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Acharya Srimat Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj (Picture to your right) was an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He lived in the first half of the Twentieth century. Acharya Deva was born in the year 1896 in what is now Bangladesh and strove to realise in the Order he founded (His Sangha), an organization which would bring new energy, life and pride to the Hindu masses and the world. He was only 44 when he attained Maha Samadhi on January 8th, 1941. He left his imprint on India in various ways. From his very childhood he would always remain immersed in meditation and self contemplation.

In some ways he stands most authentically for Hindu values which can easily be overlooked by modern commentators, scholars and interpreters of religion. Perhaps he was one of the figures whom we ought to take seriously in estimating the power and value of the modern Hindu renaissance, stretching from recent history to contemporary times when a variety of new religious leaders have made their impact on both the Indian and Western scene. His type of spirituality is very different in certain ways from that of other Gurus and saints whose lives have come to the attention of the English public.

From his early days the young Binode - as the Acharya was then called - was drawn to spiritual pursuits and a kind of ascetic athleticism. The Kali Yuga is not a fortunate time to be alive, even if it contains great and holy figures who can arrest human decline by recalling humanity to the holy dharma or teaching. In previous ages, life was more blessed and spacious. This is a common theme of Indian thought and is shared with other cultures. Not for them the easy assumption of human progress, rather that life and virtue are decaying, sliding downwards.

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OM SRI GANESHAYA NAMAH

BHARAT SEVASHRAM SANGHA-CANADA

(PRANAV HERITAGE & CULTURAL CENTRE)

CORDIALLY INVITES YOU,
YOUR FAMILY AND ALL DEVOTEES TO JOIN US IN PRAYERS AND WORSHIP

ON THE AUSPICIOUS OCCASION OF
MAHA SHIVA RATRI
ON FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY, 2017
FROM 6.00PM ONWARDS TO 6.00AM SAT. 25TH.
ALL NIGHT MAHA SHIVA RATRI PUJA IN TRADITIONAL INDIAN SYSTEM IN 4 PRAHARAS.
6.00PM; 9.00PM; 12. MIDNIGHT; AND 3.00AM.

 

Maha Shiva Ratri is celebrated with chanting, Fasting and Poojas. It is considered a Vrat- a Term that embraces fast and self-denial for a short period of time during which the celebration lasts. Vrat purifies the mind and body in preparation for the rituals to follow on this particular night of worship to Lord Shiva. Vrat does not empty one to any suffering, rather it fills you with divine energy and connect you to the Godhead - Lord Shiva..

AT THE PRANAV ASHRAM THERE WILL BE ALL NIGHT WORSHIP WITH INCESSANT CHANTING OF MAHA MANTRA, SHIVA STOTRAMS; (HYMNS) AND SHIVA DHOONS AND CONCLUDING WITH ARATI BY ALL DEVOTEES.

Officiating: Srimat Swami Bhajananandaji Maharaj.

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