Shreejidwar Haveli Celebrates Bhoomi Pujan in the auspicious presence of Pa. Pu. Go. Shri Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshri and JiJi -Shri Indira Betiji
Chicago IL: Chicago IL: Shreejidwar Haveli (www.shreejidwar.org) established by Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest (VSM) located at 440 W Fullerton Avenue, Addison, IL 60101 celebrated its Bhoomi Pujan Cermony and Golden Jubilee of JJ Dwarkeshprasdji and blessings of HDH Goswami 108 Shri Indira Betiji Mahodaya on Friday 18th. July 2014 in a grand manner.
There were unique Darshans of Lord Shrinathji Hindola made of Fresh Vegetables under Pushti Pranali under guidance and blessing of Pu. Jiji.
The proceedings started with Arti and wishing Happy Birthday on Golden jubilee of Pa. Pu. Go. Shri Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshri (Champaran -Kandivali) in presence and Spiritual Guidance to Shreejidwar Haveli by HDH Goswami 108 Shri Indira Betiji Mahodaya. To commemorate his Birthday A shawl was wrapped up to him with wishes to continue guide Vaishnavs for long.
Pa. Pu. Go. Shri Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshri (Champaran -Kandivali) referred to the pinciples laid down by Vallabhacharyaji and advised to follow them scrupulousle which will enrich everyone’s life.
There were number of devotees present to witness this event which led to Bhumi Pujan for the upcoming New Nandalaya Project.
HDH Goswami 108 Shri Indira Betiji Mahodaya According to Hindu culture, the earth is considered to be a mother. Bhoomi is the Hindu goddess Mother Earth. Before the start of construction, usually a Bhoomi Pooja is performed. This is to ask permission from Bhoomi Deva, and to get her good will and assistance. It also is to ask forgiveness for the disruption of the many living beings already on and in the land.
Bhoomi Pujan: The ground breaking ceremony for Haveli expansion took place in the auspicious presence of Pa. Pu. Go. Shri Dwarkeshlalji Maharajshri (Champaran -Kandivali) with blessing of JiJi -Shri Indira Betiji. There were Board members also seated during Bhoumi Pujan.
Braek of few hours was observed after Lunh. All resampled in large number to listen Vachanamrutji by HDH Goswami 108 Shri Indira Betiji Mahodaya her discourses on 84 Baithaks-‘Bethakji’
Dr. Umang Patel described this event on eve of Sixth Patotsav to be a history in books of Shrijidwar with rare chance to celebrate Golden Jubilee of HDH Goswami 108 Shri Indira Betiji Mahodaya and Platinum Jubilee- 75th Birthday of HDH Goswami 108 Shri Indira Betiji Mahodaya and with the blessings of both Bhumi pujan of our New Nandalaya also accomplished. Now he requested Ji Ji to give her Vachanamruts.
At this stage Dr. Umang patel presented Dr. Mahendra shah who has published ‘Mahabaharta and not just the stories in Two Parts- verses described in sanskrit English, Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi and requested Ji Ji to inaugurate his Part II. Ji Ji inaugurated the same and blessed him and requested all to help him encouraging by purchasing his books.
Ji Ji referred to historical background of Bethakji referring them to visits made throughout thrice by Vallabhacharyaji for discourses on Vaishnavism, Bhagwat and Vedas and wherever he visited those places sre assigned as Bethaks. In fact Chaurasi Bethak, literally meaning “84 seats”, refers to the 84 places where Vallabhacharya, a devotional philosopher, gave discourse of Bhagavata in the 15th century. This forms one of the very important concepts in the pushtimarg tradition of vaishnavites in India, and these places are treated as sacred sites by the followers of this sect, for performing devotional rituals. She narrated number of stories and incidences in support of all doings of Maha Prabhuji and emphasized the importance of Vaishnavism and Pushtimarg. Advised to refrain from ill acts and desires. Unity is of utmost importance.
After this all entered Haveli for Hindola Darshan of Fresh Vegetable undr guidance of Ji JI.
Dinner was served after Darshan.
There was a n entertainment program of classical bhajans held by Pt. Rattanlal Sharma accompanied by Hitesh master on Harmonium and Shubhashish Mukherji on tabla and Nehali Vyas.
Rattan Mohan Sharma, Unfolding a promising Musical Career, hails from Illustrious Mewati gharana and belongs to the famil which has given Legends like Pandit Jasrajji. He is the Nephew and disciple of Pandit Jasrajji. He is an expert in all forms of Classical music like Khayal, Tarana, Dhrupad,Havelisangit and even Folk Musi. He specialize in Havelimusic.
Rattan Sharma delighte the audience with Classical styles of Bhajans accompanied by Harmonium and Tabla and voice of Nehaji Vyas. He sang various Bhajans like: ‘Aaj to Anand Anand’ Shri k
Krishna, ‘Nand Yashodake Ghar Anand’ Yashoda Krishna Mangal Gave’ and many more.
More than 1,000 devotees from Chicago land and Midwest participated in the event. Youth had become the volunteers and shouldered the responsibilities of Event Planning, Parking, Food, Darshan Management, etc. Devotees praised the excellent management of every activity.
About Shreeji Dwar Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest:
Shreeji Dwar Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest is a religious non for profit organization that promotes the teachings of Srinathji. They have the following activities available to all: Darshan at multiple times, Garba Raas event, Picnic, Diwali, Keertan (Bhagans), and other religious activities as seen throughout the Hindu calendar. Lal Bhava attends this Mandir. All are welcome to this Mandir. Come visit this Mandir via any of these methods: Website (http://www.shreejidwar.org/welcome.htm), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (630-543-3871), facebook, and conventional mail (440 W Fullerton Avenue, Addison, IL 60101). VSM management led by Dr. Umang Patel (President), Rajesh Shah (Chairman), Kamlesh Shah (Secretary), and Hansaben Patel (Vice President) and innumerable volunteer team has been doing excellent work.