Bhagat Puraan Paath - 7 days of rituals and to cap it all some memories from there...
An amazing celebrations of Ram Navami with the Bhagwat Paath my mother wanted to do for ages, so my younger brothers K K The King and Animesh got together and made it happen. So I went to my ancestral village on 23rd March and I am back in Chennai after a week of rituals, story telling, meditation and mantra chanting but still the hangover continues.. it was an amazing time to connect with the soil of our birth, where we have had spent our childhood...
WHAT IS BHAGWAT PAATH?
The Bhagavata takes the form of a story recounting Vyasa's work being recited for the first time by his son Shuka to the dying King Parikshit, who owes his life to Krishna. Longing to hear of Krishna before he dies, Parikshit hears the Bhagavata recited by Shuka, including questions by the king and replies by the sage, over the course of seven days.
The Bhāgavata Purāṇa (Devanagari: भागवतपुराण, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavatam or Bhāgavata, literally meaning Divine-Eternal Tales of The Supreme Lord) is one of the maha (Sanskrit: 'great') Puranic texts of Hinduism, with its focus on bhakti (religious devotion) to Supreme God Vishnu (Narayana), primarily focusing on Krishna. The Bhagavata Purana includes many stories well known in Hinduism, including the various avatars of Vishnu and the life and pastimes of his complete incarnation, Krishna or Svayam Bhagavan. It was the first Purana to be translated into a European language, with three French translations made also between 1840 and 1857.
|Krishna giving the Bhagwat Geeta paath to Arjuna @ Rishikesh 2014|
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Thinking about those days spent so beautifully does not cover it... so I will leave you with some images... and of course the videos
|Invoking the Sun god before the homa...|
To begin with there's our Durga Ma, who has been with us over the ages, helping, supporting and guiding us, where ever we are...
|Our ancestral temple of Durga ji... where we all performed the final Homa|
And the place across the canal, from where She came to our house centuries ago.... The original Swayambhu Durga Ji sthan (The self appearing Goddess Durga place) we are now reconstructing as another temple...
|The Durga Temple across the fields...|
|And the beauty surrounding it...|
There are hundreds of peacock around the Durga temple that we have made
across the village where we have our fields...
|A very popular pundit who undertook to read and relate stories from|
Bhaagwat Puraan for 7 days....
|And the audience...|
|The fun and bhakti went hand in hand...|
Along with the devotion...
|There were the moments to capture...|
|And then there were times to pray...|
|The Purnaahuti - Havan, culminating the closure of Bhagwat Paath|
|The whole gang was there to celebrate the closure...|
|And it was a pleasure to have Bhabhi and Chachi|
together, and as Animan said...
"The most elegant presence"
|And I was there too...|
|The cherished moments of togetherness..|
|And there were us, with our daily ritual of taking pictures before|
the puja started every day...
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya