Pujya Sri Swamiji in Trinidad 17-29 July 2018

  • 17 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
  • Trinidad, West Indies

Pujya Sri Swamiji in Trinidad, West Indies - 17-29 July 2018

Pujya Sri Swamiji visited Trinidad, West Indies from the 17th to 29th July 2018. 

Sri Swamiji travelled Toronto to Port of Spain on 17 July 2018 and reached Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre in Carapichaima at around 11 PM. Hundreds of devotees were singing, drumming, dancing and received Pujya Swamiji with joy and devotion. 

The Ashrama was glittering with illuminations, decorations and flags. The Ashrama was freshly painted and looked eager to receive Pujya Swamiji who was returning after a gap of two years. 

 

On 18th July evening, Pujya Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja. Sri Ramesh Maharaj, President of Dattatreya Yoga Center gave a welcome speech and welcomed Pujya Swamiji to Trinidad. 

 

Highlights of the 13 day visit to Trinidad included:

 

  • Sri Chakra Puja every morning
  • Divine Bhajans every evening. 
  • Bhagavad Gita chanting from memory by children who are undergoing Gita training. 
  • Music for Meditation titled “Datta Ganga Raga Sagara” at SaPa auditorium in San Fernando on 20 July 2018
  • Installation of Hanuman Murti and new Kitchen facility in Sachchidananda Yoga Ashrama in Penal on 24 July. 
  • Visit to Sri Shiva Rama Datta Mandir in Princes Town on 24 July
  • Visit to Lakshminarayana Pranava Mandir in Beucarro town on 24 July. Sri Swamiji watched a play on Jayalakshmi Mata’s childhood and marriage to Narasimha Shastry. It was directed by Smt.Ravita Singh. 
  • Sri Swamiji gave Mantra Upadesha to over 600 devotees at 6 AM on 26th July. 
  • Sri Swamiji visited Aripo river with devotees at 11 AM on 26 July. 
  • During evening Bhajans session on 26 July, Pujya Swamiji asked children visiting from USA to chant Bhagavad Gita Shlokas. 
  • Guru Purnima festival was held on 27 July. Sri Swamiji performed Guru Parampara Puja by worshipping Hayagreeva Swami, Dattatreya, Dakshinamurthy, Sage Vyasa Maharshi, Adi Sankara Bhagavatpada, Jayalakshmi Mata. 
  • Sri Swamiji received Pada Puja from Sri Ramesh Maharaj and Prasad and Swami Brahmadeo ji. 
  • In the Guru Purnima discourse, Pujya Swamiji said “Krishna alone is Jagadguru”. 
  • In the evening, Pujya Swamiji sang Bhajans and played Keeravani Ragam. 
  • Later, Sri Swamiji announced the Sankalpa to perform “Maha Rudra Yaga” in Trinidad Ashrama in 2020 and blessed devotees with the Mantra - Shivaaya Rudraaya Namaha. Sri Swamiji urged devotees to chant this Mantra as many times possible and spread the message of this Mantra. Devotees can register on www.dattapeetham.com or yogasangeeta.org and update their Mantra Japa count on these websites. 
  • Datta Yoga Center offered equipment to disabled persons. 
  • Annadanam was offered to all devotees every day. 
  • On 28th July in the evening, Sri Swamiji offered Arati to Karya Siddhi Hanuman. 
  • Sri Swamiji inaugurated “Annapurna Canteen” near Hanuman Mandir on 26 July morning. 
  • Sri Swamiji blessed some of the children and teachers of pre school run in Dattatreya Yoga Centre. 
  • Hundreds of devotees bid a tearful farewell to Pujya Sri Swamiji on 29 July 2018 as Pujya Sri Swamiji travelled to London. 
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85 feet tall Hanuman statue built by HH Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji at His Ashrama in Trinidad, West Indies.
85 feet tall Hanuman statue built by HH Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji at His Ashrama in Trinidad, West Indies. On the right is Sathyanarayana Swamy temple and on the left Ram Parivar temple
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Karya Siddhi Hanuman in SGS Ashrama, Carapichaima, Trinidad
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Satyanarayana Swamy temple in Trinidad Ashrama
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Sri RamaChandra Parivara Murtis in SGS Ashrama, Trinidad
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Maha Ganapathy in SGS Ashrama, Trinidad
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Arati to Dattatreya Swami & Anagha Devi Murtis in SGS Ashrama, Trinidad
Pujya Sri Swamiji with children who are memorizing Bhagavad Gita in Trinidad Ashrama
Pujya Sri Swamiji sang scintillating Bhajans every evening in the Ashrama prayer hall in SGS Ashrama, Trinidad,
SaPa auditorium where Datta Ganga Raga Sagara - music for meditation was held on 20 July 2018
Audience during the Datta Ganga Raga Sagara music for meditation concert in Trinidad on 20 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji plays Kalindaja Raga during Datta Ganga Raga Sagara at SaPa auditorium in Trinidad on 20 July 2018
Musicians accompanying Pujya Sri Swamiji during Datta Ganga Raga Sagara, Trinidad - 20 July 2018
Sri Chakra Puja in Sri Sachchidananda Yoga Ashrama in Penal, Trinidad - 24 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji blesses Datta Kirtan Mandali at Sri Sachchidananda Yoga Ashrama, Penal - 24 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji performs Abhishekam to Hanuman Murti after installation at Sri Sachchidananda Yoga Ashrama in Penal, Trinidad - 24 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers prayers to Hanuman Murti after installation at Sri Sachchidananda Yoga Ashrama in Penal, Trinidad - 24 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji in front of Hanuman Murti shrine after installation at Sri Sachchidananda Yoga Ashrama in Penal, Trinidad - 24 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji prays to Lord Dattatreya at Sri Sachchidananda Yoga Ashrama, Penal, Trinidad - 24 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji inaugurates new kitchen facility at Sri Sachchidananda Yoga Ashrama, Penal, Trinidad - 24 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji inaugurates new kitchen facility at Sri Sachchidananda Yoga Ashrama, Penal, Trinidad - 24 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji with cast of "Jayalakshmi Mata" play at Lakshminarayana Pranava Mandir in Beuccaro temple in Trinidad - 24 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji explains about Chinmudra during meditation at evening Bhajan session in DYC, Trinidad - 25 July 2018
Hundreds of devotees attended Pujya Swamiji's Bhajans every evening at Dattatreya Yoga Centre, Trinidad
Hundreds of devotees attended Pujya Swamiji's Bhajans every evening at Dattatreya Yoga Centre, Trinidad
Hundreds of devotees attended Pujya Swamiji's Bhajans every evening at Dattatreya Yoga Centre, Trinidad
Gyan Ramlogan & Bhajan Mandali members present a Hanuman painting to Pujya Swamiji. It was painted by Sri.Alladin Mohammed, an incarcerated prisoner in Trinidad 24 July 2018
Sri Swamiji gave Mantropadesha to hundreds of devotees during sunrise on 26 July 2018 at Trinidad Ashrama
Sri Swamiji worships Audumbara tree at Aripo river, Trinidad - 26 July 2018
Sri Swamiji bathes in Aripo river, Trinidad - 26 July 2018
Sri Swamiji bathes in Aripo river, Trinidad - 26 July 2018
Sri Swamiji offers Arati in Aripo river, Trinidad - 26 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji offers Puja to Aripo Datta Ganga Shivalingam at Aripo river in Trinidad - 26 July 2018
US children sing Bhagavadgita Shlokas during evening Nama Sankeertana session at Trinidad Ashrama - 26 May 2018
Sri Chakra Puja by HH Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji on Guru Purnima festival at Datta Yoga Centre, Carapichaima, Trinidad - 27 July 2018
Guru Parampara Puja by HH Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji on Guru Purnima festival at Datta Yoga Centre, Carapichaima, Trinidad - 27 July 2018
Sadguru Pada Puja to HH Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji on Guru Purnima festival at Datta Yoga Centre, Carapichaima, Trinidad - 27 July 2018
Sadguru Divya Pada Darshana on sacred Guru Purnima festival at Datta Yoga Centre, Trinidad - 27 July 2018
Bird eye view of Datta Yoga Centre, Carapichaima, Trinidad showing the 85 feet tall Hanuman murti, prayer hall, canteen, Gurunilayam, parking area
Pujya Sri Swamiji blesses some of the children studying in the pre school at Datta Yoga Centre, Trinidad - 28 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji plays steel pan music instrument along with members of Nada Sangama steel band orchestra at Datta Yoga Centre, Trinidad - 28 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji worshipped Karya Siddhi Hanuman in Datta Yoga Centre, Trinidad on 28 July 2018
Pujya Sri Swamiji worshipped Karya Siddhi Hanuman in Datta Yoga Centre, Trinidad on 28 July 2018
Annadanam was performed on all days of Pujya Sri Swamiji's visit to Datta Yoga Centre, Trinidad.
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