In Honor of Bhagavan Nityananda's Punyatithi
Each year, during the time of his lunar and solar Punyatithi, Siddha Yogis honor Bhagavan Nityananda by singing the Nityananda Arati. This arati is sung every day in Bade Baba's Samadhi Shrine in the village of Ganeshpuri, India.
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I listened to Bade Baba’s stories on the website. and then I decided to sing the Nityananda Arati
, expressing my joy and devotion to him. Immediately, I felt the love and devotion of hundreds of devotees all around the world, singing that beautiful hymn. What an exquisite moment! Feeling this love, I entered into meditation, and a question arose in my awareness: “Where does this love come from?” At that moment, Bade Baba's murti
appeared in my mind’s eye, radiating love like the sun.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this experience of satsang
a Siddha Yogi from Rennes, France
As soon as I heard the Nityananda Arati, my heart stirred with a direct sense of remembrance. I felt my heart rise up like the waving of lights during arati,
and tears bathed my eyes like an abhishek
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
At home, we have been singing this arati
regularly. Today, my three-year-old daughter suddenly began chanting the refrain. Listening to her sweet voice and watching the way she was chanting, my whole being melted. I had the experience of Bade Baba's blessings embracing my home, my family, my heart. I felt deep gratitude.
a Siddha Yogi from Mexico City, Mexico
When my four-year-old son heard the Nityananda Arati
for the first time, he loved it so much that he made me play it again and again. I lost the count after seven times! He was swaying in delight while sitting on the sofa next to me, as I too swayed. It was pure bliss to watch him so naturally and sincerely becoming inducted into this divine song of Bhagavan Nityananda's name. His wonderment also pulled me deeper into the beauty of this arati
a Siddha Yogi from Mumbai, India
As I hear the Nityananda Arati, I am reminded of the exquisite and exuberant aura of nature's essence around Ganeshpuri. All creatures sing Bade Baba’s glory. It's incredibly beautiful when we see him seated in his kingdom. I have meditated in Ganeshpuri and attended aratis,
and I have always been filled with sheer love and joy. Shri Nityananda means “forever in bliss.” Singing his glory is bliss in itself.
a Siddha Yogi from Delhi, India
As I was chanting the Nityananda Arati,
I felt so much love and gratitude. Showers of bliss were flowing through my body. I feel so blessed to be made aware of my own nature and to become aware that Bhagavan Nityananda is everywhere and in everybody.
Thank you, Gurumayi! Thank you, Baba Muktananda! Thank you Bade Baba!
a Siddha Yogi from Duisburg, Germany
Each morning I sing this uplifting hymn as I prepare my breakfast. As I sing it, I feel its essence of joy and exuberance bubbling and surging within me. Sometimes as I sing the final refrain, I dance with ecstasy in the solitude of the kitchen. I feel Bade Baba’s presence dancing within me while my heart leaps with gratitude for all he has given to the Siddha Yoga path.
Jaya Bade Baba
a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA
The painting of Bhagavan Nityananda that accompanies the Nityananda Arati immediately brought back a meditation experience I once had during a Shaktipat Intensive held in honor of Bade Baba's Punyatithi.
During the meditation, I longed very much to see God but couldn't. I reported this to Gurumayi in my heart and heard these words, "Go to the Temple and see Bade Baba." I went directly to the Temple and when I walked in the door, I saw a vision that looked just like the painting now on the website.
Bade Baba was sitting as energy swirled all around him. I knew that he was merging with the Absolute. This energy swirl got larger and larger, eventually encompassing the whole Temple, including me. I went into a deep state of meditation. When I came out of it, I knew that I had seen God.
Thank you, Gurumayi. I am forever grateful for this experience!
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
Singing the Nityananda Arati on the evening of Bade Baba’s Punyatithi immediately transported me to a place of innocence and simple devotion within my own heart. It led me to understand that in this way we are all his children. I am deeply moved by the meaning of the words.
I feel so much love and gratitude for our amazing Bade Baba!
a Siddha Yogi from Guildford, United Kingdom
This morning, I rose early. In the still time of early morning, I sang this arati
to Bade Baba. Then I meditated. As soon as I closed my eyes, I saw a velvet-like darkness, with a brilliant sphere of blue light. I sat in meditation, and the blue sphere never wavered, but slowly faded into a tiny point of light.
I felt so deeply blessed.
a Siddha Yogi from Pennsylvania, USA
O, great Bade Baba! Your love and compassion are everywhere. This arati
is an offering to you, and yet it is we who experience the love in our hearts.
I am so grateful for you and for the presence of our amazing Guru, who continues the legacy of your love.
a Siddha Yogi from Perth, Australia
In reading the English translation of the Nityananda Arati, this verse stands out for me: “You are very dear to children.” My eight-year-old daughter loves Bade Baba very much. She cares for the murti
of Bade Baba at the local chanting and meditation group with great enthusiasm and attention. Bade Baba’s being is very real and alive for her. One of the sweetest ways I experience his presence in my life is through observing her connection to him.
Thank you, Bade Baba, for your great love for children!
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
I love the Nityananda Arati! Each year I look forward to celebrating the month of Bade Baba’s Punyatithi by singing this beautiful arati
. When I sing it, I feel transported to the town of Ganeshpuri, Bade Baba’s abode, and I am filled with joy, vibrancy, and devotion for him!
a Siddha Yogi from Minneapolis, USA