Dwarkamai Celebrates Palkhi 2011
Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth (Shirdi Sai Temple Billerica, MA) a non-profit religion independent spiritual 501(c3) organization completed its 5 week annual spiritual program starting with kids cultural program (Sai Rainbow) followed by the initiation of the Shri Shirdi Sai Palkhi (Annual Spiritual Walk) at Dwarkamai Vidyapeeth at 267 Boston Road Unit #9 Billerica, MA on August 6th. More than 25 kids of different ages performed on spiritual, classical and popular tunes at Dwarkamai Shirdi Sai Temple main hall after having spent last few weeks working very hard with local area choreographers to train. Choreographers were gracious to support the event and gave their time to kids to nurture their talent and everyone enjoyed the performances.
Followed by the kids program, was the initiation of the Shri Sai Palkhi in the Sai Temple where the silver Shri Sai Palkhi (Palanquin) was decorated and initiated with Shri Shirdi Sai picture, Charan Paduka, holy book and other Shri Sai articles for taking out to various devotee homes for receiving blessings. The procession around the temple complex with devotees carrying the Palkhi on shoulders singing and chanting hymns with spiritual merriment and bliss. Later Shri Sai Palkhi moved to different devotee’s homes and procession continued through 5th September on weekends based on prior requests made by devotees to invite Palkhi. Shri Sai Palkhi this year visited more than 90 homes in three states (MA NH and ME) during this annual festival.
Shri Shirdi Sai Palkhi event has been conceptualized by Shri Anil Naik who has been associated with New England area for many years and is the founder of Dwarkamai. Shri Anil Naik and Dwarkamai also conduct Shri Sai Palkhi in Chicago (four years now) and look to expand to more cities in future.
Dwarkamai is dedicated to organizing events and conducting activities directed towards personal spiritual development of the community based in Billerica, MA since October 2010. Dwarkamai believes in Shri Shirdi Sai teachings and way of life. Activities at the Center would include lectures by Vedic scholars, health and wellness professionals, meditation sessions, yoga and kid’s enrichment activities and charitable give back to community. You can visit Dwarkamai at the ‘dwarkamai.org’ or ‘dwarkamai.com’ for more details of its activities and events.
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