Jai Gajanan (Kudos).. Jai Gajanan (Hats Off) to Gajanan Maharaj Los Angeles Parivar for organizing awesome Palakhi Solaha of Shri Maharaj. Arrangement and Management of entire program was flawless.
Shri Gajanan Maharaj America Parivar organized the first ever Palaki Sohala of Shri Gajanan Maharaj (Shegaon) in Irvine California USA. More than 125 devotees participated in this event and all over there was Naam-Gajar of “Jai Gajanan” and “Gan Gan Ganat Bote” mantra.
Jai Gajanan (Pranam) to Shri Garge Kaka (Mumbai) for Palakhi Construction and handing over Palakhi to Shri Gajanan Maharaj America Parivar (ShriGMAP). Wooden Palakhi was constructed in India and then arrived in Los Angeles with one of the devotee family (Amit Chaudhary and Family). Jai Gajanan to Shri Omkar Patne for designing the Palakhi.
Kids were carrying Bhagawa flags ahead of Palakhi. Shri Maharaj was accompanying with Silver Raj Dand, Beautiful Umbrella and Chanvar. Shri Maharaj paduka and Gajanan Vijay Granth also kept in Palakhi.. Whole atmosphere was filled with Gajanan Naam Gajar and even American enthusiastically tried to understand the process and about Shri Gajanan Maharaj.
Street was filled with Devotee and it was jam packed crowd on Highcrest Circle in Irvine, California. Devotees were playing “Fugadi” in front of Palakhi and also dancing.
Palakhi Sohala Program started with Ganpati Atherwashirsha, and then followed by Gajanan Avahan, Shri’s Paduka Pujan with 108 Name of Shri Gajanan Maharaj, Chanting of “Gan Gan Ganant Bote”, Gajanan Ashtak/Gajanan Durvankur (21 Namskar)/ Gajanan Chalisa/Gajanan Bawwani
Then Palakhi Parikarama started at 7:00 PM local time and program was concluded with Maha-Aarti and Maha Parasad..
Devotees traveled from San Francisco (350 miles away) to attend the Palakhi. Four College students from Santa Clara traveled 300 miles to participate in this grand event. May Shri Maharaj bless them with successful carrier for this SEVA.
Special “Jai Gajanan” to Bhakti Tai & Omkar Patne and entire LA Parivar for initiating & organizing this event. Also “Jai Gajanan” to Ketan Kadam (United Knigdom) for covering entire event & writing Lokmat news in Marathi on time.
Every member of Shri Gajanan Maharaj America Parivar participated and offered their part of SEVA in any or other form to make this event a success. Our BIG BIG Jai Gajanan to all my lovely brother and sisters (Guru Bandhus/Baghinis) who participated in this event.
Please find below link of a short 20 min movie on "Shri Gajanan Maharaj Palakhi Sohala in USA"
Please find below link to Lokmat newspaper of News
Shri Gajanan Vijay Granth : 75th Anniversary of our mother pothi
Jai Gajanan !!
शके अठराशें एकसष्टांत । प्रमाथिनाम संवत्सरांत ।
चैञमासीं शुध्दांत । वर्ष प्रतिपदेला ।। 251 ।।
हा ग्रंथ कळसा गेला । शेगांवनामे ग्रामीं भला ।
तो गजाननासीं पूर्ण केला । प्रथम प्रहरी बुधवारीं ।। 252 ।।
75 years ago (1939), on the auspicious day of "Gudi Padwa (Varsh Pratipada) , Shri Gajanan Vijay Granth was completed by Shri Das Ganu Maharaj
Let's celebrate the 75th anniversary of this event by offering Parayan (as per your convenience).
Please start Parayan (one chapter per day) i.e. Chapter 1 from today so Chapter 21st can be offered on 31st March 2014 (i.e. Gudi Padwa day)