Mata Kausalya, the glorious mother is like that splendid Eastern Horizon, so vast, so great, ever new. From this Eastern Horizon, the Sun will arise and that appearance of the magnificent Sun is likened to the appearance of Sri Ram in the lap of Kausalya Ma. The child of the solar dynasty will arise, will manifest from the Eastern Horizon. Read more.
Navratri Celebrations were held in Shri Sitaram Dham Mandir in Amsterdam. Swamiji spoke for nine days on the greatness and glory of Motherhood and on Ma Durga through Devi Bhagwat Maha Puran, Durga Saptshloki and Ramayana. Read more.
January 2012. The second annual Surya Kumbha Celebrations were held from 15th to 23rd January 2012 in Paramaribo Suriname. Sri Swamiji spoke for nine days on Ma Ganga through Sri Ramcharitmanas. Swamiji said that there are five types of Ganga: the physical Ganga river that flows, Sri Ram Katha is a Ganga, Bhakti (Devotion) is a Ganga, Dharma is a Ganga and in Yoga philosophy Sushumna Nadi is also a Ganga, read more.
October 2011. Swamiji journeyed to Prayag twice to meet with Jyotish Peeth Shankaracharya at his Prayag Ashram. During one of the visits, he also attended Srimad Bhaagwat Katha by HH Sri Govinda Giri Swamiji with Maananeeya Sri Ashok Singhal ji, read more.
Swamiji arrived in New Delhi India on Sunday 9th October 2011 at 6pm from Washington, USA via Chicago. Sushri Ananda accompanied him on trip. Invited as one of the Chief Guest Speakers during the Brahma Kumaris Platinum Jubilee – 75 years Celebrations, read more.
October 29th – November 1st 2011. During his visit to Varanasi, Sri Swamiji visited his village, Karigavan. Special meeting was held with Sant Morari Bapu ji at Sarnath, Varanasi – holy pilgrimage place of Mahatma Buddha, read more.
Rajasthan November 6th – 8th 2011. A Sadhu Conference was held at the International Headquarters of Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga at Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Sri Swamiiji was invited as Chief Guest at the closing of this Conference, read more.
Swamiji with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Spiritual Leader of the Brahma Vidya Peetham, Swami BrahmadeoJi, of Caratal, San Fernando has spoken of the importance of the Indian Diaspora and the spread of Hinduism. “Our Rishis and Seers propagated Sanatan Hindu thoughts through the lofty idea of the Vedas in the whole world. With the motto of Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam, ‘Let us make this world a noble place for all humanity, Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah. Let all be happy and Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.’ The whole world is one family, the Rishis started the journey to establish the kingdom of peace and love,” he said.. read whole story here
In lifting the Sri Hanuman Consciousness prior to Hanuman Jayanti Day, three days Sri Hanuman Yagna was organized at the lotus feet of 85 Foot Sri Karya Siddhi Hanumanji from Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 April. Sri Swamiji spoke on the Glories of Sri Hanuman through the theme “Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Goasain” and clearly explained the meaning of “Hanuman”. He also expounded on the significance of Sri Hanumanji’s name as it appears Four Times in Sri Hanuman Chalisa and the appearance of the word “Sankat” (calamities and distress) three times, read more..
Sri Swamiji returned to Trinidad West Indies on March 28th 2011. Navratri Celebrations started on April 4th. On this day Swamiji performed special Puja at Brahma Vidya Peetham Ashram in Trinidad to begin the auspicious nine days, read more..
Sri Swamiji was given great love by The International Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago at a program organised to Honor him as the Director of Maharishi Total Knowledge in Trinidad & Tobago and Special Trustee of Maharishi Vedic University in Guyana & Suriname on behalf of Maharishi Global Country of World Peace, read more..
Akshaya Tritiya, variously spelt as Akshya Thiritiya, Akshaya Trutheeya, Akshaya Tritiiya and also called Akshaya Trithi, falling on the third day of the bright half of the lunar month of Vaisakha of the traditional Hindu calendar, is one of the four most auspicious days of the year for Hindus. In 2011, the date of Akshaya Trithiya was May 6th, read more..
Swami Brahamdeo ji, second from right, is presented with an award for his work in propagating the Vedic wisdom of India throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
The International Meditation Society of Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of its parent organisation, the Global Country of World Peace with headquarters in Holland, honoured Swami Brahamdeo ji at a function held at Plaza de Montrose, in Chaguanas on April 16. Swami Prakash Anand, president of the Chinmaya mission, Lady Swami Atmananda, Dr Linda Baboolal and her husband, and Dr Lana Boodhoo were among the many invited guests in attendance. A special feature was the presentation of special appointment of Swami Brahamdeo as trustee and director of Maharishi's Total Knowledge for the Indian Community in Trinidad and Tobago. Read the whole story here..
Swamiji travelled to Norway on 3rd March. Maha Shivratri Yagna was organized by Sanatan Shiv Mandir in Slemmestad Norway. Here also Swamiji brought to life the great message of Shiv Katha for the benefit of mankind in this millennium. The committee and devotees were very happy indeed and are eagerly looking forward to organise Sri Swamiji’s program again. See photos
Sri Swamiji visited Haridwar during the Kumbha Mela Celebrations. During this visit he met with Swami Adveshananda Giri ji. The heads of Maharish Mahesh Yogi’s organization of Holland also joined Sri Swamiji on this spiritual journey. See photos
Navratri programs were held in Guyana from 9th to 17th October at various mandirs throughout the country. Programs were organized in Parika, West Coast Demerara, Georgetown and Berbice.Report of Surya Kumbha Parvaa. See photos
The Hindu Community of Suriname celebrated Surya Kumbha Parvaa which started on January 14th 2011, the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti. The festival continued until February 8th 2011. This was a very historical moment in the cultural, social and spiritual life of the Suriname people. This festival is a replica of the Kumbha Mela Mahotsav celebrated in India in four places viz. Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain and Nasik. The Kumbha Mela forms a nucleus amongst all the various sects and religious branches to propagate spiritual values.
In the same way, at Gobardhan Ghat the Surya Kumbha Parvaa has manifested in the capital of the Republic of Suriname, Paramaribo at the big Suriname River that merges in the Atlantic Ocean. In this program people from all walks of life and all districts of Suriname participated and took bath in the Ganga (river) with the feeling of receiving the divine blessings of Mother Ganga.
At the opening ceremony, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Suriname Mr. D. Bouterse, one of his senior most cabinet Ministers, Mr. Ramon Abrahams attended this function. He extended best wishes to the Hindu community and said that the people are celebrating this function and that is a really great happening that shows the rainbow culture and acceptance of a multi cultural, multi ethnic, multi religious society. He spoke about the great culture of India, its economical growth and the biggest democracy of Mother India. He further explained how the President attended many programs in India during Indira Gandhi’s regime as Prime Minister of India. He said that Suriname is proud that this Surya Kumbha Parvaa 2011 focuses on bringing about the synthesis of all cultures, religions and nationalities during this Festival. He thanked the organizers of this program on behalf of the Suriname Government.
During this program, Sri Swamiji presented the philosophical, mythological and spiritual meaning of Surya Kumbha and its values in front of the enthusiastic and crowded audience. He emphasized on the importance and purity of the river, ocean, forest and soil of this earth. He raised the consciousness of the people through his lectures on the Protection of the environment and Global warming. He explained that Protection of Mother Nature can come through Religious and spiritual activities through all religions. He explained the philosophy of the Vedas, Ramayana and Bhagwad Gita. During his ten days discourse (January 14 to 23 2011), people felt energy, peace and found an understanding of their responsibilities and duties towards the Global Family and Mother Earth.
All spiritual, social and political leaders from across the globe sent congratulatory letters and best wishes to the People of Suriname for this historical program. Amongst these blessings came from Shri Ashok Singhal ji – International President of the World Council of Hindus, Shankaracharya Vasudevananda Saraswati of Jyotish Peeth India and Maharaj Adhiraj Rama of Maharish Mahesh Yogi Organization from Holland. People attended from Trinidad, Guyana, America, French Guyana, India and Netherlands.
This Surya Kumbha Parvaa 2011 is yet another opportunity for unity in diversity, deep harmony within the society and a deeper national understanding of the diverse cultural rivers that has met in the Suriname Society. See photos
Swamiji in Copenhagen June 2010
See some pictures from Swamiji's lecture on Patanjali Yoga Sutras in Copenhagen June 4 to 6 2010
Indian holy men open ashram in Caratal
His Holiness Sri Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji, accompanied by Swami Brahmadeoji, attended the yagna in Penal hosted by TN Ramnath and family. Read whole story in Trinidad Guardian
Swami Brahmadeoji and Sri Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji at the
opening of Brahma Vidya Peetham in Caratal.
25th International Ramayana Conference
Silver Jubilee Celebration
Avadhoota Datta Peetham Mysore India November 27, 28, 29 2009
The 25th International Ramayana Conference Silver Jubilee event was held on 27, 28, 29 November 2009 at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysore India ashram of Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji. Vishwa Sahitya Sanskriti Sansthan organised the Silver Jubilee event, read report..
Brahma Vidya Peetham International (BVP) organised five days Sri Ram Katha in Sri Swami Brahmadeoji Maharaj’s birthplace Kariguan in Bhadohi District, Uttar Pradesh India. The program commenced on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima on November 2nd 2009 and concluded with Purnahoti on 6th November 2009. The main theme of the Yagna was “Sri Hanuman Charitra”, read full report here...
24th Intenational Ramayan Conference
Mauritius August 8 – 10 2008
Read the Synopsis of Sri Swamiji’s Lectures, go here...
Photos from Brahma Vidya Peetham Ashram Inauguration Nokesville Virginia USA August 2009
Brahma Vidya Peetham (BVP), Virginia USA opened a new centre in the city of Nokesville. Peethadish and Head of the Center Sri Swamiji graced the grand opening with his divine presence and three days yagna (puja, discourse & worship) to consecrate the building and the grounds of the ashram and temple. Read more here..
These photos are from the Guru Purnima Celebrations in Dallas and the Gnaa Na Bha Yoga Conference hosted by Dattatreya Center. Guruji spoke on Bhakti Yoga during the Conference and Sri Hanumanji during the Guru Purnima Festival. Dates were 6th July to 12 th July. See photos here..
Shri Hanuman Yagna North Texas
Photos from the North Texas Hindu Mandir. Swamiji conducted a three nights Shri Hanuman Yagna on 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2009, see photos here..
Guruji meets with HH Sri Swami Ganapathi Sachchidanandaji of Avadhoota Datta Peetham Mysore
Both of them are currently in Dallas USA for Grand Guru Poornima Celebrations and Hanuman Mahotsav at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, Frisco Dallas. Guruji completed a three days Shri Hanuman Yagna at North Texas Hindu Mandir from 3rd to 5th July 2009. Guruji will be speaking on Shri Hanumanji on 8th July and Bhakti Yoga on 11th July during the Gnaa-Na-Bhaa Conference at the Karya Siddha Hanuman Mandir.
Guruji and Sri Swami Ganpathiji met to discuss current and future programs of Sri Swamiji and Dattatreya Yoga Center of Trinidad & Tobago and the program of the 25th International Ramayan Conference being organised at Datta Peetham in November of this year. Joining in the meeting is Mr. Prakash Raoji - President of Dattatreya Yoga Centre of USA. Guruji was accompanied by devotees and members of North Texas Hindu Mandir, Shri Shiva ji and Shri Sureshji and by Sushri Ananda, Secretary of Brahma Vidya Peetham. They were also fortunate to have darshan of Sri Swamiji. This historic meeting took place on July 4th 2009 at the home of Shri Prakash Raoji. See pictures from the event here..
National Reincarnation Seminar
Dattatreya Yoga Centre of Trinidad and Tobago organized a National Reincarnation Seminar on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th from 5pm to 8pm. The seminar was held at the Dattatreya Yoga Centre temple hall, Orange Field Road, Carapichaima. With the vision of Swami Ganapathi Sachchidananda and guidance of Swami Brahmadeoji, President of the centre, Shri Ramesh P. Maharaj organized this historic event.. read on
T&T celebrates Mahatma Buddha’s birth
Published: May 17, 2009
Dattatreya Yoga Centre celebrated Mahatma Buddha’s birthday last Sunday, with a service at the temple in Carapichaima. Guest speakers were Swami Brahamdeoji of Kashi, India, and Indian High Commissioner to T&T, Malay Mishra.
Brahmadeoji presented the messages of Mahatma Buddha, who appeared on earth in 586 BC. Buddha preached for 40 years after his enlightenment for achieving peace, nirvana and the need of compassion for service to all beings, a release noted. The Swamiji explained how Buddhism crossed the borders of caste, creed, culture, community and countries and became popular from India to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Korea, China, Japan, Mongolia and Tibet.. read whole story.
Celebration of Buddha’s birthday
Saturday, May 16 2009
THE DATTATREYA Yoga Centre celebrated Mahatma Buddha’s birthday last Sunday 10th May 2009 with great enthusiasm among a gathering of devotees.
Shri Ashok Singhalji, International president of the World Council of Hindus and Head Coordinating Committee of Hinduism and Buddhism, sent his inspirational message entitled “Whole world is One Big Family”. Two guest speakers Swami Brahamdeoji of Kashi, India and Indian High Commissioner to TT Malay Mishra focussed on the glory of Mahatma Buddha.. read whole story..
Swami Brahamdeoji of Kashi, India, left, with Indian High Commissioner to TT Malay Mishra
and his wife, Gargi Kaul Mishra.
President Obama’s Hanuman locket
By SEETA PERSAD Saturday, April 18 2009
The charms carried by US President Barack Obama....
SPEAKING AT a recent satsaang at the Brahma Vidya Peetham in Claxton Bay, Swami Brahmadeo Upadiyah praised United States President Barack Obama for accepting the Hindu god Hanuman as a symbol of power. “He is open minded and can identify with the truth quite easily,” Brahmadeo said The swami quoted from a New York’s Times article which stated that Obama was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King... Read the full story here...
Indian Swamiji brings message of spirituality to Venezuela
Arzobispo hindu trae mensaje de espiritualidad a Guayana, Wednesday, 08 April 2009
The Swami of the Hindu community Brahmadeo Upadhyay Swamiji is visiting Ciudad Guayana since last Sunday, to give anyone who wants a bridge to spirituality through meditation. Visit Mail Caroní explained that this approach aims at increasing the union in society through yoga, meditation and education. "I've traveled through Europe, America, Canada and Trinidad carrying this message, and I could see that people respond very well to my philosophy, my culture and my vegetarian meal," he said, read whole story..
Swami hosts historic yagya in St Lucia
By SEETA PERSAD Wednesday, March 18 2009
SWAMI Brahmadeo Ji of Brahma Vidya Peetham in India recently visited St Lucia as a guest of that island’s Sanatan Hindu Organisation. He was accompanied by a contingent of singers, and musicians from the Gasparillo Hindu Temple in Trinidad. Swami was in high praise of brothers Pundit Kuldeep and Kailash Maharaj who sang bhajans and played the harmonium and tabla. Rohini Harricharan, of Florida, did various religious chants and TT’s own Savitri Maharaj mesmerised the audience with her singing of religious songs in Hindi.. read full story in Newsday here
Local Hindus for St Lucia yagna
By SEETA PERSAD Thursday, March 5 2009
PRESIDENT of the Gasparillo Hindu Temple (GHT) Bob Ramroop is leading a local contingent at the first ever three nights yagna (prayer meeting) in St Lucia. This will take place at the compound of S&K Manufact-uring Limited at Bois D’Orange, Gros Islet. The St Lucia-based Sanatan Hindu Organisation headed by Ronald Ramjattan is hosting this event.. read full story in Newsday here
Sri Hanumanji—A living symbol to all humanity
Swami Brahmavairaagy. Published: April 8, 2009 in Guardian
Hindus will observe Lord Hanuman Jayanti tomorrow, April 9, at scores of temples and special places of worship. Shri Hanumanji is an ideal personality for humanity to emulate. Humanity is complete and perfect if harmony exists among us, read full article here..
Great Celebration In St Lucia
The Sanatan Hindu Organisation of St. Lucia organized a 3 day program during the first week of March 2009 in the Gros Islet District, Rodney Bay area near to the capital Castries. The President and Secretary of the organization, Mr. Ramjattan and Mr. Shyamsundar Jarbandan and other committee members invited Swami Brahmadeoji the head of Brahma Vidya Peetham to conduct the three day discourses, read on...
Navratri spring 2009
The global Hindu community is going to celebrate Navratri 2009. The festival begins on 27th March for nine days. During these nine days, Hindus celebrate three days in worship of Ma Kali, three days tribute to Ma Lakshmi and three days towards Ma Saraswati. These Goddesses are manifestations of Gyan Shakti – energy of knowledge, Iccha shakti – energy of will and kriya shakti - energy of action. These three combined together are expressions of Atma Shakti – energy of the soul or self. That Atma shakti is Durga Ma, read on..
Sri Hanumanji – A Living Example To All Of Humanity
Shri Hanumanji is an ideal personality for humanity to emulate. Humanity is complete and perfect if harmony exists among us. Humanity will flourish when every individual has strength in their body, love in their heart and knowledge in their head. The synthesis of these three qualities will allow humanity to blossom with peace, love, truth and compassion. As an ideal personality, Shri Hanumanji embodies all these characteristics and much more, read on...
Hindu New Year Greetings from Swami Brahmadeoji and Brahma Vidya Peetham
Cover page of Swami Brahmadeoji and Swami Ganapati Sachchidananda
Swami Brahmadeoji is a Governing Council member of Bharatiya Dharohar magazine. The bimonthly issue January – February includes articles about the Sri Hanuman Heritage Festival and Global Conference held last year in Trinidad, West Indies. It also includes articles by a few Caribbean authors.
The cover page bears a photo of Swami Brahmadeoji and Swami Ganapati Sachchidananda.
Bhartiya Dharohar has started a campaign across India and abroad to bring together and mobilize people to realize and understand the significance and implication of the hidden jewel of our rich Vedic Sanatan Dharma heritage like Ayurveda, Vastu, Yoga and Meditation, Astronomy and Yogya Vigyan just to name a few, in modern life and its problems. While protecting & developing Indian Heritage, Bhartiya Dharohar is also open to learn from the experience of other societies & cultures as required to make this world a better place to live.
Swamiji Photos of the week in Tuesday, April 15 2008 :
Swamiji and Sushri Ananda in:
Dignitaries at the opening of the Hanuman Heritage Festival include, from left, Paras Ramoutar, PRO; Sherwin Seenath, Secretary of the Dattatreya Yoga Centre; Dr Lenny Saith, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister; Swami Brahmadeoji, of India and Sushri Ananda, secretary of trhe Hanuman Festival. Source: Newsday 2008-04-16
Swamiji at Maharishi Mahesh Yogis funera
Swamiji at Maharishi Mahesh Yogis funeral. Swamijio is sitting next to Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math.
Shri Hanuman Rath Yaatra – Friday 4 th April to Sunday 6 th April 2008
A prelude to Shri Hanuman Heritage Festival & Shri Hanuman Global Conference 2008. Organised by Dattatreya Yoga Centre. Orange Field Rd , Carapichaima. All are invited to join the procession which starts of at the Dattatreya Centre and travels to Port of Spain , Sangre Grande, Manzanilla, Mayaro, Rio Claro , Penal, San Fernando , Marabella, Claxton Bay , Couva and ends at the Dattatreya Yoga Centre on Sunday 6 th April at 8pm.
Sri Swamiji will be present throughout the pradakshina. He will speak on Shri Hanuman at the final stop on Friday night at the Vishwanath Mandir in Sangre Grande and on Sunday night at the Dattatreya Yoga Centre.
Shri Hanuman Heritage Festival - Friday 11 th April to 20 th April 2008
Dattatreya Yoga Centre
Orange Field Rd
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Shri Hanuman Global Conference - Thursday 17 th to Saturday 19 th April 2008
Sri Swamiji will speak daily from 9am to 10am from 11 th April to 16 th April 2008 at the Festival. All devotees are invited to attend this historic festival.
Sri Swamiji lectures at Sri Ram Mandir in Staten Island , New York USA .
3 days Sri Ram Katha. Organised by Dr. Sudha Omprakash and Sri Ram Mandir committee.
Saturday 2 nd 11am to 12:30pm
Sunday 3 rd 11am to 12:30pm and 5pm to 7pm
Monday 4 th February 2008 7pm to 8:30pm.
Sri Ram Mandir
1318 Victory Blvd
New York 10301
Contact Pt. Rajendra Persad for more info. 1 703 624 4837