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Sahaja Yoga 2006 Birthday Puja

21 March 2006

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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.

Click here for the speeeches made after the puja.
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Click here for video of the puja.

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Mar 18-21 - [New] Birthday Puja Celebrations at Balmoral

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Mar 4 - Spontaneous Bhajans at 2.00am

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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!

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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

Didis' Kids Party

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