Yogi Dayanidhi Sharan’s Shri Dayanidhi Dham Trust has organised “Samudra Aarti” ocean prayers on Monday, December 25, 2013, at Juhu Beach at 6 pm. Aarti is followed by Vedic chants and prayers.
The grand ritual of Samudra Aarti will be performed by Yogi Dayanidhi Sharan ji with the divine blessings of his guru, Yogi Kalikanand Saraswasti, who is known as Bapu. Samudra Aarti is the ocean prayer ceremony, considered very auspicious. As per religious texts, the worship of Samudra began by offering it Aarti, and Vedic rituals have immense powers to enhance the spiritual levels of human beings.
Yogi Dayanidhi Sharan said, “I want people to celebrate December 25th as Samudra Aarti day every year. I shall go across India to do ocean prayers to bring peace and prosperity among fellow Indians.”
Yogi Kalikanand Saraswati ji said, “When a dharma guru does prayers, it reaches all across the universe. Bhajan is the actual bhakti. I am happy that Yogi Dayanidhi Sharan has chosen this day for ocean prayers. Hail Sanatan.”
Before the event commences, a ceremonial pot, or kalash, is installed, and then the rituals are performed. There will be the chanting of Vedic mantras. They perform 16 different types of sacred offerings, or Abhishekams, including milk, honey, sandalwood paste, and turmeric. These are offered to the sacred water. This holy water is then poured into the sea, which is considered an act of consecration. According to beliefs, 16 Abhishekams are performed because they benefit the world. The Aarti is focused on spreading peace and harmony among humanity and the world.
Sufi Sant Shree Arvind Nagar is coordinating the event; he said that, “being a Sanatani, this is my small contribution towards Sanatan dharma. On the same day when people are waiting for the arrival of Santa, we will also be seeking the blessings of Samurda Devta.”
During this Aarti, devotees gather at Juhu Beach with lamps in their hands and offer their prayers to the Samudra or the ocean. The lamps, lights, chants, flowers, and mantras blend with the rhythm of the waves, creating a surreal experience and ambiance for those witnessing it. It further enhances the sanctity of the Samudra Aarti and seeks blessings from the ocean.