International Haidakhandi Journal Spring 2015





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Babaji                                                                                                                       3

Fire of Transformation -  by Gaura Devi                                                           4

Theme – Death and Birth – The Cycle of Life

Birth of the World -  a Hindu Creation Myth                                                   6

Play your part in life, but never forget  -  by Gayatri                                  7-8

‘Kicking the Bucket’ -  Festival of Living & Dying                      9

Make friends with the Mystery that is Death                                           10-11

The World Child – stained glass by        12

News from Around the World

Russia                                                                                                                     13

Holland                                                                                                             14-15

Italy                                                                                                                   16-17

USA                                                                                                                   18-19

United Kingdom                                                                                            20-21

Poland                                                                                                                    22

Germany                                                                                                               23

Sweden                                                                                                                  24

Haidakhandi Samaj – News from India                                            25

Shri Babaji’s Charitable Hospitals and Ashrams                                    26-27

Last Navaratri in Chilianaula –by Kanta, Germany                              28-29

Hindu Festival Dates for 2015                                                     30

Jai Haidakhandi Outreach                                                              31-34

Letters                                                                                                    35-37

Planetbabaji and Radio Haidakhan                                                              38

Editorial                                                                                                              39

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Invitation Chaitra Navaratri 2015


Dear Brothers & Sisters,

The chairman of our Samaj, 

Shri Alok Banerjee is inviting you to come and celebrate the Chaitra Navaratri with us in Herakhan Vishwa Mahadham

21 to 29th of March 2015.


Celebrating the nine nights dedicated to The Divine Mother, The Origin of the entire Universe 

can be done everywhere and probably in many different ways.

To Celebrate this by the formula created by Shri Babaji, in His holy abode is the sum mum for His devotees 

and when done with dedication a guaranteed high spiritual experience. 

So please come and join us in these festivities to connect with the Divine Mother and lift your spirit !

If for personal reasons you cannot come to India this time, please make an effort to rip yourself out of your busy lives 

and spend some time in your local ashram during these particular days or at least observe these days in your home 

for She who rules this Universe really deserves your attention more then anything else.

Shri Jagadambe Mata Ki Jai !

Shri Haidakhandeswari Mata ki Jai !

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Greetings for Makarsankranti 2015










Alok Banerjee




Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Poush in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India. The movement of the earth from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti and as the Sun moves into the Capricorn zodiac known as Makar in Hindi, this occasion is named as Makar Sankranti in the Indian context. It is one of the few Hindu Indian festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14th January every year.

Makar Sankranti, apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture. It is said as the ‘holy phase of transition’. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December. It is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any Hindu family, this day onwards. Scientifically, this day marks the beginning of warmer and longer days compared to the nights. In other words, Sankranti marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season.

To Hindus, the Sun stands for knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to enjoy a new life with bright light within us to shine brighter.

PS, This year due to change in the sighting of the sun, the festival is being observed on 15th January.

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Change date Makar Sankranti


Dear All,

I have to inform you that this year the festival of MAKAR SANKRANTI will be celebrated on 15th January ’15, and not on 14th January’15 as has been printed in our calender. This has been confirmed by Shri Mayapati Shastriji today.


The inconvenience is regretted.


Bhole Baba ki Jai


Alok Banerjee

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Hospital report end 2014


Dear All,

The year 2014 is coming to a close and by the blessings of Shree Babaji and Shree Munirajji it has been a generally satisfying year for the Haidakhandi Samaj and both our Hospitals.


I have pleasure in informing you that our Charitable Hospital has added a  feather to its cap by performing 262 Eye operations in the month of November , which is the highest number of operations ever performed in a month since the inception of the Hospital. My congratulations and thanks to all the Doctors and Support staff for their achievement and  my good wishes to them for the coming year to achieve greater success in carrying on this great service to the needy people of the Kumaun  region , which was the desire and inspiration of our Mahaprabhuji. A report of the Hospital for the month of November ’14 is attached herewith for your perusal.


I take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all our  well wishers and kind donors for their support and  cooperation and hope they will continue to lend their kind support in the coming year.


May His blessings be with us always to continue this service to humanity.


I wish you all a Very Happy, Healthy and Joyous 2015.

Bhole Baba Ki Jai

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