Shantivan, Abu Road (Rajasthan): The Brahma Kumaris observe Mahashivratri as their main festival symbolizing it as the day when the Supreme Soul chose to manifest Himself on this earth. The celebrations that started much before and saw much activity and frolic reached their climax on Mahashivratri Day. There was a flag-hoisting ceremony outside the Diamond Hall attended by the prominent personalities. The previous evening saw a candlelighting and cake cutting on the occasion wherein the Brahma Kumaris fraternity — around 15,000 people from all over the world — gathered to listen to the words of wisdom of the Divine.
Dadi Janki, Chief of the Brahma Kumaris, hoisted the flag of God Shiva and blessed all with a lot of happiness and enthusiasm.
BK Nirwair, Secretary General of the Brahma Kumaris, said that it is such a wonder that the Supreme Father and His children share the same birth date. He has asked us to pay minute attention to our thought process, so we must do that. We must also master the power of silence. According to the times we are in, the power of silence would be much needed. If we faithfully follow the directions of the Supreme, the goal of the Golden Age will soon become a reality.
Speaking on the occasion, Dadi Ratanmohini, Joint Head of the Brahma Kumaris, extended warm wishes to everyone on this auspicious day. She said that anyone who is associated with this ceremony today is very fortunate. Today, we can receive the blessings of the Almighty if we connect whole heartedly with Him. We can make our lives and those of others fulfilling with the teachings of the Supreme Father. He decorated us with the jewels of knowledge with which the whole world becomes impressed and influenced. We must devote ourselves fully to His task of world transformation.
BK Brij Mohan, Additional Secretary General of the Brahma Kumaris, while congratulating everyone, said that it is our birthday, as well, along with the Supreme Father. Mahashivratri is called the dark night referring to the darkness of ignorance being removed with the light of knowledge. We must become powerful mentally to be able to connect with the Supreme and seek directions. For this, purity and good karmas are a must. The power of peace is the need of the hour.
Everyone’s heart was filled with great joy and happiness celebrating the event with the Divine and Divine Family.