hosted the renowned Kathakar from Mumbai, India, Benshree Vijuben Rajani.
Benshree gave lectures on various subjects such as Navadha Bhakti, Shiva
Mahatmya, Sunderkaand, Gopi Geet, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Shrimad Bhagawat,
Devi Bhagwat and Geeta. Although she is not a “Karmakandi” Bhramin, she
facilitates the performance of several religious rites. This has made her very popular
in places outside India where such rites are difficult to perform without proper
guidance. She has performed Bhagawat Saptahs and Yagnas in USA, England
Madagascar, Gulf countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Fiji Island, New
Zealand, South Africa, East Africa, Portugal and many other remote settings in India
and abroad. Benshree has traveled to USA eighteen times and spread her word in 45
states and over 200 cities.
She performed various manoraths in Gold Coast from 2nd July 2015 to 11th July
2015 such as Vishnu Sahastra puja, Shri Yamunashtakam, Shri Satyanarayan
Katha, Nau Manorath, Shri Giri Kandra Manorath, Giriraj Darshan, Ankut
Darshan, Vrindavan Shobha Manorath, Lala Pragatya Utsav, Shri Geeta
Mrutam and Bhagavad Havan which were hosted at various homes in Gold
Coast by Pradip Gorasia, Pankaj Upadhyay, Anand Vaitha, Shaurin Shah, Dev
Baswal, Atul Doshi, Sunil Bhindi and Rajesh Barot.
During the period of purushottam mas people perform various types of religious
rituals such as keeping fast, recitation of religious scriptures, mantras, prayers,
performing various types of puja’s and havans. Vrats during various timings
(full day, half day, weekly, fortnight, full month) are carried out as per the
tolerance capacity of individuals. These vratas may be of complete fasting with
liquids only or without liquids, fasting with fruits only or keeping fast with one
time vegetarian food.
Persons performing good deeds/satkarma in this month conquer their
indriyas/senses and they totally come out of punar janam i.e. cycle of rebirth
and also their miseries are eradicated.
The final event of Tulsi Vivah hosted together with Gold Coast Parivar on 12th
July 2015 was held at the Helensvale Hall. In the Hindu dharma, all
Vaishanavas celebrate this day by re-enacting this marriage of Lord Vishnu and
Tulsiji. It is celebrated with great pomp and splendour as this is the marriage of
our Lord. Giving a daughter in marriage is considered to be an extremely
meritorious act in the Hindu dharma, it is said one who performs this marriage
does so considering Tulsi to be one’s own daughter, thereby gaining the credit