Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) under the benign grace of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, founder and head of DJJS, organized a seven day Shrimad Bhagwat Katha (from 19th November, 2017 to 25th November, 2017) at Chandigarh, Punjab. Sadhvi Vaishnavi Bharti Ji as the Katha orator presented a beautiful narration of the Bhagwat Mahapuran. The singing of various melodious devotional songs by the trained musician disciples of DJJS made the narration a much more pleasing experience. Sadhvi Ji cited many anecdotes from the Bhagwat Mahapuran so that people can know the true name of Lord Vishnu. One such story cited by Sadhvi Ji was that of an elephant named Gajendra.
Gajendra was the head of a large herd of elephants that lived in the Rtumat garden located on Mount Trikut. On one hot day Gajendra took the herd to the fresh waters of the garden to cool off. But when Gajendra entered the water, a crocodile took hold of one of his legs. Gajendra tried his best but the crocodile did not let go off his leg. Gajendra’s entire family attempted to help but had no success. Considering Gajendra on the brink of death, his entire family left him. Sadhvi Ji said that Gajendra’s story teaches us one unspoken truth about this mortal world. It is a known fact that no one accompanies us after death. But a more important lesson is that our dear relatives abandon us the very moment death is thought to be near. Hence, in our battles we have only our inner self to depend upon. This is the inner self that Gajendra turned to in the moment of need and called out to Lord Vishnu. He took the eternal name with a lotus in his trunk raised to the sky.
Lord Vishnu, seeing Gajendra remembering his name, arrived at the scene and with his Sudharshan Chakra (divine disc) cut the crocodile into pieces. Sadhvi Ji said that this entire story has symbolic meaning for us as humans too. For we throughout our lives remain busy with pleasing our relatives, but ultimately it’s only when we connect with the eternal self within that we are saved. The way to connect with the self, explained Sadhvi Ji, is through the ancient Indian technique called- Brahm Gyan. The process through which a true Guru (Spiritual Master) opens the third eye of the seeker and makes him/her witness the eternal light/sound/rhythm within is known as Brahm Gyan. It is Brahm Gyan that alone can lend us solutions in the need of hour. Thus, said Sadhvi Ji, for a serene life Brahm Gyan should be the aim of life. In this regard DJJS will remain ever present for directions.
The Chief Guests who attended the Katha included:- Smt. Kirron Kher (MP, Chandigarh), Sh. K.P. Rana (Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha), Captain Abhimanyu (Finance Minister Haryana), Smt. Kavita Jain (Minister of Urban Local Bodies, Haryana), Smt. Garish Bansal (Additional Session Judge), Sh. Gyan Chand Gupta (State Minister Haryana), Sh. N. K. Sharma (MLA, Dera Bassi), Sh. Balbir Singh Sidhu (MLA Mohali), Sh. Pawan Bansal (Ex. Railway Minister of India), Sh. Gaurav Kumar (IDAS Officer), Prof. Raghuram Rao Akkinepally (Director, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali), Sh. Sunil Chadha (Senior Advocate Punjab and Haryana High Court), Miss. Reeta Kohli (Senior Advocate Punjab and Haryana High Court).