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Self Realization during Kumbh 2010 at Haridwar through Sahajyoga Stalls in the Exhibition area & Meditation center (9th

March to 16th April’ 2010) As we all are aware, the Kumbh celebrations in Haridwar started since the beginning of March this year when thousands of devotees and seekers came everyday to take a dip in the Holy Ganges. The main celebrations and Mela cum exhibition started from 15th of March and concluded by 16th April.

(Devotee taking a holy dip in Ganges at Har-Ki-Pauri, Haridwar during Kumbh Mela’ 2010)

This was a unique opportunity to propagate the message of our divine mother and to become a instrument in giving Self realization to thousands of seekers from not only India but also abroad. By the divine grace and blessings of Shri Mataji, three stalls for Sahajayoga in the Mahakumbh exhibition area and a residential plot of 2000 sq.ft near the exhibition area was allotted to us. About one thousand seekers visited the stalls and residential plot everyday and, in all, more than 31000 seekers received their Self realization during the Kumbh Mela Celebration. Seekers from various states of India (mostly from West Bengal, Rajasthan, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, UP, Bihar) as well as from abroad (mostly from Europe & Nepal) not only took their Self realization but were also given nearby Sahajayoga center’s addresses & mother’s photo to continue meditation at their places. Many devotees wrote their experience as to how they have finally found the true peace. Many, who had come to stay for longer duration returned back to meditate with us and also brought their friends and relatives. Many had miraculous experience of seeing Shri Mataji in Maa Durga form and also as Shiva. The Self realization work started on 9th March with a small Ganesh Puja at the lotus feet of Shri Mataji asking for prayers and removal of all obstacles and negativities.

All varieties of seekers including sadhus, saints, normal household people, young seekers, came to the exhibition area as well as residential plot to receive their self realization. Many devotees following false gurus and staying in their tent accommodation came to our residential plot and found their true inner peace.

Seekers taking their Self Realization at the Residential plot (B-2, Gauri Shankar Dweep, Kumbh, Haridwar)

Seekers taking their Self Realization at the Sahajyoga Exhibition Stalls (A-125, A-126, A-127, Gauri Shankar Dweep, Kumbh, Haridwar)

Various Preparation & activities undertaken for this auspicious work :
1. a) On the allotted Plot of 2000 sq. ft., a waterproof Meditation Hall was constructed with provision for staying of few families with Kitchen and toilet facilities. 1. b) Three stalls for Sahajayoga in the kumbh exhibition area were decorated so that every seekers could be approached.

2. Big Hoardings of Shri Mataji Photographs (20ft * 10ft) were put up in the Kumbh area & at few places in Haridwar city.

3. Special invitational Pamphlets were printed in large numbers (70,000) for distribution to new seekers inviting them to the exhibition stalls and to residential plot. Contact details of state coordinators were also printed on back side. These Pamphlets were also distributed by Yuva shaktis at different locations of the Mela on important days

4. Seven minute video was run on Haridwar TV Channel which included a two minute mother’s speech asking seekers to take their Self realization, video clips of seekers taking their Self realization in sahajayoga stalls. 5. Mother’s poster were hung on poles as well as pasted in and around kumbh area with arrows pointing directions to Sahajayoga Exhibition stall and residential plot. 6. A mother photo in envelope and a two page folder giving brief description of sahajayoga was given free to seekers after self realization who asked for it and expressed their desire to continue. It was seen that most of seekers took mother’s photo with them. 7. 6 copies of Nationwide list of Sahajyoga centers were compiled taking help of national Trust and national web site ( so that seekers could be given the address of nearby centers after their self realization where they could establish themselves with the help of local collectivity. 8. Similarly, a list of major international centers was compiled with the help of world sahajayoga web site ( for providing help to foreign seekers. 9. Newspapers were given messages and invited to cover the divine work and some of the local newspapers visited our stall and also gave it’s coverage in the newspaper (see enclosed clippings in next pages). 10. A register was kept at both places for seekers to record their experiences and it also gave us valuable feedback and inspiration and above all extreme joy. As the time duration of the Kumbh Mela Celebrations was quite long and expected number of seekers quite high, it required collective participation not only with attention but also physically & financially and it gives us a great joy that all the Uttrakhand collectivity generously donated for this divine cause and also participated in becoming instrument in giving Self realization to new seekers. A special mention must be made for senior citizens and Yuva shaktis who devoted full time with some even staying throughout for more than one month. We are highly indebted to National Trust, New Delhi for not only providing us guidance and support but also financial help for carrying out this divine work. Our joy knew no bounds when we received a letter from Papaji wishing us success and sending Shri Mataji’s blessing. We could all feel the divine presence of Shri Mataji & there were tremendous vibrations. There was complete thoughtless as soon as one faced Shri Mataji’s altar at both the places. We express our profound love and deepest gratitude to Shri Mataji for elevating us to such high status and choosing us as her instrument in this divine work. Thank You Shri Mataji for everything. With regards Gyaneshwar Dutt Sharma (State Coordinator, Uttrakhand)

Letter from Papaji, where he wished us success and conveyed the blessings from Shri Mataji.