Birthday celebrations are special, but could it be more special than getting the opportunity to do a padya puja to Shree Maa, cutting the cake with the Devi Mandir family, having Swamiji chant mantras, and receiving the Divine Mother’s blessing all at once?
I don’t think it could get any better than this!!
My name is Chitra and I live in Mumbai. I visit with Shree Maa and Swamiji every year during their India Yatra. I was the lucky one this year to be with Shree Maa and Swamiji on my birthday.
All the blessings of a lifetime were packed into this one day of full of excitement, lots of love, and boxes of sweets and cakes, which we binged on after the puja.
This padya puja to Shree Maa was my first ever and I was so grateful for Swami Pranavananda, who sat next to me and guided me through the process, as well as Swami Adaityananda, who assisted with chanting the mantras.
I must add that it was a very fulfilling experience being in the high hills of Uttarkashi and topped with blessings and love of the near and dear ones.
Shree Maa always has special gifts in her kitty that she takes out on such occasions as well.
Could a birthday be more special? I don’t think so!!!