DJJS (Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan) organized a grand event of 7 days Shrimad Bhagwat Katha at Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh from 21st -27th November, 2022, with the blessings and divine inspiration of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (Head and Founder, DJJS). A Kalash Yatra was also organized on 20th November, 2022 to mark the auspicious beginning of Shrimad Bhagwat Katha. Hundreds of female disciples carrying Kalash on their heads participated in the Kalash Yatra. The Kalash Yatra was an open invitation for the people of Bareilly to spare some time from their busy schedules and be benefitted from the Katha Amrit. The Katha was also webcasted on the YouTube channel of DJJS.
The orator of the Katha, Sadhvi Aastha Bharti Ji (Preacher Disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji) beautifully narrated the entire Katha and unravelled the deep hidden meaning in the Katha-Amrit for the devotees. She stated that Lord Krishna incarnated on Planet Earth with the purpose to teach people the art of living and to disseminate the gems of spirituality. Each of his leelas has profound hidden meaning. This katha teaches us how to fulfil the purpose of life and how to never stop smiling, even in the midst of the most difficult times of life. Lord Krishna taught Arjuna the sacred wisdom of Holy Geeta on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, which also served as the greatest gift to the entire mankind and is benefitting them even today. Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta is an essential guide to better living and spiritual awakening. Its greatest quality is that it prompts an individual to think, to make a fair and right decision, and to look at life differently and refreshingly without surrendering one’s identity.
The Preacher further stated that one can be positive in life only when one is connected to a higher energy, which is “GOD”. As per all the scriptures, only a Perfect Spiritual Mentor (Guru) of the time can help a devotee to reach the Lord by bestowing upon the rare science of Brahm Gyan. Not only this, a Guru helps his disciple all through his spiritual journey and guides him on every step. Therefore, all must take refuge in such a Guru, who connects one to divinity and can show God within an individual. Further elaborating, the orator explained that neither Shri Krishna attired himself like a saint, nor did he leave his family to go to forests or Himalayas for higher meditation and yet he is referred to as Jagat-Guru. The outer appearance, the beautiful way one pronounces shlokas from scriptures, the magic tricks are not the symbolisms of one to be a true Guru. Rather, his only true identity is “Brahm Gyan” through which he can show the Divine Light within a devotee and thus initiate his spiritual journey. Therefore, while finding a True Spiritual Mentor, it is imperative that the seeker of God, must take the reference from scriptures, like Swami Vivekananda did and does not get bogged down in falsehood and hypocrisy while searching for a True Spiritual Mentor, like Swami Vivekananda finally found his Guru Swami Ramakrishna Parmahamsa, after testing many Saints.
Many dignitaries like Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar - Member of Parliament, Bareilly, Dr Arun Kumar Saxena - Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, UP Government, Shri Bhagwat Saran Gangwar - Former Minister of State for Small Scale Industries and Export Promotion, UP Government, Shri Sanjeev Agarwal - Member of Legislative Assembly, Bareilly, UP Government, Dr. Umesh Gautam - Chancellor, Invertis University, Bareilly, Shri Rajesh Kumar Mishra - Former MLA, Bithari, Chainpur, Bareilly, Shri Girdhar Gopal Khandelwal - Khandelwal College of Management Science & Technology, Bareilly, Shri Yogesh Patel - Block Pramukh, Bhojipura, Bareilly, Shri Gopal Gangwar - Block Pramukh, Meerganj, Bareilly, Shri Raj Kumar Khandelwal - Competent Group and N.P. Agro Industries Ltd., Bareilly, Shri Aditya Murti - SRMS College, Bareilly, Dr. Vinod Pagrani - Khushlok Hospital, Bareilly, Dr. Satyendra Singh - Orthopaedic, Bareilly, Dr. Vimal Kumar Bhardwaj - Shrinath Medicity and Vedanta Hospital, Bareilly, Shri Satyaveer Singh - Superintendent, Railway Junction, Bareilly, Sushri Kirti Kashyap - Daughter of Dharmendra Kashyap, MP, Aonla, Bareilly, Smt. Pallavi Gautam - Captain, Indigo Airlines
also, marked their presence in this grand Katha. Various leading newspapers like Rashtriya Sahara, Dainik Jagran, Uday Bhoomi, etc., also covered the Katha.
The Katha was dedicated to one of the social projects of DJJS, Manthan – Holistic Education program for under-privileged children. Its objective is to strengthen the core educational foundation of children and elevate their moral conduct, thereby nurturing a child at the academic, physical, mental and spiritual fronts.
The orator concluded by saying that Brahm Gyan is attainable even today if only we can find a true Guru. DJJS welcomes all seekers to start their spiritual journey at the earliest. The doors of DJJS are always open for the aspirants of God.