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Heading home With Sweet Memories

Heading home With Sweet Memories

Acharya Om Praksh ji Samvedi left for Holland, his home base on May the 19th 2014.. He was with Arya Samaj Chicagoland for the last three months giving his insight into the knowledge contained in Vedas and the Vedic culture. All the participants wished him well in future and hoped for his early return to enrich their lives.

 

The Rare Gems

The Rare Gems

A rare dedicated combination. These two gems have taken upon themselves to ensure that Arya Samaj weekly Satsang goes on smoothly. While Mr. Atul Verma ensures that the accounting practcises of Arya Samaj are kept updated, Mrs. Bharti Verma ensures that participants get hot finger licking fresh food at the end of Satsang every week

Dhaiya Family was the Yajman at Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Weekly Satsang where a special Havan was held to celebrate the birthday of Vela, their bundle of Joy.

Dhayias who chose Arya Samaj Satsang to celebrate the birthday of their loving Bundle of Joy, were blessed by the Acharya Om Prakash ji Samvedi and the members who participated with joy and enthuasisim

Dhayias who chose Arya Samaj Satsang to celebrate the birthday of their loving Bundle of Joy, were blessed by the Acharya Om Prakash ji Samvedi and the members who participated with joy and enthuasisim

Vela is amazed Vela's Birday (Audence blessing the child) Vela's Birthday (Dahiya Family)

Weekly Satsang on April 27th at Arya Samaj Chicago,

The participants came in numbers to the weekly Satsang to soak themselve in the serene atmosphere, Havan as per Vedic traditions, the discourse by Acharya Om Prakashji Samvedi and socializing over the post Havan Lunch.

A panaromic view of the Havan Vedi

A panaromic view of the Havan Vedi

Socializing and enjoying their lunch after Havan. facing are Sh. Mukund Panchal from Indian Consulate and Mr. Sehgal. Both are active members of the Aryasamaj chicagoland

Socializing and enjoying their lunch after Havan. facing are Sh. Mukund Panchal from Indian Consulate and Mr. Sehgal. Both are active members of the Aryasamaj chicagoland

Sunday can be a real satisfying day, both spiritually and Physically. Paticipants always have happy memories of being together on Sundays.

Sunday can be a real satisfying day, both spiritually and Physically.
Paticipants always have happy memories of being together on Sundays.

News from India

April 29,2014

Gujarat Goes to Polls tomorrow: NarenderaModi’s home state shall be woting tomorrow April the 30th along with polling in other six states.

People are cahrged up and may break the previous voting records.

In the latest war  of words,Mr. Modi has accused Abdullah family of exodus of Pandits from the state of J&K and has also accused Mamta Banerjee of selling her paintings to an accused in Sharda scam.

News from India

April 25,2014

1. This Lok Sabha Election seems to be surpassing all voting percentage records.

2.Monsoon to be below norma this year, says Metrological Department of Govt. of Inidia

3. The BJP’s PM candidate Narender modi has filed his nomination papers for the lok Sabha Election from Varanasi yesterday after a road show.

It is said to be the largest road show so for in Varanasi. It extended upto three Kilometers.

4. Congress has filed plaint against Narender Modi alleging the Poll Code Voilation in Vadodara.

News from India

April 24, 2014

1. India is busy in General Elections. The Elections last and 9th phase shall be over on May the 12th and the results for al the constituencies declared on May 16th, 2014
2. 117 seats in 12 states and one Union Territory shall go to polls today, and voting began today at 7.00 AM.
3. Sh. Narendera Modi, BJP’s PM candidate shall be filing his nominations papers today for Varanasi Seat. He is fighting eections from Varanasi and Vadodara in Gujarat.

The electioneering is in full swing, rallies are being held, Road shows are undertaken and the situation is really electrifying.

  • For the benefit of entire World

    For the benefit of entire World

    Must Understand and follow

    Must Understand and follow

    To become a better person, must practise

    To become a better person, must practise

    Interesting

Any one knows the Hanuman chalisa?In Hanuman Chalisa, it is said :

“Yug sahastra yojan per Bhanu!
Leelyo taahi madhur phal janu!!

1 Yug = 12000 years
1 Sahastra = 1000
1 Yojan = 8 Miles

Yug x Sahastra x Yojan = par Bhanu
12000 x 1000 x 8 miles = 96000000 miles

1 mile = 1.6kms

96000000 miles = 96000000 x 1.6kms =1536000000 kms to Sun

What does NASA Says:

NASA has said that, it is the exact distance between Earth and Sun (Bhanu).

It is really interesting how accurate and meaningful our ancient scriptures are..Unfortunately barely it is recognized, interpreted accurately or realized by any in today’s time…

GAYATRI MANTRA” the most powerful hymn in the world

Dr.Howard Steingeril,
an american scientist, collected Mantras, Hymns and invocations from all over the world and tested their strength in his Physiology Laboratory…

Hindus’ Gayatri Mantra produced 110,000 sound waves /second…

This was the highest and was found to be the most powerful hymn in the world.
Through the combination of sound or sound waves of a particular frequency, this Mantra is claimed to be capable of developing specific spritual potentialities.
The Hamburg university initiated research into the efficacy of the Gayatri Mantra both on the mental and physical plane of CREATION…

The GAYATRI MANTRA is broadcasted daily for 15 minutes from 7 P.M. onwards over Radio Paramaribo, Surinam, South America for the past two years, and in Amsterdam, Holland for the last six months.

“Om Bhoor Bhuwah Swah, Tat Savitur Varenyam, Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi, Dhiyo Yo Nah Pra-chodayaat !”

“It’s meaning:
God is dear to me like my own breath, He is the dispeller of my pains, and giver of happiness.
I meditate on the supremely adorable Light of the Divine Creator, that it may inspire my thought and understanding.”

Isn’t it all great?

Holi was a festive occasion as the weather cleared up perfectly to allow everyone to enjoy Holi. Acharya SuryaNandaji very beautifully explained that this festival of holi is just like our life. Each color of holi has it's own significance just like the various colors of life. Each color portrays different aspects of life, like happiness, tragedy, wealth, poverty, surprise,growth, excitement, and shock.  Just like the festival of holi comes with its many colors and we enjoy every color,  similarly, we should embrace each aspect or each curve that life brings us. Just like the festival of holi is enriched by the variety of colors, our life is enriched by the different ups and downs.

Holi was a festive occasion as the weather cleared up perfectly to allow everyone to enjoy Holi. Acharya SuryaNandaji very beautifully explained that this festival of holi is just like our life. Each color of holi has it’s own significance just like the various colors of life. Each color portrays different aspects of life, like happiness, tragedy, wealth, poverty, surprise,growth, excitement, and shock. Just like the festival of holi comes with its many colors and we enjoy every color, similarly, we should embrace each aspect or each curve that life brings us. Just like the festival of holi is enriched by the variety of colors, our life is enriched by the different ups and downs.

Arya Samaj – A world movement Arya Samaj – A world movement

Ram Navmi ke uplaksh mein. The participants were treated to an excellent discourse on Maryada Purushottam Shri. Ram's life by Acharya Om Prakash ji Samvedi

Ram Navmi ke uplaksh mein. The participants were treated to an excellent discourse on Maryada Purushottam Shri. Ram’s life by Acharya Om Prakash ji Samvedi

Ram Navmi Havan at Arya Samaj -2

Holi Celebrations at Arya Samaj Neither rain nor wind could keep away the spirit of Holi at Arya Samaj this year. Despite the rain and windy weather conditions, the Arya Samaj Greater Houston community gathered to celebrate Holi with friends and family on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Everyone had a blast throwing dry gulal of every shade of the rainbow.  The outstanding efforts of the AYM team were much appreciated for set-up and clean-up and many of the members had arrived at Arya Samaj an hour early to help get ready for the day’s celebrations. The AYM volunteers worked tirelessly to coordinate and serve food, distribute colors, set everything up and deliver steaming hot cups of chai and freshly made jalebi and cake to all attending the Holi celebrations. All the hard work of the volunteers and AYM was rewarded with an amazing Holi and lots of fun for everyone. If you were unable to attend, make sure not to miss Holi at Arya Samaj next year!

Holi Celebrations at Arya Samaj
Neither rain nor wind could keep away the spirit of Holi at Arya Samaj this year. Despite the rain and windy weather conditions, the Arya Samaj Greater Houston community gathered to celebrate Holi with friends and family on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Everyone had a blast throwing dry gulal of every shade of the rainbow.
The outstanding efforts of the AYM team were much appreciated for set-up and clean-up and many of the members had arrived at Arya Samaj an hour early to help get ready for the day’s celebrations. The AYM volunteers worked tirelessly to coordinate and serve food, distribute colors, set everything up and deliver steaming hot cups of chai and freshly made jalebi and cake to all attending the Holi celebrations. All the hard work of the volunteers and AYM was rewarded with an amazing Holi and lots of fun for everyone. If you were unable to attend, make sure not to miss Holi at Arya Samaj next year!

DAVS School kids dance at holi The DAVS School children started their day on holi, with their weekly prayer and attended their moral education and Hindi classes and other optional classes. Everyone was treated to a wonderful performance prepared by DAVSS dance students to celebrate Holi. DAV Sanskriti School kids did a wonderful performance on a beautiful holi song. Their teacher and parents should be thanked for encouraging the kids to participate in such events.

DAVS School kids dance at holi
The DAVS School children started their day on holi, with their weekly prayer and attended their moral education and Hindi classes and other optional classes. Everyone was treated to a wonderful performance prepared by DAVSS dance students to celebrate Holi. DAV Sanskriti School kids did a wonderful performance on a beautiful holi song. Their teacher and parents should be thanked for encouraging the kids to participate in such events.

DAV Montessori School News DAV Montessori children celebrated Father's Day on March 28 (a little early since the children are out of school in June). The event was a wonderful tribute to the loving fathers and grandfathers.  The children celebrated with speeches, songs, and gifts to both their fathers and grandfathers.  Everyone enjoyed a special snack of chai, samosas, and jalebi.

DAV Montessori School News
DAV Montessori children celebrated Father’s Day on March 28 (a little early since the children are out of school in June). The event was a wonderful tribute to the loving fathers and grandfathers. The children celebrated with speeches, songs, and gifts to both their fathers and grandfathers. Everyone enjoyed a special snack of chai, samosas, and jalebi.

 DAV Projects DAV Montessori is initiating a project to procure and place a basketball hoop on DAV property to encourage physical activity amongst our children.  They are looking for volunteers to help with the effort. Please contact Medhavi Jogi medhavijogi@gmail.com or Jarrath Presse jpresse@gmail.com for more information. An example of a project in progress is the garden bed pictured below to be utilized by the 2nd and 3rd grade class as part of their hands-on learning about nature. They will participate in the entire process from planting to weeding and harvesting to then consuming the fruits of their labor.


DAV Projects
DAV Montessori is initiating a project to procure and place a basketball hoop on DAV property to encourage physical activity amongst our children. They are looking for volunteers to help with the effort. Please contact Medhavi Jogi medhavijogi@gmail.com or Jarrath Presse jpresse@gmail.com for more information.
An example of a project in progress is the garden bed pictured below to be utilized by the 2nd and 3rd grade class as part of their hands-on learning about nature. They will participate in the entire process from planting to weeding and harvesting to then consuming the fruits of their labor.

Wish you all a blissful Vedic New Year,
Vikram Samvat – 2071,
World Era – 1960853115. 

We Are Saddened to Learn

March 26,2014

We are deeply saddened to learn the  demise of Shradha Bhalla’s mother Smt. Kamala Lal on March 23rd, 2014 after a short illness in India.  She was 83 years old.  All her children were at her bedside when she passed away.  She is survived by her husband Shri Sham Sundeer lal, four sons & their spouses, three daughters & their spouses and fourteen grand kids and one great grandson.

 

May God give the family the strength to bear the loss. We pray to God for the peace of the departed soul.

Shanti Om Shanti.     July 20,2013 The weekly Satsang was held at 11.00 AM as scheduled. Dr. Sukhdev Soni, the president introduced Acharya Shri Om Prakash ji who has arrived Chicago on Friday July the 18th 2013. The Acharya Ji who lives in Rotterdam (Holland) since last 15 years is expected to stay with Arya Samaj Chicagoland for at least about two months. He gave his first discourse today explaining the meaning of AUM and the Concept of Brahamand and Us, the human beings. His simple style, knowledge and explanations enthralled the audience. He is expected to be one of the star attractions during forthcoming “VISHWA CHETNA MAHAYAJNA’ being celebrated on July the 27th and 28th. All are cordially invited to take advantage of his discourses. Mrs. Minoo Purushottam Ji graced the weekly satsang by  her rendering Bhajans in her melodious voice.