Hindu culture is unique and comprehensive, with the worship of trees, plants, birds, animals, soil, and water considered very sacred. The Hindu religion worships all those elements that play a vital role in their routine lives. Sufi Sant Arvind Mohan Nagar, Dayanidhi Sharan and President of Sanatan Seva Nyas Shivom Mishra organised Samudra Aarti On December 25, with the divine blessings and inspiration of Vedanta Yogi Shri Kalikananda Saraswati,. It was a very spiritual scene that included Vedic chants, prayers, and sacred rituals.
Yogi Kalikananda Saraswati Ji said, “When a pious master prays, his blessings reach the entire universe. Bhajan is true devotion. I am happy that Mumbai has chosen this day for sea prayer. Jai Sanatan.”
In Hinduism, sea prayer is considered very auspicious, and worshipping the sea is considered a means of raising one’s spiritual level. At this time, a resolution was also taken to celebrate December 25th as Samudra Aarti Day every year across India. The Mumbai Koli (fishermen) community does sea prayers every year as part of all their community rituals, but this Maha-Aarti is done by all the citizens.
Sufi saint Arvind Nangar ji said, I will travel across India and organise Samudra Maha Aarti to bring peace and prosperity to our countrymen and make people understand the religious magnitude of the ocean. They will also give information about how the sea should be made clean and beautiful with a religious spirit, not just as a tourist destination. Samudra Pooja is performed to seek the blessings of the sea, which is the largest part of Mumbai.”
He further stated that “the atmosphere created by performing the Samudra Aarti here was amazing. Children are brought to the beach to tell who the Christmas Santa is, but they are never told that there are religious beliefs about the sea. I want this Samudra Aarti day to be celebrated. I will travel across India and pray across the seas so that peace, prosperity, and goodwill prevail among the people of India.”
The event was organised at Juhu Chowpatty. Many devotees enjoy pleasing the sea god by indulging in bhajans here.
Yogi Dayanidhi Sharan said, “As a priest, this is my small contribution towards Sanatan Dharma. And we will work to carry the vast culture of Hinduism to the next generation.”
Many dignitaries participated in this programme.