Sahaja Yoga 2006 Birthday Puja
21 March 2006
A four day celebration, beginning at the Australian National Country Property at Balmoral south of Sydney, culminated in a grand finale with Our Holy Mother and Her husband, Sir CP, Sadhana Didi and Kalpana Didi all attending the 2006 Birthday Celebration Puja at the Grand Hall in the Convention Centre at Darling Harbour in Sydney.
The Grand Hall was packed with over 1,500 excited yogis in a casual, joyous state of anticipation of having their Holy Mother in Her physical presence with them.
The hall with filled with flowers and a wonderful series of photographs of Shri Mother described as the ‘Rembrandt Series’ behind the stage. The hall also contained the flags of all the visiting countries to represent the world collective who were sharing the momentous occasion.
Australia Council members led the way for Shri Mother and Sir CP and the Didi’s into the hall and they were soon settled on the stage.
The celebrations began with every child presenting Shri Mother with large petals covered in flowers and receiving Her special attention and blessings. They were followed by Yuva Shakti’s and garlands from Australian Council members.
Shri Mother allowed decoration of Her feet and looked absolutely beautiful as She enjoyed the completely unrestrained love from all of Her assembled children.
Gifts from the 26 visiting countries were offered to Shri Mataji along with the International , Australian and Yuva Shakti gifts and She took great interest in them, asking questions and making comments about each one.
Sir CP was offered a special gift as his birthday is the same day as Shri Mataji’s and the Didi’s also received presents.
During the evening the Australian Council mentioned they had experienced great difficulty finding a gift for those who already have everything so it was decided they would present each family member with a heart which symbolically contains the heart of every yogi in the country.
They also provided keys to Shri Mother’s home in Burwood, Sydney, as it is now their home and with the keys they can come any time and don’t even need an invitation.
As the puja celebrations came to an end a curtain was placed around the stage and most yogis were lining the pathway expecting Shri Mataji and the family to leave when suddenly the curtain was taken away to reveal Sir CP and the Didi’s sitting next to Mother with a 7 layer birthday cake with candles representing Sahasrara.
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