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Worshipping Bade Baba on Holi

Chant Om Namo Bhagavate Nityanandaya with Gurumayi while having darshan of Bhagavan Nityananda

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This remarkable close-up image of Bade Baba’s face brings me to a state of profound timelessness. My breath becomes still, my mind becomes silent. My heart seems to be beating somewhere within the cavernous being that is his golden form. When I finally breathe, my heart begins to bloom with inner joy.

Arizona, United States

What an uplifting experience!
To have the darshan of Bade Baba while listening to Gurumayi chanting brought me such joy this morning!
I can feel my spirit lift and a calm energy rising from within me.

Stroud, United Kingdom

Early this morning as I opened the Siddha Yoga path website, I was automatically drawn into making the mini-pilgrimage to Bhagavan Nityananda in the Temple for his darshan. What a treat! Each image drew me closer and closer to Bade Baba. His love-filled gaze enveloped me as I melted into complete surrender and love, inhaling and exhaling the sweet fragrance filtering in from afar.

Nairobi, Kenya

These photographs really capture the spirit of Holi Purnima for me. There are so many surprises! The portraits of Bade Baba and Shri Sarasvati are so alive. I really appreciated the color, the abstraction, and the simplicity of the silver tied cord resting against the purple fabric. And each of the photographs taken through the crystal lotus on the door was unique and very cool.

Hawaii, United States

I am so blissful from having darshan of Bade Baba in this beautiful gallery and listening to the chant with beloved Gurumayi. When I started viewing the gallery, I invoked grace by lighting incense in my puja room. Then as I continued, I felt that I was right there in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple. I experienced Bade Baba in his magnificent and timeless form. He became alive in my own room.
Listening to the chant, I rose on my feet and began dancing in ecstasy. Joy mingled with tears of love flowed from my being. This powerful chant drew me to experience peace and the presence of the Self. 

Gandhinagar, India

Chanting with Shri Gurumayi was awesome. I kept listening again and again, and chanted along with her. For this peaceful, wonderful darshan of Shri Gurudev, I am eternally grateful.

New York, United States

I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for this post. With fewer opportunities right now to gather for worship in my community, it is such a boon to have this blessed opportunity to worship Bade Baba in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple at Shree Muktananda Ashram.

New York, United States

I cannot describe what a magnificent balm it was for my heart to enjoy these beautiful images. Facing a wide range of challenges and uncertainty, I came here into the silent presence, the inspiring affirming colors, and the exquisite offerings to Bade Babe. I felt all the offerings were made on my behalf. All this drew me into the truth of my own being.
In such good company, gratitude arose naturally and calmed me. I’m so grateful for this enduring simplicity, beauty, and truth—for this space of refuge. I’m praying that I may now take this experience into my world for the well-being of all.

Washington, United States

For me, worshipping Bade Baba is like worshipping my own Self. Through this gallery, I experienced him everywhere—in his robes, in the flowers and colors, in the light of the lamp, in the padukas, the murtis of deities, and more. I forgot my self-consciousness in his compassionate gaze and became absorbed in the depths of my inner bliss.
Though my eyes were open, my awareness was focused within. I felt wrapped in the colors of Holi and of Bade Baba himself. As I offered pranam at his holy feet, I knew that his blessings are always with me. The chanting of the namasankirtana with Shri Gurumayi took me to even greater heights and depths.
I cannot fully describe in words what I experienced. I am so grateful to Shri Gurumayi for such powerful postings on the Siddha Yoga path website, where I can return again and again to have the darshan of my Shri Guru, which I can experience in my inner being continuously.

Udaipur, India