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Oceania – Singapore Dharmayatra 2023
Pujya Gurudevshri embarked on the much-awaited dharmayatra to Oceania and Singapore this February and March, to nourish spirituality in devotees and to elevate them to transition to the next level.

Serenity in Sydney
February 23-26

To wrap souls in the love of the Divine, Pujya Gurudevshri arrived in the vibrant city of Sydney. His overjoyed hosts were Dhaval-Bijal Ghelani.

The Master’s two discourses at the Sydney Baha’i Centre brought about a surge of energy among the gathering as He illuminated the path to manifesting a state of deep peace and profound bliss. Distinguished guests present included Hon. Minister of New South Wales, Dr Geoff Lee; Hon. Consul General of India to Sydney, Manish Gupta; State Member for Grenville, Julia Finn and Deputy Mayor of Ku-ring-gai Council, Barbara Ward.

Pujya Gurudevshri’s pious padhramanis brought immense joy to numerous devotees. Apurva-Neha Sanghvi, Rahul-Alpa Shah, Nirav-Nidhi Belani and Nirav-Shilpi Bhulani experienced a touch of divinity through mesmerising pratishthas.

Celebrating 10 years of their bond with Pujya Gurudevshri, members of the Sydney Raj Parivar were blessed with a daylong outing, aptly titled, ‘An Era in His Aura – A Decade of Devotion.’ Through a stimulating Udghosh, Pujya Gurudevshri inspired seekers to live a life rich with love, faith and surrendership towards a living Enlightened Master and seek nothing else except His grace. Atmarpit Nemiji led spiritual message-based games that offered valuable insights to the participants. Invigorating yoga and calming meditation sessions followed.

Through meaningful dedications and experience-sharing, the Sydney devotees expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Master and relived special moments of their 10-year long and exciting spiritual journey with Him.

Warmth in Wollongong
February 27-March 1

Devotees from across Australia flocked to the scenic location of Wollongong to take part in a residential retreat – Colours of Devotion – with their adored Master.

The retreat was energised with three power-packed discourses by Pujya Gurudevshri which encouraged seekers to eliminate inner impurities, confusion and ignorance and to discover their true Self. Yoga and meditation sessions aided devotees in revitalising their bodies and minds. The devotees expressed their love in the form of skits and nrutya bhakti during the cultural programme. Against the backdrop of a serene sky and the harmonious sound of slowly rolling waves, an unforgettable bhakti was organised which enabled devotees to dissolve in the Lord. The 93rd Youth Group of the Mission, the Sydney Youth Group, was formed during this retreat.

The seekers of Australia had an incredible opportunity to deepen their love for the Divine through the Rangotsav Celebrations held at the retreat. Atmarpit Nemiji captivated the audience with a session where he explained how the Master is an expert dyer who purifies the disciple and drenches him in the colours of love. Pujya Gurudevshri performed charanpujan of Param Krupalu Dev and then coloured devotees in the hues of unconditional love amidst enthralling bhakti. Dancing in ecstasy for the Master, seekers dissolved in devotion.

Adoration in Auckland
March 2-5

To lead seekers across the ocean of transmigration, Pujya Gurudevshri arrived in the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland. Hemant-Dipti Vora were His delighted hosts.

Pujya Gurudevshri’s two thought-provoking pravachans delivered at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir instructed the gathering to remain persistent in their journey of self-discovery and introspection. The BAPS saints, Pujya Tilakmunidas Swami and Pujya Nirvedmunidas Swami, warmly welcomed the Master. They graciously accepted a memento from the devout hands of Pujya Gurudevshri.

Through purifying padhramanis, Pujya Gurudevshri touched the lives of several aspirants. Pratik-Ashita Daftary, Shaishav Kadakia and Siddharth-Miloni Parekh experienced a deep devotional connect with the Lord during pratishthas.

Over a treasured outing with the New Zealand devotees, Pujya Gurudevshri delivered an uplifting Udghosh guiding aspirants to cultivate a connection that would empower them to make sound choices in life. The participants imbibed essential life skills through enjoyable activities conducted by Atmarpit Nemiji. The group also engaged in yoga and meditation practices. They expressed their love for Pujya Gurudevshri through bhakti, soulful dedications and spirited dances.

Purity in Perth
March 6-8

With an overflow of unconditional love, Pujya Gurudevshri arrived at Perth, the capital of Western Australia. The Master was accorded a warm welcome by His elated hosts, Manish-Nirali Shah and Amritlal-Neeta Shah.

Pujya Gurudevshri delivered a stirring pravachan, expounding upon the spiritual path propounded by the Omniscient Bhagwan Mahavir and elucidated by Param Krupalu Dev. The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, sent a warm video message welcoming Pujya Gurudevshri to Perth. The discourse was attended by MLA – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance, Commerce and Women’s Interests, Dr Jagdish Krishnan and MLA – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Aboriginal Affairs, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, Yaz Mubarakai.

Pujya Gurudevshri charmed hearts with His endearing padhramanis, leaving them with cherished memories. Perth devotees enjoyed an extraordinary daylong retreat with the Master, where they strengthened their resolve to progress on the spiritual path through His Udghosh. The retreat included yoga and meditation to focus on internal and external health, as well as games to cultivate virtues, enhance creativity and develop problem-solving skills. Devotees expressed their adoration towards the Master through dedications and experience sharing, while Atmarpit Nemiji narrated absorbing anecdotes of Pujya Gurudevshri’s endless love and compassion for devotees.

Sanctity in Singapore
March 9-12

Pujya Gurudevshri’s dharmayatra concluded in the bustling Southeast Asian country of Singapore where His joyous hosts were Satish- Ragini Bakhda and Mayur Ghelani.

The Singapore Jain Religious Society warmly welcomed the Master where He delivered two pravachans filled with deep spiritual insights. Through His guidance seekers were inspired to transform their beliefs and lead a more meaningful and purposeful life. Aspirants from various nationalities attended the pravachans, elevating their spirits through the experience. Commemorating the occasion of the Singapore Jain Religious Society completing 50 years, the members were blessed by Pujya Gurudevshri.

Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care was awarded a Certificate of Recognition and Validation by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth in Singapore. The certificate was presented at the Lotus Feet of Pujya Gurudevshri by Mr Nilesh Shah, representing Anglo American’s Ambassadors for Hope Program.

The retreat in Singapore witnessed the participation of seekers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. The theme of the gathering, ‘No More Excuses’, perfectly portrayed the aspirants’ sincere determination towards their spiritual journey. Pujya Gurudevshri’s Udghosh urged seekers to make the most of this life by pursuing spiritual growth with purpose and passion. The group actively engaged in various learning activities and absorbed important life lessons. Through yoga and meditation, the gathering enhanced their fitness levels as well as their calmness.

Through his sharing, Atmarpit Nemiji sent waves of elation among the audience during the heart-touching celebrations. Several seekers narrated their tales of transformation and professed their love for the Master.

Traversing thousands of miles,
Touching souls,
Transforming beliefs,
Trending in minds,
Pujya Gurudevshri’s Oceania-Singapore dharmayatra was indeed life-changing!

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