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Wellington Deepawali 2016 with visiting scholars

October 17, 2016

Wellington Deepawali 2016 with visiting scholars


Deepawali (Diwali) is celebrated around the world in the month of October – November. As part of the Deepawali celebration, Wellington will be hosting two scholars from India; Shri: Poornima and Shri: M.K. Angajan. They will be offering free discourse in English promoting the universal knowledge from the scriptures; Shrimad Bhagavatham by Shri Poornimaji and Bhagavad Gita by Shri M.K. Angajan.

Deepawali (deep & awali) means “row of lights”. On Deepawali day, rows of small clay lamps (diyas) are traditionally lit and placed in the houses. Fireworks are let off giving Deepawali its description, ‘the festivals of lights”.

In the Hindu culture, light is a powerful metaphor for knowledge and consciousness. Lighting the lamp signifies the value attached to education, self-enquiry and improvement. The act of lighting a lamp affirms the fact that knowledge dispels ignorance just like light dispels darkness.

Asato ma sad gamaya

From ignorance, lead me to the truth

Tamasamo ma jyotir gamaya

From darkness, lead me light

Mrtyor ma amrtam gamaya

From death, lead me to immortality

The pursuit of knowledge to remove the ignorance about the self has been a primary goal for billions of people over thousands of years. The presence of these two scholars is an opportunity for the Wellingtonians to learn about the Sanatana Dharma – the eternal way of life

SHRI: Poornima

Poornima ji is a professional public speaker with a sound experience in discoursing philosophical, spiritual, devotional aspects of human life and personality development. She comes from the Bhakti philosophy and promotes Nama chanting of the Mahamantra as the route to salvation.

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SHRI: M. K. ANGAJAN

M.K.Angajan ji has been engaged in the research, assimilation and practice of Vedanta and spiritual literatures from the East and West for the past 25 years. Under Advaita Vedanta self-enquiry and knowledge leads to realisation and salvation .He has inspired and empowered thousands of audiences globally on Self-development, Life Management, Self-fulfilment, Leadership and Management philosophy.

It is a great opportunity for those who have the quest to learn the work of the Rishis – the mystical teachers.

The schedules for free public program:

SHRI: Poornima (Mon 24 Oct – Sun 30 Oct.2016)

Event organised by Global Organisation for Divinity.

Topic: Aromas of Shrimad Bhagavatham 10thCanto

24/10/16 (Mon) –5.00 pm to 7.00 pm

25/10/16 (Tue) to 28/10/16 (Fri) –7.00 pm to 8.30 pm

29/10/16 (Sat) to 30/10/16 (Sun) –5.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Venue: Indian Cultural Hall, Udy Street, Petone.

SHRI: M. K. Angajan (Mon 31 Oct – Thurs 3 Nov. 2016)

Event organised by Hindu Council of NZ

Monday 31 October 2016. 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Topic: The Price of Happiness: 8 Habits of highly happy people.

Venue: Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor St, Newlands Wellington.

Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 November 2016. 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Topic: Law of Karma and the infallible laws of life.

Venue: Indian Cultural Hall, Udy Street, Petone.

Thursday 3 November 2016. 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Krishna - The CEO. Life Mastery Lessons from Bhagavad Gita

Venue: Russell Keown House No 1 Knights Rd, Lower Hutt Central

The above free events are open to all.

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