Mother’s Day – Sun May 8th
My Dear Friends, We believe that everyday, mothers should be honoured and love. No one can truly expound their greatness. They are superior than any mortal on this earth and beyond. The content of a Mother’s heart is unknown to a child. She carefully guards her emotions for the protection of her children, and with one look into our eyes, she is able to read all the activities in our minds. Mothers help their children to recognize that they can achieve the impossible, and they bring the arms of comfort to an insecure child in a world of uncertainty. There is a very old hindi song that tells us: Kowsi wo cheez jo, yahaa nahee miltee. Sab kuch miljaataa hai, lekin haa, Maa naheen miltee, maa naheen miltee. What is tthat one special thing, that cannot be replaced? We can have everything in life, but nothing will ever replace our mothers. We will never meet someone as great, powerful, tough, and loving as MAA. A hindu poet tells us, Mandir mein naa milenge, gurdwaar naa milenge. Ghar mein hi baithe terey bhagwaan. Apney maa ko pranaam, apney maa ko pranaam. There is one god that cannot be found in any house of worship, for she sits in the home. That God is called Mother. Friends, often we find that we go to far distances in search of God. Many of my friends have often told me that they have gone to places and climbed hundreds of steps to mandirs in high mountains in order to see the universal Goddess. I applaud you. But I must ask, how often do you climb the steps to your Mother’s homes? Food for thought. This sunday, leave whatever you are doing and spend the day with your MAMA. Work, social activity, parties and any other event in your life can wait. Mother shouldn’t. At BSM, we celebrate Mother’s Day in style. Hope to see you. To all mothers, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY………..and remember on this day, don’t turn a straw.
Sunday Service Begins at 9:30 AM
Purnima – Sat May 21st
On Purnima, “Satyanarayan Vrath Katha” is performed. Among the kathas that are prevalent, “Shri Satyanarayan Katha” is the most popular. Satyanarayan Vrat is the easiest and the most in-expensive way of self-purification and self -surrender at the feet of Hari. One who observes Purnima with full devotion and faith is sure to attain his heart’s desire. Our Shastras state that during hte “kalyug” , the fruit that one gets by hearing the Satyanarayan Katha is enormous . The Katha is dedcated to Lord Vishnu in his manifestation as Lord Satyanarayan . “Satya” means truth , “Nar” means Man and “Ayan” means a place .Thus the place where truth resides in man is call Satyanarayan. The “Satyanarayan Katha” and the “Vrat” helps us overcome vices like lust , anger, greed , attachments and ego.
Puja commences at 7:00 p.m.
BSM – Daily Schedule
Mandir Opens Daily at 7:00am
6:30pm – 8:00pm: Shivji Puja, Shivji Chaaleesa, Stotrams, Arti
6:30pm – 8:00pm: Hanumanji Puja, Chaaleesa, Keertan, Arti
6:30pm – 8:00pm: Durga Puja, Chaaleesa, Keertan, Arti
7:30am – 9:00am: Navgraha Puja
8:00am – 9:00am: Puja
9:30am – 11:30am: Satsangh, katha, Arti