March 16, Bangalore: Today is Ugadi, the new year . Shree Swamiji greets all devotees with happiness, health and prosperity .His holiness’ presence in Bangalore added special sweetness to today’s festival. This was the first time Shree Swamiji was in Bangalore on Ugadi.
A large number of devotees with family and friends thronged the ashram to seek Guruji’s blessings. Addressing the gathering , Shree swamiji said :
“today we partake neem and jaggery to remind ourselves that life is a combination of sweetness and biterness and we have to accept both with equanimity. Today’s ‘ bevu bella ‘ tasted more sweet than usual and bitterness was hardly noticeable. May you all experience the same.”
Shree Swamiji stated that in time immemorial, creation commenced on Ugadi. It is a day of rebirth.We too must wash away our blemishes and be born anew,afresh. . Shree Swamji distributed fruit and manthrakshatha to children and all the devotees gathered.
Reported: Sharada Jayagovind