Another Six Free Medical Camps (end June 2014)

 Bhole Baba ki Jai !!

Dear Samaj Members,

BBKJ! It is my proud privilege to inform you that we have conducted a total number of six Free Medical Camps, held monthly at Chilianaula, Ranikhet. These were held inside the hospital premises housing the allopathic SBHCRH (Shree Baba Haidakhan Charitable & Research Hospital) and BBAH (Bhole Baba Ayurvedic Hospital). One camp was held in a school at Tadikhet, Almora, nearly 60 kms away. I am attaching a synopsis of each of the seven camps conducted for your kind perusal and information.

It was Babaji’s wish and desire that we should give service to all the poor and needy population of this backward area of Uttarakhand. With Babaji’s grace and under the Chairmanship of Shri Alok Banerjee, I can confidently say that we have lived up to Babaji’s dreams.

I shall be enclosing a similar quarterly Medical Camp Report held at Haidakhan Vishwa Mahadham in my next email.

Thanking you,

Warm regards,

Arvind Lal

Vice Chairman & In-Charge SBHCRH & BBAH

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Baba’s padukas in Bihar 2-4 May 2014

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I have been advised by Shri Alok Banerjee to send you a brief synopsis of Babaji’s Padukas at Dariyapur Dham, Bihar.  

Here-in kindly find two attachments containing a brief pictorial capsule for your reference and joy.

Trust it would enrich you all and offer you the quintessence of the Divine Journey that we were all a part of.
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Visiting Babaji’s paduka’s to the state of Bihar for the first time

Dear All
I have great pleasure in informing you that Shree Babaji’s Padukas
will be visiting the Indian State of Bihar for the FIRST time from
2nd to 4th May 2014.
During His physical presence Shree Babaji visited Bihar many times and established many temples and ashrams in Patna and other places and thousands of Biharis became his ardent devotees.
One such Ashram / temple established by Him was in Dariyapur , about 30 kms from Patna, in the family owned home of Late Shree Shiv Nandanji better known as ‘Sethji of Bihar’. After the passing away of Sethji this Babaji Ashram was engrossed in family disputes and became a neglected property. By His grace and the initiative taken by the Samaj through the Babaji devotees of Bihar , a  Babaji Trust is in the final stages of being registered. The trustees have been able to amicably negotiate with the family members and restored the this old Babaji Ashram Property and have carried out extensive renovations through their own resources..Bhole Baba Ki Jai.
It is a  matter of great joy that Shree Padukas of Shree Babaji will visit the restored Dariyapur Ashram for a three days Paduka Pujan , Havans and Kirtan . The devotees of Bihar have extended their invitation to all Babaji devotees to join them on this auspicious occasion.
Shree Shambhu Singh, Executive Committee Member of the Samaj, and his team are making all the arrangements for this function. He may be contacted on Mobile No.09431660873 for further details.
Bhole Baba Ki Jai
With warm regards,
Alok Banerjee
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Gopal Hari passing away

Pls click on the link below for some fragments of the GOMA music

 Shiva Maheshwara

Though our dear Brother Gopal Hari is no more with us in his physical body but he will always live in our heart through his soul rendering Babaji Bhajans, a selfless service he rendered in praise of his Guru Shree Babaji for the past over 30 years.

 The entire Haidakhandi family will always be indebted to this true disciple of Shree Haidakhan Baba.

 His passing away is a great loss to the whole Babaji family.

Shambhu and Veda our heartfelt sympathies and condolence. We pray to Shree Babaji to grant eternal peace to the departed soul of our brother Gopal.

Bhole Baba Ki Jai

In grief

Alok Banerjee

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Chaitra Navratri at Haidakhan Vishwamahadham 2014

I landed up at the Ashram on 30th March to find a large number of people already gathered for the Celebrations.There was a buzz of activity around the Ashram,last minute preparations,getting together of old friends .Even Hira Singh and Pan Singhs Tea Stalls were spruced up and ready for the next ten days.
We went during the day to Maha Shakti Dhuni and the Company Bagh garden  was resplendent in a riot of colours red,yellow,violet.Across the river on Gufa Side large number of Karma Yogis were hard at work.All the temples were meticulously painted.The new Babaji Building was ready and waiting for the arrival of devotees.GaurHari was going about  deftly commandeering his volunteer force to make everything ready for the Navratras starting next day.
The Navratri Celebrations coincide with the 1st day of the Indian Calender and was  formally started by the reading of the Predictions for the New year ahead.As always it evinced great interest among the audience and I was inundated with requests to send a soft copy of the predictions in English.This is being done.
We quickly fell into the hectic and tight schedule of Navratri interspersed with cups of tea/coffee.This year the Samaj had arranged to serve tea  soon after Chandan and this  was very much appreciated by everybody.
A new activity was fitted in after the Havan and before Bhandara.Since there were a very large number of new devotees   both Indian and foreign ,it was thought that a Satsang/ Dialogues in Divinity would be a good program to share personal experiences of old devotees with the new.LokNathji coordinated this program and it proved to be immensely popular as evidenced by the overflowing hall in the new Babaji
Kuthir .There were wonderful stories told by Bhagwan Rana,Lok Nath ,Ram Lota,Sondra Ray,Shri Sharmaji and Shri Saksena and other old  Babaji devotees.Shri Mayapati Tripathi and Shri Vinode Shashtriji also came to adress the gathering on two days and spoke about the significance of rituals like Chandan,Havan and the Nine Day Yagna for Devi in her nine forms.From everyone’s feedback this was a very useful and interesting program and we hope to make it a permanent feature in future Navratris.
By about the third day of Navratri Ashram was filled up to capacity and more were coming in each day.We had to accommodate people in the hospital halls etc.I have never seen such long and serpentine  lines in recent years for Chandan which lasted for over an hour and half.The temple hall was overflowing during morning and evening Aarti and we had to put mats outside near Babaji Samadhi to accommodate people.I will say that we had about seven hundred devotees both Indian and foreign this year.
Another highlight this year was some outstanding cultural events like classical Bharat Natyam Dance by UmaDevi of Germany and some excellent Sarod and dance performance by internationally renowned  Shri Mukesh Sharma and Shrimati Savitri Sharma.We also had a masterly rendition on Tabla by our Gurubhai Imam who had very generously arranenged for this program.Most of all were the many magical moments of Bhajans which make the Navratris so special.Moti Ma,Champua,Mukundi ,Vinode Shashtriji enthralled and mesmerised the audience.There were also an amazing crop of new and talented artists.
One of the most memorable experiences for me was the All Night Bhajan and Chanting at Maha Shakti Dhuni.Words are too inadequate to describe the spiritual energy of this event.It just fill you up with Devine energy and bliss.
Most of the devotees who came felt that this years Navratri was special -it was very tranquil and yet very intense.
I have one other observation and that is we had a large presence of younger generation .Standing tall(literally)among the new generation was Raghu and Hari Har sons of Our gurubhais Raghubir and Hargovind.It was a pleasure to see them helped by many other young devotees like the beautiful daughters of Parvati from Bali managing the distribution of Prasad.BBKJ.
I will fail in my duty if I donot acknowledge the hard work and devotion of so many people who made this Navratri so special.Beautiful and fresh garlands from Laxmi and her team,wonderful Bhandaras from Sandeep and his team of cooks and service people,Shivani,Premdas,Nidhi kishore,Karma Singh,Ram Lota who ensured perfection at  Havan ,Tiger Singh and his family,Sangeeta and Govardhan at Dhuni ,Sabina and her team at the office,Kunti and her colleagues  at the Bhakti Bhandar and so many more people who served Babaji and ensured a wonderful Navratri for us.
In conclusion I will say that I had a sense that here in Haidakhan Babaji was inspiring and managing its affairs.His overwhelming presence was evident and even though very hectic and sometimes physically exhausting the bliss experienced was sublime .His Grace was evident and ever present in everything.
Uday Chatterjee
Bhole Baba Ki Jai
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