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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Shanti Swasti Path and Ayutahuti Yagya concludes at Janabahaa

Remember the chariot that toppled over in April?

Apparently there is a way to negate the sins committed by we mortals that might have caused a major disaster like that. In a bid to ask for forgiveness and compassion from The Compassionate One (Karunamaya), an elaborate Hom (homa puja: the ritual of offering grain and clarified butter into the sacred fire, page 483, Karunamaya: The Cult of Avalokiteswara – Matsyendranath In the Valley of Nepal by John K. Locke, S.J., Sahayogi Prakashan, Kathmandu, 1980) ceremony was conducted at Janabahaa premises during the last three days. As the first half of the name (Shanti Swasti Path) of this rare and unique event implies, several priests recited prayers as per Vajrayana Buddhist tradition with the objective of eradicating any bad luck that might befall the population because of the accident with the chariot.

The event culminated in a big feast today where hundreds of devotees, locals and VIPs were invited.
Photo of fallen chariot courtesy of All other photos by Alok Tuladhar.


Jorge said...

Hola amigo: quería invitarte que visites el blog que estoy realizando con mis alumnos de segundo año de la secundaria sobre LA DISCRIMINACIÓN.
Tema arduo e interesante.
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Te invitamos que leas lo que gustes de él y hagas una opinión sobre el mismo.
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Un abrazo desde la Argentina.

Pradipta said...

Have you got a video of the Machhendranath collapse? I needed the one like Avenues TV brodcast at first or the same one. If you can please post it on the net.

Pradipta said...

You could also post views of the pujari and others in Janabahaa Society on the collapse of the Macchendranath. I still remember the Pujari's reaction when he came to the TV. I think the fall has a deep meaning.

Pradipta said...

Its the people of Nepal who have committed a great great sin because of which Machhindranath fell. I think the Pujari had said on TV that the Ratha fell because God was angry. I bet its all got to do with Nepali Politics and all. People had chosen Maoists in the CA elections just 2 days before the chariot procession day.