The first day of the international-calendar year is celebrated as New Year's Day.
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ji, the founder of Renaissance Universal, established this institution in the year 1958 in Trimohan of Bhagalpur district, since then it have branches in more than 100 countries all over the world.
At this stage of the renaissance, the speakers put their point of view and said that there is a need for a renaissance in every aspect of human society, whether it is in the field of education or in relation to the character-building of man.
The Ananda Marga followers worldwide celebrate February 12 as Niilakańt́ha Divas. Bábá was poisoned on this day in 1973 while in jail.
Baba instructed us to celebrate the fact that He survived, rather than focus on the fact that He suffered greatly due to the effects of the poisoning.
12th February is the day when Shri P. R. Sarkar was given poison in the name of medicine in the Bankipur Central Jail, Patna and since last 50 years, no official enquiry has happened for this incident. He told that Shri Sarkar, however, bone that poison and hence, the day is celebrated as Neelkanth Diwas every year. As Shri Sarkar has told that this tale of torture should be known by every person in the world, in every continent and in every house.
“March 5 is celebrated as Dadhiici Divas by Ananda Margii’s around the world”
This occasion holds special significance as dharmic Sadhakas laid down their lives for the great cause of Ananda Marga ideology. This is a day to honor all those who sacrificed; it is also a time to remember the unprecedented dedication it took to establish Ananda Marga ideology. It is about the rise of Bhagavad Dharma on this earth.
We all know that March 5th is the sanctified day known as “Dadhiici Day”– the occasion which commemorates those who valiantly sacrificed their lives for the great cause of Dharma. Ananda Margii observes 12 hours of fasting from sunrise to sunset on this day to remember the sacrifice of all Dadhiciis who fought for establishing Ananda Marga Ideology.
Holi, the Spring festival represents irresistible life force, the expression of enormous dynamism. Human beings welcome the advent of spring by burning the effigy of Holi which symbolises the static inertness of winter.
As per Ananda Marga CharyaCharya, Vasantotsava / Dol celebrated as below mentioned direction: Those of the same age will play with colours and flowers among themselves in the morning of the full-moon day. The youngsters will offer the same at the feet of the elders, and the initiate at the feet of his/her ácárya/á. (But the elders will not offer colours and flowers to the youngsters.)
Then, in the afternoon, all will perform collective Iishvara Prańidhána and Varńárghyadána (using áviir [coloured powder] or flowers of colours of their own choice). At the end, all will play among themselves with this áviir or these flowers without distinction between young and old, initiate and ácárya. Do not offer these colours or flowers at anybodyʼs feet. But if, while people are playing, they do touch anybodyʼs feet, that should not be considered wrong, in Ánandamúrtijiiʼs opinion. (Men and women should not exchange colours and flowers with each other.) Finally, there will be a collective meal.
The following day, continue merry celebrations at your residence and have a procession with táńd́ava dance in the afternoon. Continue collective merry celebrations in the evening.
Our social-cum-spiritual functions will be considered part of spiritual life.
Dear Brothers & Sisters!
The spiritual path of the Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha began in Baba Nagar, Jamalpur (Bihar), and thus it is with great pleasure that the Dharma Pracar Department of the Samgha extends an invitation to the Dharma Maha Sammelan (DMS) to be held on March 24, 25, and 26, 2023.
The last Dharma Mahasammelan was held at the Ananda Sambhuti in Baba Nagar, and was attended by a tremendous number of devotees. We have received word from many parts of the globe that a very significant number of devotees are expected to attend the Dharma Maha Sammelan on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of March 2023.
At the DMS, it has been agreed to host well-organized Sadhana, Pravachan, cultural activities, more appealing meetings, Akhanda Kirtana, etc.
We request that you attend the aforementioned Dharma Mahasammelan with your entire family and that you encourage other margii brothers and sisters to do the same.
Central Dharma Pracar Secretary
Acarya Pranaveshananda Avadhuta
The full-moon day of the month of Vaeshákha. It celebrates the day of Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrtijiiʼs birth. On the occasion of Ánanda Purnima which falls on 5th May 2023, we encourage you all to host various activities at your unit level. These include the Akhand Kiirtan chanting of "Baba Nam Kevalam", Tatvasabha spiritual gathering, social processions, a collective meal, a quiz competition on Ananda Marga and Baba's Life and Legacy, Tandava Kaushiki dance competition, and Narayan Seva community service. We encourage you to join us at the unit level and take part in these uplifting events. Thank you.
Dear Devotees of Baba, Namaskar,
Hope you all are in good health.
You all are cordially invited in Ánanda Púrnimá DMS, which will be held on 2nd, 3rd & 4th June 2023. Come to the City of Bliss i.e. Ánanda Nagar and enjoy the Blessedness of the Dharma Maha Sammelan.
Progressive Utilization Theory
The full-moon day of Shrávána. It celebrates the day of the first initiation given by Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrtijii.
Twice collective Iishvara Prańidhána and Varńárghyadána, collective noon and night meals, merry celebrations, spiritual conferences, literary meetings, procession with táńd́ava dance in the afternoon.
"The accumulated distortions of many lifetimes cannot be removed in the twinkling of an eye. The removal of these distortions requires prolonged cultivation of knowledge, selfless devotion and untiring action.
The world expects tremendous work from you; so you must not sit idle like a frog in a well under the spell of inertia. Therefore awake, arise."
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Jii
On 6 September 1978, Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ji invented a new type of dance-exercise for women, called Kaos’ikii nrtya, which is physically, intellectually and spiritually beneficial for men and women both.
Kaos’ikii develops the subtler layers of mind, cultivating the feeling of mysticism – the endeavour to establish a link between the finite and the infinite – in one’s consciousness. It instills self-confidence and encourages self-expression.
It is a total body exercise, and a medicine in itself. It prolongs the lifespan, keeping the body youthful, strengthens the leg joints, increases flexibility and endurance, prevents and cures disease (including many types of liver diseases) and eases the pain of menstruation and childbirth, enabling easy delivery. Although Kaos’ikii is for both women and men, it is particularly beneficial for women.
14 September is Prabháta Saḿgiita Day, the anniversary of the day in 1982 when Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (Shrii Shrii Anandamurti) wrote the first of 5,018 devotional songs called Prabhát Saḿgiita (Songs of the New Dawn).
Prabháta Saḿgiita – Songs of the New Dawn – a collection of 5018 spirituality-related songs composed by Shri Prabhát Ranjan Sarkar over the span of eight years (September 14th 1982 – October 20th 1990).
The tunes include a variety of forms and styles with elements spanning from classical to folk music.
Most of the songs of Prabháta Saḿgiita were composed in Bengali. Around fifty songs were composed in other languages that include English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Magaht, Maethili and Angika.
These songs are an expression of supra-aesthetic science, encouraging the aspirant to transcend the boundaries of mundane life and become ensconced in the beauty of spiritual bliss.
For more on Prabháta Saḿgiita please visit: https://www.prabhatasamgiita.net/
"HAPPY KIIRTAN DIVAS"
Rev. Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji, founder and spiritual Guru of Ananda Marga, introduced the “BABA NAM KEVALAM” Kiirtan on the 8th of October, 1970 at Amjhariya forest house of then Bihar now Jharkhand. HE had made this a Siddha mantra and had given it as a gift to all. This mantra is a universal mantra that can be sung or chanted by anyone. He said that it was very helpful for meditation and had other health benefits as well. Baba means ”respected father” and is widely used as a familiar name for the Guru. Baba also holds connotations of “nearest or dearest”. So Baba Nam Kevalam has a deep range of meaning
– That nearest or dearest is everywhere is everything, Only that divine name.
Sháradotsava festival celebrated from the sixth day to the tenth day of the bright fortnight of Áshvina. [Autumn Festival].
"That which renews human existence and makes it full to the brim and overflowing with the joy of living is termed a festival. Let Sháradotsava (autumn festival) inspire all people to live with a new spirit like true human beings. Let it inspire them with the fact that all humanity is an indivisible entity. On this auspicious day this is my inner wish."
- Shri Shri Anandamurti Ji
Once collective Iishvara Prańidhána and Varńárghyadána, merry celebrations, childrenʼs exhibitions and childrenʼs sport-exhibitions, and collective feasts for children.
Public Day is for all those who are not children.
Once collective Iishvara Prańidhána and Varńárghyadána, merry celebrations, youth health exhibitions, and adult sport- and strength-exhibitions.
Once collective Iishvara Prańidhána and Varńárghyadána, merry celebrations, literary meetings, and various types of fine-arts exhibitions.
Once collective Iishvara Prańidhána and Varńárghyadána, merry celebrations, music, instrumental music, and dance competition.
Procession with music and táńd́ava dance, wearing colourful dress; then collective Iishvara Prańidhána and Varńárghyadána, salutations and affectionate embraces, etc., and entertaining guests and visitors at oneʼs residence.
The new moon of Kárttika. As that night is the darkest night of the year, the celebration with fireworks and illumination symbolizes the forces of light or vidyá (knowledge) overcoming the forces of darkness or avidyá (ignorance).
Once collective Iishvara Prańidhána and Varńárghyadána, illumination, collective merry celebrations, entertaining visitors at oneʼs residence, and procession with táńd́ava dance.
“The flame of a lamp lights up countless lamps. The touch of a great personality wakes up innumerable sleeping hearts. In the same way, the eternal glow of the boundless elan vital of Cosmic Consciousness has been illuminating the life-lamp of universal humanism since time immemorial, is illuminating it, and in the future will do so even more intensely. That is why I say the future of the human race is not dark, rather it is strikingly resplendent. So proceed on, ignoring the frowns of darkness.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Jii
The second day of the bright fortnight of Kárttika. [Brothersʼ Day.]
The brother will receive the blessings and auspicious tilakas of his elder sisters, and salutations, garlands and sandal-paste tilakas from the younger sisters, then accept food.
Mantra: Bhrátá me ciráyurbhavatu [May my brother have a long life]. (Three times.)
Any full-moon day of the season when the major crop of the area is harvested.
Performance of Iishvara Prańidhána with and feeding of one invited guest. Collective merry celebration is the chief feature of this function.
New Year DMS