Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD)
Mumbai, Aug 19: The ninth annual day celebration of Sri Gurudev Seva Balaga Maharastra Unit and Sri Vajramatha Mahila Vikas Kendra Maharastra Unit was held at Smt Radhabai T Bhandary auditorium, Kurla Bunts Bhavan, graced by Sri Odiyoor Swamiji Gurudevanand, recently.
Swamiji inaugurated the devotion, preaching programme and annual day celebrations, by lighting the lamp.
“Love has such a power that cannot be found anywhere. Man is loosing his peace and bliss due to his sole objective of earning material wealth in life. However life would be blissful provided one keeps aspirations of earning wealth or saving within his limits. The use of wealth should be in proportion to the salt that we use everyday in our life. Despite Sri Gurudev Seva Balaga has completed a decade of existence in Mumbai, the days have gone like mere nine days. The love, reverence of the devotees here, seems to be beyond to explain. The holy men should be engaged in bringing the society closer. Moreover the excellence in upbringing and culture would prevail in the society, if the holy men and the laiety engaged in eternal bliss rather than amassing wealth through worship centres. Further we would be like the guest in the society where we live, since we have kept ourselves from good deeds” said Odiyoor Swamiji.
Sundar L Shetty and his wife, proprietor of Ramdev Hotel, Sion, prostrated before the feet of Swamiji. Sundar L Shetty and couple honoured Swamiji by offering fruits and flowers to Sri Mathanandamayee.
Bunts Association former president Merkala Thyampanna Shetty greeted the Swamiji with pomp and gaiety.
Bunts Association former president Dr Padmanabha V Shetty, Billava Association president Jaya C Suvarna, Devadiga Sangh Mumbai president Dharmapal U Devadiga, veteran hotelier, Kariyanna Shetty proprietor of Café Sringar, Laxmi Photographers Forum Mumbai director B S Kurkal, Karnataka Vishwakarma Association president Nitte Damodar Acharya, assistant police sub inspector Susheela C Shetty, SI Prakash Bhandary and others were present. Swamiji honoured the dignitaries of the community.
Free food was served along with prasadam. The yakshagana play, Shivabhaktha Veeramani was performed by Bunts Yakshakala Vedike.
Balaga founder president advocate Parari Prakash L Shetty, former president Jaya K Shetty, Kalyan Bhaskar Shetty, Sri Vajramatha Mahila Vikas Kendra president Suvasini S Shetty, Balaga vice president Chandrahas Rai, treasurer Bhoja Shetty, A to Z Naryan Shetty, P Dhananjay Shetty and others were present.
The programme began with the prayers rendered by Sri Mathanandamayee.
Balaga secretary Prakash Shetty, explained the development works undertaken by Sri Kshethra Odiyoor.
Jayathu Jaya Maruthi, Kannada devotional hymns produced by Gurudev Live Cassettes Odiyoor, co- ordinated by H N Nagaraj Kalkatte and devotional songs cassette produced by Gurudev devotees and arts created by artist Prashant Shetty, were released at the same occasion.