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Luxmi Ceremony in Hyde Park for Abundance & Love (Navarathri event)

Dear all,
This year, Navarathree (Nine nights of the Goddess) takes place between 13th -21st October, with Vijayathasami (Victory Day) on 22nd Oct.

We’ll be getting together in October, to participate in our own Luxmi  ceremony..  for wealth, love and abundance).

he many Hindu Temples in London will have 10 days of celebrations, rituals, Abishekams, Poojas and prayers. I thought it would be lovely to hold our own Ceremony in the park in a natural setting.

It will be lovely for all of us to post ideas and co-create this special event. (Many years ago I facilitated a very simple Luxmi chant / event in Trent Park).

About Goddess Luxmi – she is the Hindu deity born of the Sea, married to Lord Vishnu, and symbolises Love, wealth, material foundations..  Usually seen as seated on a red lotus flower. She has similarities to Venus.

What we will be doing / ceremony:

Once we have gathered everyone at the Fountain area, we’ll all walk up to a nearby quiet area…along the Serpentine lake.

–For most part we’ll be seated on the ground..  so bring cushion/ ground sheet/ blanket etc..

• –Altar set-up:    A Luxmi altar will be set up on the ground..  Feel free to bring your own deities/ritual/ ceremonial items to place on altar..  Flowers welcome.  we’ll have holly ash (thirnoor), sandal wood paste and kungumam for annointing our selves (on forehead).  Incense sticks will be lit..as well as candles in lanterns.

• –ceremony begins with bell ringing 3 times.

• –Chanting of Luxmi name 108 times (`Om Luxmi Namaha’).  During this time (may take 10-15 minutes), we shall all still our minds, attune and connect to Goddess Luxmi.

• – Arti / flame offering & consecration:

• Arti is the ritual waving of a flame (camphor block burning on a censor) over the deity and ritual offerings and tools.  This flame is then said to carry the energy of the deity..and it is offered to all participants..for consecrating themselves (touch flame and place hands to eyes or forehead).

• All attendees may also do the arti to the deity (careful: the metal censor will be hot).

•  -Various Luxmi chants/ other chants.  (15-20mins)

• -Flowers will be offered to Luxmi.. during chants.

• Bell rung 3 times – ceremony ends.

•  -picnic & social

venue: (confirmed).- Hyde Park, Italian Gardens.

We’ll meet by the Italian Gardens..  near the central fountain on the edge of Serpentine River .  Then we’ll move to a more secluded spot (to be decided on the day for the ceremony).

Time:  ** Please be at meeting point  between 2pm- 2.15pm.    Some of us have evening events..so we will start this Luxmi Pooja promptly at a chosen location at 2.30pm.  Best come join us from the start…

The date – now confirmed   – saturday 17th October’15

Bright Blessings

-Mani

Introducing- GAIA*GUARDIANS: Eco-Magicians & Earth Healers (new Meetup group)

Gaia Guardians- New Meetup group at www.meetup.com/GaiaGuardians
Gaia Guardians- New Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/GaiaGuardians

Gaia is the Earth Goddess. The woodlands and green spaces, rivers, streams and oceans, Forests & Caves are her temples. We meet in natural woods and parks in and around London – to enjoy these wonders with a light spiritual touch, to socialise with like-minded people, and to do eco-magical work – for the protection and well-being of Mother Earth.. and all living creatures.

If you enjoy or like to enjoy woodland walks & explorations, do a bit of meditative work, the stillness, take nature photos, create eco-art (using twigs, barks, fallen branches to create non-intrusive ground sculptures..as magical talismans!).. this is the place.

We have been organising nature-related events, eco-ceremonies and candle-lit walks under the `Gaian Times Magazine’ name in London for 3 years. But we are setting this activity-based social group now to reach out to more like-minded spiritual people in London..

We are not limited to just woodlands or parks. There is also the river Thames.. with all the Thames-paths.. other streams, water-sides..!

Parks on our list to explore & enjoy

  • Richmond Park (South-West London)
  • Greenwich Park (South-East London)
  • Oxleas Woods (East London)
  • Trent Park (North London)
  • Queen’s Woods & High Gate Woods (north london)
  • Epping Forest (North London)
  • Hyde Park (central London)
  • Wimbledon Common (south London)

Activities

  • Walking & exploring woodlands
  • Meditation
  • Nature-spirituality
  • Creating eco-art
  • Socialising & Picnics
  • Nature photography

Gaia-goddess
Come join us..and add your own suggestions and activities..

Bright Earthy Blessings & Warmest regards

-Mani Navasothy

Link

Gaia Guardians – New Meetup group for Eco Magicians & Earth Healers of London

World Peace Day TODAY..Join our Picnic in Hyde Park!

Dear all,

To mark and Celebrate the International Peace Day (today, 21st September) Gaian Times Eco-spiritual Magazine is calling all friends for a  gathering at Hyde Park for a family-friendly picnic – by the `Peter Pan Statue’ area.

Peace Day at Hyde Park - 21Sept2013
Peace Day at Hyde Park – 21Sept2013

It is very close to the `Italian gardens’ and about 10 minutes walk from Lancaster Gate Tube station.

Here is the google map link   http://goo.gl/maps/B1WMx   ( From Lancaster Gate Tube station to Peter Pan Statue Picnic area, Hyde Park)

Bring some picnic food…bring family & friends..  🙂

History of Peace Day

Peace One Day - founder Jeremy Gilley at a London Event in October 2012 .
Peace One Day – founder Jeremy Gilley at a London Event in October 2012 .

In 1999, filmmaker Jeremy Gilley founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation, and in 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day.  Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known. Peace One Day is impartial and independent of any government, political persuasion, corporation or religious creed. Through a multi-platform approach, Peace One Day utilises different tools to raise awareness, advocate for Peace Day and engage the global community in its broad observance.

Links

http://www.PeaceOneDay.org    (Peace One Day website)

http://gaiantimes.com/   (Gaian Times eco-spiritual Magazine / organisation)

https://www.facebook.com/GaianTimes   (Gaian Times Facebook Page)

https://quantumphoenix.net/2013/03/26/early-thoughts-on-international-peace-day-21st-september/    (Early thoughts on Peace Day – meeting Jeremy Gillley)

Peace
Peace

Best Wishes

-Mani Navasothy