Festivals & Celebrations

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“Festivals represent the celebration of union of jeeva with Ishwar. ­”

-Swami Abhedananda

At Chinmaya Mission South Africa, festivals are celebrated with great passion and joy. In the traditional  manner,  guided  by  Swami  Abhedananda,  the  devotees  look  forward  for  the different  festival  celebrations  throughout  the  year.  The  festivals  celebrated  at  the  ashram include but not limited to MahaShivaratri, Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanthi, Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda Jayanthi, Krishna Janmastami, Ganesh Chathurti, Navaratri, Diwali.

A day of festival at CMSA typically comprises of rendering mesmerising bhajans and praises of  the  Lord,  offering  pooja  and  archana  in  the  prescribed  manner  to  the  deity,  Swamiji’s satsang or words of wisdom, aarti and mahaprasad or dinner bhiksha for all devotees.

Mahashivaratri  is  one  of  the  biggest  celebrations  witnessed  in  Chinmaya  Mission  South Africa at its Durban ashram where every year over 3000 devotees attend to perform the milk abhishek and other offerings at the Chinmaya Shivam Temple.

For  information  and  reports  on  some  of  the  celebrations  from  the  previous  years,  please click here: <Link for reports>