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Jay Shree Swaminarayan

Welcome to Shree Swaminarayan Satsang Mandal Brisbane

Our Sahba is held every Sunday, between 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Followed by mahaprasad

Our Sahba is held at:

Coopers Plains State School
 61 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains QLD 4108

For further info Please contact us on:

Hindola Begins
02/08/2015

The festival finds its origin in the streets of Vrindavan over 5000 years ago where the Gopis rocked Krishna on a decorated swing. Ever since, to experience the divine joy of rocking Krishna in a small swing, the hindola festival became the focus of devotion.Hindola originates from the pushti marg vaishnav sect and the rituals and guidelines were set by shree vithaleshji. Hindola remains one of the most aucpicious festivals for pushti marg vaishnavs.

Each day of the month of Shraavan, the Hindola is decorated in different material (mirrors, flowers, colors, etc.).It occurs in the months of Shravan or Ashadh in the Vikram Samvat calendar.

Today in temples of the Swaminarayan Faith, the festival is celebrated by decorating a swing in various ways throughout the whole month. They are decorated with any theme that can be thought of, from flowers to Gold Coins. Satsangis go to the temple daily to rock the an idol of Swaminarayan on a swing, perform Aarti and to prepare the most elaborate Hindolas.Songs of Hindola, which were sung by saints like Premanand Swami, are sung accompanied by musical instruments during this festival.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BOOKING A PLACE FOR THIS YEARS HINDOLA UTSAV PLEASE CONTACT US ON:

info@swaminarayanmandirbrisbane.org

 

2015, Chaturmas begins on July 27 and ends on November 22.
Chaturmas is reserved the year for penance, austerities, fasting, bathing in holy rivers and religious observances for all. Devotees resolve to observe some form of vow, be it of silence or abstaining from a favourite food item, or having only a single meal in a day.

The rutus (seasons) of Varsha (monsoon), Sharad (autumn) and Hemant (winter) fall in the period of Dakshinayan (the southernly declination of the sun). In these three seasons the days of Holy festivals are relatively more, especially in the monsoons.

Chaturmas’ is the period of four months from Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi (Eleventh day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Ashadh) to Kartik Shukla Ekadashi (Eleventh day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik) or Ashadh Pournima (Full-moon day) to Kartik Pournima.

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