On Wednesday July 20, we had asked Shri Mataji if She would allow us to
offer a Puja to Her the next day on the occasion of Guru Purnima. She
On Thursday morning, soon after Her breakfast, She explicitly requested some
of the ladies to prepare Her Sari for the Puja. After her evening tea, Shri
Mataji invited the collective into Her living room for this joyous and
special occasion. This puja was attended by representatives from several
countries, local USA centers and several yogis attending Shri Mataji.
Puja started around 8pm with ladies offering a welcome aarti to Shri Mataji,
followed by all the leaders offering haldi (turmeric) and kumkum at Shri
Mataji’s feet. We sang a Ganesha song, followed by “Guru Totza
Mhanavi” and ended the bhajans with “Jago Savera”. She was enjoying the
bhajans so thoroughly, looking at all the yogis in the room, who were
expressing their devotion to the Guru. This was then followed by offering a
gift to Shri Mataji from the hosting countries. She asked where the gift was
from and praised at the craftsmanship of the gift.
Shri Mataji was looking so radiant this evening, enjoying the presence of so
many of Her children at Her feet, pouring so much love on each yogi who was
there. Several yogis were commenting about how much love they felt from Shri
Mataji, and how pleased She looked throughout the evening. We all felt wave
after wave of Divine Vibrations pouring out from Her during the entire
evening, and every one was commenting how the vibrations have lifted in this
At one point, when one of yogi with a camera came into the room, She gave
him a big smile and said "aa gaye" – acknowledging that the "official camera
man" has arrived. Mark has been taking photographs during the many joyful
bhajan sessions and other collective interactions with Shri Mataji.
Shri Mataji looked so pleased and asked at one point on number of yogis in
the room and commented that Her living room was absolutely packed.
Some time after the puja, Manoj, Paul, Karan and Gagan presented documents
pertaining to the incorporation of "Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga
World Foundation" that were filed on this auspicious day. This was a very
historical moment when, for the first time ever, the World Foundation has
been given a legal status any where in the world. Shri Mataji accepted the
articles of incorporation and gave Her blessings to the organization. At one
point, She commented "What a team work!".
Shri Mataji continued to enjoy the company of a few yogis for the rest of
the evening, watching some movies and interacting with the yogis in the
room. She spoke in length on the phone with Her family members in Los
Angeles and ask them repeatedly when they were arriving for the Puja.
It was a very special evening and we are so grateful for Her presence here
in New Jersey. Please enjoy the pictures.
!Jai Shri Mataji!
Manoj, Vasu, Mark and Anurag