in our ashram & satsangs the holy & ancient festival of holi is celebrated in an natural & ayurvedic way
Holi is the ancient festival of nature and is celebrated onthe falgun purnima in the spring season vasant before holy chaitra navratra
holi was also celebrated by little shri krishna bhagvan in vrindavan as vasant utsava about 5000 years ago
Holi is Celebrated in an exhilariting way by Bapuji at Surat Ashram every year. Enoromous number of Sadhaks come to Surat attend ashram to get colored in the Divine color of love by Bapuji.
Holi is not merely a festival of burning aheap of dung-cakes and wood. Rather , it is a pious day for removing one`s psychological weaknesses and burning the evil desires.
From this day , we should throw out our evil desires and cultivate in our life the divine virtues of love for God , goodwill , sympathy , faith in the chosen Divinity , fearlessness , steadfast adherence to dharma , etc.
We should invoke in our lives the virtues of the great devotee – Prahlada , viz a firm belief in God , tolerance , forgiveness , love for the Lord , compassion , benevolence , non-violence , etc.
The colours of Holi , colour only the body . You should colour your heart with the divine love . Holi is the festival nature: it is the celebration of Spring: it is a pious observance of the tradition of offering newly harvested grains to the Lord before using the same One should stop taking dates from this day onwards
nowdays people had really forgotten how to celebrated this holy festival , what is this festival and why itis meant for
Holi is festival of burning down our vices , addictions and evil tendencies and of imbibing virtues. Holi is a life giving drug that rejuvenates our sadhana . It spreads the message of love in society . Take constant care not to insult , slander or harm anybody by your impertinence or arrogance . Guard against circumstances that tend to colour you with the poisonous hue of addictions . You should rather colour yourself only with the colur of devotion to God …of Self-bliss , in which the Lord and His beloved saints abide…and colour yourself so fast that the colour should never fade away…
Holi a festival of purity
Pujya bapuji himself plays holi with natural colours of nature & inspires everyone and all to do the same
pujya Guruji uses natural colours of palassh flower
so that everybody is protected from harmful chemical colours and have good health by the use of natural colours
palaash the holy flower rich in many ayuvedic qualities is used inthe aurvedic holywater which cures many many diseases both mental & physical
the festival of holi is really festival of nature
as the summer season is coming our ancient rishis started tis holy festival in order to protect us from the extreme heat of sun on our skin & body ,
used the holy palash flowers , which has very high medicinal value in ayurvedic text , the holy tree is called Brahma virksham in sanskrit its every part is used as medicine in ayurveda
holy tree palash also called the by the name flame of forest & kesudo
It is said that the tree is a form of Agnidev, God of Fire. also used as ‘Samidha’, piece of wood that is used for ‘agnihotra’ or fire ritual.
this tree flower only inthe spring season
thus our Ancient rishis prescribed everyone the easiest way of healthy living
by simply bathing or just sprinkling with palaash mixed water on the holy purnima , inthis spring season
this is an most ancient therapy to be healthy all the year
so by organising holy utsva and use of ayuvedic natural flowers as colours Pujya Bapuji & ashram is doing favour to humanity & the country
by saving millions of poor people from weakness both mental & physical & blessing health to all
and saving nature water air & earth from the pollution of chemical colours
holi the festival of joy purity & happiness