Pujya Sri Swamiji visits Melbourne & Sydney, Australia

  • 24 Jan 2024 - 30 Jan 2024
  • Australia

Pujya Sri Swamiji in Melbourne & Sydney
24th Jan – 30th January 2024

24th Jan 2024 
Devotees welcomed Sri Swamiji to Melbourne at  6:15 am in the airport.
In the evening, Smt.Kaushaliya, former member of Victorian Legislative council and Sri.Sai Paravastu, National President of Hindu Council of Australia took Darshana and Blessings from His Holiness. 
25th & 26th January 2024 – Pujya Swamiji visited houses of eleven devotees and blessed them. 
27th Jan 2024
Ganapathy Homa – Sri Chakra Puja 
Sri Swamiji was welcomed by all Devotees in morning  at  Australian Indian Community Centre , Rowville – Melbourne .  Kids enthusiastically welcomed Sri Swamiji waving Vanara  flag with “Tataji ki Jai”  Jai Karas.
Sri Swamiji gave Poornahuti to Ganapathy Homa which was conducted for Universal Peace.
Sri Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja .Smt. Sundari Saripalle and her students   of Swara Sadhana school of Carnatic  Music  offered Sangeeta Seva to Sri Swamiji during Sri Chakra Puja . Popular Bhajans Pahi Pahi Gajanana , Kalikam Kalikam , Dattatreya Trimurthyroopa  and many more were performed .
Pujya Sri Swamiji gave Anugraha Bhashnam and said

This Australia visit is a miracle. The only center was sold recently. Many wondered why a wasted visit. Every minute of Swamiji is precious in this Avatara. My time should be used judiciously and meticulously. I don’t want to waste. Swamiji generally visits only those places that have centers. Travel also is not very easy. American devotees help Hanuman wings which support travels of swamiji. 
Lakhs have benefited with wonderful experiences and divinity with Swamiji’s company. Many keep a portion of their earnings for Swamiji’s programs. But that needs you to have good experiences with Sri Swamiji. Many are concerned with their family and their lives. Only few work for some spiritual missions. I live for such people. In America thousands have learned Bhagavad Gita after a call from Sri Swamiji. I was wondering why to come to australia. I visit Singapore and Malaysia many times a year. If a center existed I would visit Australia also.
Today Bhajans was good. Many here have shown interest in learning Bhagavad Gita. Several groups in Australia have received medals from Sri Swamiji. Bhagavad Gita learning cleanses your mind and home environment. It helps them to evolve over several births. At least join in fluent reading program of Bhagavad Gita. 
We had taken two places to arrange a center in Australia. Worship permits were denied. It was a small disappointment. Somehow the enthusiasm I found in America was found lacking here. Probably because people were not as experienced with Sri Swamiji. 
I am here to decide whether a center in Australia is possible or not. A small center here would be a permanent link with Sri Swamiji and Sri Swamiji would visit often. London and Dubai achieved centers. Sydney is a possibility. But I wanted a center in Melbourne. I visited 12 homes in last two days. They all have good devotion. But a mind for sacrifice was seemed lacking. 
Swamiji is public property. Swamiji is not one person property. Be liberal and donate. 100% matching fund will come 
Many Devotees came forward to support the Centre.  
Sri Swamiji the proceeded to lead devotees through several Prayanaya breathing exercises
Devotees had the blessed opportunity to come in queue and take Darshana of His Holiness.
28th Jan 2024
Rama Parivar Puja & Bhagavad Gita Chanting 
Sri Swamiji was welcomed again by Young Kids enthusiastically  waving Vanara  flag with “Tataji ki Jai”  Jai Karas .
Program commenced with a Special Rama Parivara Pooja by Sri Swamiji . Scintillating Sangeeta seva was offered by Rohit Yarravajjala , Sanmathi Varanasi  & DYC members during the Pooja .  Popular Bhajans Srunuta Srunuta Sundaram , Antaryami Hanumatswami  and many more were performed .
 Sri Swamiji Blessed the devotees with Pooja and Abhisheka to Divine Rama idol brought from Mysore ashrama.  It was followed by Bhagavad Gita chanting by   Melbourne and Sydney team for the first time in divine presence of Sri Swamiji.
Devotees were lucky to listen to the newest bhajan   by Sri Swamiji on Ayodhya Rama Lalla composed in early hours of 28th morning  - Arathi kije Rama Lalla ki . 
Sri Swamiji in His Anugraha Bhashana stressed the importance of Learning Bhagavad Gita and to continue to spread the Gita Learning. Also instructed Devotees to learn Bhajans and conduct Nama Sankeertana. 
New DYC Australia Committee members were introduced by Sri Swamiji.
The Program concluded with cake cutting and much awaited Certificate distribution to students who had successfully completed Memorising and Fluent reading of Sampoorna Bhagavad Gita.  Mementos to Bhagavad Gita Teachers and Assessors were distributed. 

Maha Prasadam was served to all devotees on both days. 
It was indeed memorable 2-day memorable public programs of Sri Swamiji. Devotees were blessed with this much awaited  visit since February 2017.
 Devotees bid farewell with a new hope of  receiving Sri Swamiji  soon in Melbourne to inaugurate new centre . Sri Swamiji travelled to Sydney in evening.
29th January 2024
Maha Darshana at Sydney
In the evening of 29th January, Pujya Swamiji gave Darshana to devotees in Australian Hindu Multi Cultural Association at Marsden Park, a Sydney suburb. 
Sri. Narasimha Rao welcomed Sri Swamiji with a speech and prayed permission to set up a center in Sydney area. Sri. Sundaram and Smt.Nalini offered welcome garland to Pujya Swamiji. Smt.Lakshmi Aditya and the satsang group were singing Bhajans of Sri Swamiji. 
Pujya Sri Swamiji in the discourse said:
There is a Bhajan - poolanni væræ pooja okkate. All flowers look different, but Puja is one. Milk is always white. But cows are different colored. Languages are different but meaning is same. There are various names of Gods. But the divine energy is same. The same divine energy took different forms and blessed humanity. 
What is God? That which is invisible. Visible isn’t God. God has no gender. Saint Thyagaraja Swamy in his last Kriti said Paramatma is light. That light energy can take whatever form He/ she wished. 
Remember story of Dhruva. As a young boy he went to forest for Tapas. Sage Narada met him and was surprised at the boy’s resolve to have Darshana of Vishnu. Sage Narada explained him the form of Maha Vishnu. 
Dhruva started Tapas. Maha Vishnu came to Dhruva as an old man. Dhruva refused saying he was not in the form of Vishnu as explained by sage Narada. He didn’t have Shankha, Chakra, Gada & Padma. Maha Vishnu finally came in the full form as described as Narada. 
When Swamiji visits home, I have often seen devotees lose their bearings and forget things. Our consciousness merge with Divinity. When we see God, we shouldn’t ask questions. We ourselves are the question. To make Pongal, you cannot have ingredients to make idli. Sankalpa should be important. Resolve matters. Have faith in your devotion. Don’t doubt your resolve. Any work done with doubt does not yield desired results. Have patience in life. Don’t be in a hurry. Especially in spiritual matters. Things take time. Prayers take time to give results. It is not in your hands. Don’t complain and blame God. Whatever comes your way are important lessons in life. 
Your devotion should be like oil pour. Steady and slow. It shouldn’t be like erratic water flow.
Our life is limited. We sleep half of our life. 12 years is childhood. Education and romance and marriage 20 years. Then kids come and managing life. Saving taxes, buying properties etc. Then comes the inevitable old age. Deafness, health issues, memory loss plague you in old age. Eye sight takes a loss. This is the life of most people. 
Doing good to society helps your future generations. Help such organizations. You will have contentment. When Yama comes, you will face boldly. Spiritual efforts should bring early. Looking for meaning of BG when you are old and infirm is of little use. Everyone has to go through one’s Karma. Being spiritual helps you along the way. I have helped thousands to find the path of spirituality. I have come to Australia to tell this is my last trip to Australia. Especially to Melbourne people. Train your mind to think of God. We name the children after Gods so that when the end comes, we think of God names. Doing Good when you can helps you remember God when the time to leave comes. Fleeting worldly enjoyments are temporary and does not do any spirits good. Whenever you are, don’t forget your traditions. When you wake up, remember God, do some spiritual exercises. Start BG movement here in Sydney also. Become fluent readers. It is greatest gift from God to humanity. I have come to wake you up and caution you to be on good path. Help community. Helping the needy is worship of God. Don’t hoard. Help others. The joy you get from helping others is amazing. 
Understand that we are solo travelers in the end. Our suffering is ours alone. Exercise well. Fast often. Be fit. Swim and exercise often. Do yoga. Walk well. Fallow some diet. Don’t splurge on eating. Ahaara, vihaara & vichaara controls are important. Don’t gossip about others. Spend time with family members and understand each other. Have good relationship with family members. 
Don’t overdo anything. Even in spirituality. Be moderate. 
If you are lucky, you will make a center. Center is for your sake.
Sri Swamiji asked Akhil Datta from Auckland, New Zealand to chant selected verses from Bhagavad Gita. He successfully chanted random Shlokas challangingly asked by Pujya Swamijij.

Devotees came in queue and took Darshana of Sri Swamiji. Maha Prasadam was offered to all. 
On the noon of 30th January morning, Pujya Swamiji blessed Sydney devotees to start an organization and blessed the name "Hanuman Datta Yoga Centre Sydney".

At noon devotees bid good bye as Pujya Swamiji travelled from Sydney to Singapore.
Melbourne program flyer - January 2024
Pujya Sri Swamiji is welcomed to the public programs in Melbourne on 27th & 28th January 2024
Devotees at Darshana program at Melbourne on 27th January 2024
Pujya Sri Swamiji performs Sri Rama Parivara Puja in Melbourne on 28 Jan 2024
Pujya Swamiji led Pranayama session in Melbourne on 27th January 2024
SGS Satsang group of Melbourne led by Smt.Sanmathy, Sri.Rohith & Smt.Ramya sing Bhajans of Pujya Swamiji
Bhagavad Gita Parayana in Pujya Swamiji's presence in Melbourne on 28 January 2024
Bhagavad Gita Parayana in Pujya Swamiji's presence in Melbourne on 28 January 2024
Bhagavad Gita Parayana in Pujya Swamiji's presence in Melbourne on 28 January 2024
Bhagavad Gita Parayana in Pujya Swamiji's presence in Melbourne on 28 January 2024
Bhagavad Gita Parayana in Pujya Swamiji's presence in Melbourne on 28 January 2024
Successful Bhagavad Gita examinees receive medal and certificate from Pujya Swamiji in Melbourne on 28 January 2024
Sydney program flyer
Sri Narasimha Rao welcomes Pujya Swamiji at Maha Darshana in Sydney 29 January 2024
Devotees listen to Pujya Sri Swamiji discourse in Sydney on 29 January 2024