Social Functions and Festivals

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Birthday Ceremony
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1965
Place Jamalpur
Included in Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1
Location in Sarkarverse
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Birthday Ceremony is the 21st chapter of Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1 written by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti.[1]

Chapter synopsis

In this chapter Anandamurti lists many of the Ananda Marga social functions and festivals.

  1. Ánanda Púrńimá / Vaeshákhii Púrńimá. (The full-moon day of the month of Vaeshákha. It celebrates the day of Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrtijii’s birth.)
  2. Shrávańii Púrńimá. (The full-moon day of Shrávána. It celebrates the day of the first initiation given by Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrtijii.)
  3. Sháradotsava: from the sixth day to the tenth day of the bright fortnight of Áshvina. (Autumn Festival)
  4. Diipávalii / Kárttikii Amávasyá. (The new moon of Kárttika. As that night is the darkest night of the year, the celebration with fireworks and illumination symbolizes the forces of light or vidyá (knowledge) overcoming the forces of darkness or avidyá (ignorance).)
  5. Bhrátrdvitiiya: the second day of the bright fortnight of Kárttika. (Brothers’ Day)
  6. Navánna: any full-moon day of the season when the major crop of the area is harvested.
  7. New Year’s Day: the first day of the international-calendar year (1st January) and also the first day of the local-calendar year.
  8. Vasantotsava / Phálgunii Púrńimá. (The full-moon day of Phálguna. Spring Festival.)

Anandamurti then goes on to specify how those eight events are to be celebrated.[1]

Anandamurti concludes the chapter with some general rules for the celebration of all Ananda Marga social functions and festivals.[1]

References

Preceded by
Birthday Ceremony
Ananda Marga Caryacarya Part 1
1956-1991
With: Social Functions and Festivals
Succeeded by
The System of Invitation