HG Mahatma Prabhu’s Vyasa Puja
According to the Vedic system, the birthday of the spiritual master is celebrated as Vyasa-puja. Śrilā Vyāsadeva has very wonderfully compiled all the Vedic literatures and thus he is the original spiritual master for anyone following the Vedic way of spiritual realization. The spiritual master carries the message of Vyāsadeva throughout the world and is thus known as the representative of Vyāsadeva. Thus the spiritual master’s auspicious appearance day is celebrated as Vyasa-Puja.
Many of us have been fortunate to be connected with HG Mahatma Prabhu over the last few years and witness his wonderful resolve to carry the torchlight message of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness in the same mood as his spiritual master, Śrīla Prabhupāda. As Prabhupāda said, “So this Vyāsa-pūjā means one day in a year, on the birthday of the spiritual master, because he is representative of Vyāsa, he is delivering the same knowledge which has come down by disciplic succession without any change, he is offered the respect. This is called Vyāsa-pūjā”.
We try to understand our incalculable good fortune of being connected with a representative of Śrilā Vyāsadeva and Śrilā Prabhupāda. He has not only carried the message of Kṛṣṇa but showed us how to live it by his personal example. He has given himself freely to so many lost souls over the years to help them/us in our own spiritual journeys. We invite you to take this opportunity to give thanks for his boundless compassion and never-ending efforts to save us, and we think that through him, we have come to understand the true meaning of compassion.
The Vyasa Puja is an excellent opportunity to share your wonderful realizations. Whether you have written something before or want to take the first step to express your gratitude, this is the perfect opportunity to strengthen your connection with His Grace Mahatma Prabhu. This year, we are also sharing a guide for those who aren’t familiar or comfortable with writing an offering. If you would like to write something more personal, that you’d rather others not see, then you can do so directly to HG Mahatma Prabhu. We do request however that if this is the case, then please make a version of your offering that can be printed in the booklet for others to read, as per HG Mahatma Prabhu’s request.
The deadline for sending offerings this year will be 28th February 2023 We kindly request you to stick to this deadline and submit your offerings well in advance, to allow us to compile the offerings and create a beautiful book to offer to His Grace Mahatma Prabhu. This is to ensure the printed copy arrives in time for Gurudeva’s appearance day. Any offerings after this date will still be received and added to the digital copy of the Vyasa-puja book but may not make it into the print copy. Hence we kindly request you to stick to this deadline.
For guidelines to help you write your offering please click here.
Vyasa Puja Team