Melbourne’s vibrant fest: Shri Ram Navami & Indian New Year

By Our Reporter
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, Melbourne, celebrates Shri Ram Navami in Melton // Photo provided

Melton Community Hall was abuzz with vibrant colours and rhythmic beats as Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS), Melbourne, celebrated Shri Ram Navami and Indian New Year with fervour and enthusiasm.

The event, graced by esteemed guests and adorned with captivating performances, showcased the timeless teachings and values of Lord Rama.

Under the guidance of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, the founder of DJJS, young disciples mesmerised the audience with dance ballets depicting the life incidents of Shri Rama. Swami Sajjananand and Swami Dr. Sarveshwar, disciples of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, travelled from India to Melbourne for this auspicious occasion.

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Addressing the gathering, Shri Ashutosh emphasised Lord Rama’s enduring influence across different cultures and regions, citing over 300 versions of Ramayanas worldwide.

Despite the widespread reverence for Shri Ram, he lamented the fading of his values and ideals in contemporary society. He highlighted the prevalence of discord and neglect towards familial responsibilities, calling for a revival of Shri Ram’s teachings. Shri Ashutosh advocated for the practical experience of Shri Ram’s virtues through spiritual enlightenment, imparted by the perfect spiritual master through Brahmagyan.

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Dignitaries gracing the event included Sam Rae, Federal Labor Member for Hawke; Steve McGhie and Mathew Hilakari, Members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly; Joe McCracken, Member of the Victorian Legislative Council; Dr Sushil Kumar, Council General of India; and Bob Turner, Councillor of Melton Council.

As the celebrations concluded, the event served as a reminder of the timeless wisdom and moral guidance embodied by Shri Ram, urging individuals to embrace his values in their daily lives. Through cultural exchanges and spiritual enlightenment, communities strive to preserve and propagate the rich heritage of Indian traditions, fostering a more compassionate and harmonious society.

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