Shivratri Concert at Anubhuti

Barbara Farmm (Director of Saraswati Kala Nilayam Dance School, San Rafael) Swami Indravijay Maharaj of the San Mateo Temple Sr. Chandru Desai, West Coast Director, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Org. N Parthasarathi (Consulate General of India, San Francisco Denise Athas, Mayor of Novato Barbara Farmm (Director of Saraswati Kala Nilayam Dance School, San Rafael) Swami Indravijay Maharaj of the San Mateo Temple Sr. Chandru Desai, West Coast Director, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Org. N Parthasarathi (Consulate General of India, San Francisco Denise Athas, Mayor of Novato

Press Report – Sneh Milan (Mahashivratri Celebrations by Brahma Kumaris)

On the occasion of Mahashivratri, the Brahma Kumaris held “Sneh Milan” a special celebration of Devotional songs by Ghazal singer Sharad Gupta at the Anubhuti Meditation & Retreat Center, Novato on March 4th. The spiritual gathering consisted of eminent guests namely, Ms. Denise Athas (Mayor of Novato), N Parthasarathi (Consulate General of India, San Francisco),

Kumar Tuhin (Deputy Consulate General of India), Anand Gundu (President, Livermore Hindu Temple), Dr Sudarshan Kapoor (Professor Emeritus, Fresno State University), Maulik Shukla (Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Northern California head), Chandru Bhambra (Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh) and Swami Indravijay Maharaj of the San Mateo Temple.

The evening began with a Bharatnatyam dance performed by Sanjana Seshadhri of the Saraswati Kala Nilayam followed by the candle lighting ceremony by the honored guests. The Brahma Kumaris, Raja Yoga message was communicated to the audience by a video and guided meditation, which set the tone into a silent and peaceful inner reflection. Sr. Chandru, Vice President of the Brahma Kumaris, USA gave a brief insight into the history and purpose of the 76 year old spiritual organization and its achievements in spreading peace to the humanity worldwide.

The main entertainment for the evening was bhajans and ghazals by Hyderabad based singer Sharad Gupta, the disciple of Anup Jalota who was showered by adulations, with the audience tapping their feet to the most popular songs sung in his melodious voice. The auspicious night of Shivratri concluded leaving the audience enthralled in divine music and contemplation.

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