Five discourses to stimulate religious fervour

Programme in three Temples from March 6 to 12, 2018

Venkat Raman

Hindus and those keen on learning the religious philosophy of Hinduism will find five discourses scheduled to be held in Auckland next month a treasure of knowledge.

Organised by Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan New Zealand, the discourses will cover Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva, Lord Rama (Avatar of Lord Vishnu) and Lord Hanuman.

Sunder Kaand

‘Sunder Kaand Kivyakhya’ will be the first discourse to be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 730 pm to 930 pm at Bhartiya Mandir located at 252 Balmoral Road.

Sunder Kaand forms the core of Valmiki Ramayana, comprising detailed accounts of Lord Hanuman’s adventures. It extols His qualities and obeisance to Lord Rama and describes His adventure into Sri Lanka to meet Ravana and others.

Ram Gun Gaatha

The second discourse, due be held from Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018 from 730 pm to 930 pm at Ram Mandir, 11, Brick Street, Henderson, will concentrate on the inimitable qualities of Lord Rama as an obedient son of his father King Dasaratha, as a great student under the guidance of Sage Vishwamitra, as the husband of Sita and as the wager of ‘Dharma Yudh’ against Ravana.

Mata Ki Chowki

Goddess Durga is worshipped for empowerment, freedom from evil and deliverance. However, the most popular and revered aspect of prayers is ‘Mata Ki Chowki’ at which devotees gather in front of the idol of the Goddess and chant hymns in Her praise.

Mata Ki Chowki will be the exalted form of prayers by Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan New Zealand on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Ram Mandir (Henderson) and on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 330 pm to 630 pm at Bhartiya Mandir (Balmoral).

Shiv Aradhana

Lord Shiva is a Principal Deity of Hinduism. Revered as the ‘Supreme Being’ within Shaivism, He is the Destroyer of Evil and The Transformer, within the ‘Trimurthi,’ the Trinity including Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.

Lord Shiva is the Ultimate God who creates, protects and transforms the Universe.

Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan will perform ‘Shiv Aradhana,’ special prayers for Lord Shiva at Shiv Mandir located at 43 Holmes Road in Manurewa.

The Programme will being at 6 pm and 9 pm.

Devotional Music, Enlightening Thoughts and Maha Prasad at the conclusion will be common to all the five days of discourses and prayers.

For more information, please call Anil Jain on 021-2665232. Yitesh Sharma on 021-1271622 or Suman on 020-40115180.

About Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan

Established by Ashutosh Maharaj, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan New Zealand is a socio-spiritual-cultural, not-for-profit organisation.

President Anil Jain said that the Mission of Divya Jyoti is to usher in a world wherein every individual becomes an embodiment of truth, fraternity, and justice through the eternal science of self-realisation, ‘Brahm Gyan.’

“Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan believes in human potential for social transformation and its core ideology is uniting individuals across the world and getting all the sections of the society to play their part in the establishment of world peace,” he said.

Mr Jain said that the Sansthan in New Zealand is involved in several spiritual and social activities including (a) Antarkranti: Prison Reform and Rehabilitation Programme (b) Antardristi: Welfare Programme for the Visually and Physically Challenged (c) Bodh: Drug Abuse Eradication Programme (d) Manthan: Holistic Education Programme (e) Santulan: Gender Equality Programme (f) Arogya: Holistic Health Programme (g) Sanrakshan: Nature Conservation and (h) SAM’ and WAY: Youth Empowerment Workshops.

For more information, please visit or Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan New Zealand on Facebook.

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