• Gurupurnima 2017
  • Gurupurnima 2017
  • Gurupurnima 2017
  • Gurupurnima 2017

In Honor of Bhagavan Nityananda’s Lunar Punyatithi

Morning and Evening Arati
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The Morning and Evening Arati is a part of my daily life, even when I am busy. Wherever I am, when the time for the Evening Arati arrives, I automatically start singing it, either in my mind or reading from the text. I try to do the same for the Morning Arati at 4 a.m.
 
Whenever I sing the Arati, I imagine that I am standing in front of Bade Baba's murti in the Temple—even if I am actually in a crowded area elsewhere. The Morning and Evening Arati keep me deeply attached to my Guru's powerful teachings.

a Siddha Yogi from Ghoti, India

This is a wonderful surprise! I hadn't seen nor sung this beautiful Arati for over twenty years. Yet once I found it on the website, I started reading it and, after a while, I suddenly remembered the melody and could sing it again. I feel happy to sing it to honor Bhagavan Nityananda!
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your everlasting support, love, and blessings.

a Siddha Yogi from Yautepec, Mexico

I was elated to see the Morning and Evening Arati posted on the website this morning again! I opened it with great glee and sang it once through. The very tune and rhythm of the hymn transport me to Bhagavan Nityananda's Temple in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, reminding me of the beautiful and ethereal hours of early morning and evening. The hymn has the power to calm my mind, my heart, and my soul, and I sense the sweet presence of Gurudev Siddha Peeth around me.
 
Thank you for a beautiful reminder of the power and impact of the Ashram Daily Schedule!

a Siddha Yogi from Mumbai, India

I love singing the Morning and Evening Arati. About a week ago, I spontaneously started singing it again. Although sometimes my voice is not strong, when I sing this Arati, it gets very strong. And I feel I am in the Temple in Gurudev Siddha Peeth in Ganeshpuri, with the joyous clamor of the clanging of the gong, the wind instruments, and the voices all proclaiming our deep gratitude to our venerable king of yogis, Bhagavan Nityananda.
 
Today, I feel this deep gratitude even more as I am chanting it. Thank you.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

Before going off to work this morning, I had the inspiration to sing the Arati. As I sang out loud and robustly, I was filled with a sense of happiness and joy and of the shakti leaping and dancing within me. I felt awash in Bade Baba's presence, his love “imparting the gift of knowledge” and “eternal happiness.”
 
I experienced that remembrance of the Guru brings about the awareness of the Guru's state within.

a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA

What a wonderful surprise to find the Evening Arati on the website today! Having Bhagavan Nityananda's darshan took me back twenty-five years ago when I was blessed with singing the Arati in the temple at Gurudev Siddha Peeth every day for more than a month.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for hearing my longing and making my path so blessed!


a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA

I heard the Evening Arati for the first time when I met Baba Muktananda in Miami. I was mesmerized. Hearing the bass drum, listening to the conch, watching the waving of the arati lights reminded me of all the most beautiful holidays rolled into one. The Arati seemed so familiar, as though I had heard the sounds and the chant before. I began reciting the Arati quietly under my breath, and I experienced that I knew this chant! I chanted it from beginning to end! It filled my entire being.
 
Then, I looked up at Bade Baba's beautiful photo above Baba's chair. At that moment, I experienced a very deep connection with Bade Baba that has never wavered.
 
To this day, the Evening Arati is a favorite. Every time I sing the Evening Arati, I can recall that first experience as clearly as the day it occurred.
 
Thank you, Bade Baba, for your love, compassion, teachings, and light in my life.

a Siddha Yogi from New Mexico, USA