There is a lot that happened over the two weeks that I was at the Kumbh and my few days in New Delhi. Such an opportunity to immerse oneself into the Divine Presence of our Divine Creator, in meditation, Darshan and the many Ceremonies at the shabir do not come often during one’s life unless of course you are a student of Sai Maa or Mataji as she is known in India. I would like to speak a bit here about Mataji. Mataji holds the title Jagadguru in India which is rarely bestowed on anyone let alone a woman Guru. She is of the line of Sathya Sai Baba a highly revered and world renowned spiritual leader. Sai Baba left his body in 2011.
Sai Maa is a spiritual luminary with a mission of global enlightenment through practical spirituality and personal transformation eliminating the pain and suffering of humanity.
The first ceremony which I encountered at the Shabir was the Yagna. A fire ceremony with chanting by the priests and offering to the fire one’s prayers for whatever specific cause that particular yagna was being performed. A Yagna lasts 24 hours and is a beautiful and serious ceremony with, in my personal experience, lasting and immediate results. Here are some photographs of a yagna.