood as all the Yogis took their lead and liberally applied the hues of red, green, blue, indigo and yellow to each others faces. Our once beautiful beige carpet now is slightly more varied in appearance and colourful in nature. The bhajan group played throughout as the air became thick with coloured dust, some of which hit its mark, most however did not.
Soon everyone was upon their feet dancing before Shri Mataji as the night moved into the early hours. It was a night to remember of sheer joy, lightness, and collective worship of Our Mother, at times we could once more see Her beaming smile lite up the room and our hearts . What was most amazing was just prior to the play of colors as we entered the room there was Our Mother quietly seated upon Her chair with rapt attention reading a book. She slowly turned the pages and was quite avidly reading a Marathi book exploring the origins of Indian culture and Sanskrit. It has been some time since many of us have seen Her reading and to see it with our own eyes just brought so much joy.
Quietly we slowly brought groups of Yogis who were working from the house at the time into the hallway so they could also see into the living room and also enjoy the moment. Shri Mataji concluded the reading session by Herself lifting a glass of Diet coke to Her lips and drinking. Fortunately we called our photographer in time and we were able to capture the moment which we will soon post of our site.
So to everyone please pass on the message that Our Mother's health seems to be steadily improving and She is happy and in good spirits, the joy of Her being remains the well spring of our own happiness.
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Apr 14 - Farewell to Shri Mataji & Sir CP
Apr 7 - [New] Sir CP’s 59th Wedding Anniversary Speech
Apr 7 - 59th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations
Mar 31 - Shalivan New Year Celebrations
Mar 22 - Kalpana Didi leaves Australia
Mar 21 - Birthday Puja Speeches
Mar 21 - 83rd Birthday Puja
Mar 18-21 - [New] Birthday Puja Celebrations at Balmoral
Mar 20 - Feedback page added to site
Mar 14 - Holi Celebrations
Mar 11 - Collective Bhajans at Burwood
Mar 11 - [New] Harmony Day Celebrations
Mar 8 - [New] International Womens Day
Mar 5 - Childrens Party at Burwood
Mar 4 - Spontaneous Bhajans at 2.00am
Feb 27 - Shivaratri Puja & Seminar Weekend
Feb 11 - Sahaja Yoga 25th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner
Feb 6 - Sir CP Srivastava's Speech
Feb 6 - Sydney Town Hall Public Program
Feb 5 - Webcast of Public Program in Sydney
Feb 4 - Sadhana Didi’s birthday celebrations
Jan 31 - Sir CP: Spiritualism and other isms are not holding back India
Jan 26 - India Republic Day & Australia Day Music Program
Jan 26 - Republic Day Celebrations at the Indian Consul
Jan 22 - 25th Anniversary Program
Jan 20 - Sir CP Srivastava's address
Jan 19 - First 24 hours in Australia
Jan 15 - Picnic in Burwood to celebrate Shri Mataji's arrival in Australia
Jan 14 - Airport Welcome Speech
Jan 14 - Shri Mataji arrives in Australia!
Jan 14 - Burwood finally completed
Departure of Shri Mataji and Sir CP from Sydney Airport
Spontaneous Caterers Volunteers Evening
Shri Mataji and Sir CP's 59th Wedding Anniversary
Shalivan New Year Celebrations
Music Night Farewelling Sadana Didi
Birthday Puja at Darling Harbour
Music Night of Birthday Puja Seminar
First two days of Birthday Puja Seminar
Holi Celebrations at Burwood
Childrens Party at Burwood
Spontaneous Bhajans at Burwood
Shivratri Weekend Seminar & Puja
Sahaja Yoga 25th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner
Sadhana Didi's Wedding Anniversary
25th Anniversary Public Program
Sadhana Didi's Birthday Celebrations
Images of Shri Mataji's First 24 hours in Australia
Images of Sir CP Srivastava's Address
Shri Mataji & Sir CP tour the Burwood garden & kitchen
India Republic Day Music Concert