KRISHNA ASTAMI, SHRAVANI, RAKSHA BANDHAN
The Arya Samaj SA reached out to members of the African and Coloured communities when celebrating Raksha bandhan. Raksha bandhan or ‘rakhi’ is a special occasion to celebrate the emotional bonding when a holy tread is tied around the wrist of the boy by a girl.
Pta Usha Debipersad gave an interesting talk on the significance of the ‘janeu’ or three threads that were worn by those participating in the hawan ceremony. The thread is a symbol of tying oneself to the bond of commitment. There are three commitments a student makes, viz. to God, parents and the teacher/guru.
Dr Rambilass explained a key teaching of the Bhagavad Gita to a very appreciative audience. Everything in the affairs of man manifests as three qualities or characteristics, viz. sattvic (purity), rajasic (passionate, hunger for action) and tamasic (ignorant, sluggish, deluded). We should all strive to cultivate more sattvic qualities.
VENUE: Westville Hindu School, 45 Meerut Road
START DATE: August 30th, 2015
END DATE: August 30th, 2015