California ( USA ): With the special touching from the Divine Source 12 Jyotirlingam Exhibition was held in anticipation of great attendance especially from the Indian Community in the various areas in California.
The inspiration was brought to fruition by enthusiasm and teamwork from the bk students across all Southern California Centers and Study Places initiated by students from the Los Angeles Center.
A magnificent, 41’x28’ shivalingam was designed and built by students of Pasadena Study Places and the posters were created, designed.
Each day, the Exhibition Program was displayed and made available to the public hourly for 8 hour-slots.
During each slot, visitors experienced Shivlingam Darshan, 12 Jyotirlingam Exhibition, a Documentary Video, Guided Meditation Commentary both in English and in Hindi and a sweet culmination with Godly Blessing Card and a specially prepared sweet known as Toli.
Participants learned about the History, Mythology and deep Spiritual Significance of each of the 12 Jyotirlingams through posters.
Documentary video gave an Introduction of the Brahma Kumaris and the Raja Yoga Meditation.
Meditation Commentaries guided the participants to establish a personal, loving connection with the Supreme Soul.
All those attending, had amazing experiences and greatly benefited from this enlightening and informative Exhibition.
Few Feedback from Participants:
- The Shivalingam was so beautiful and real, that it gave me experience of visiting an ancient, sacred Temple. I could not believe that it was made from thermocol sheets as a base, covered with paper towel dipped in multi-purpose glue and painted over with acrylic paint, how creative and artistic!
- I have not done very much bhakti (devotion), so I did not even know the names of all 12 Jyotirlingams. It was great to learn not only the names, the history and the mythology, but also the deep spiritual meaning of the 12 Jyotirlingams.
- It was great to learn the meaning of the 3-Lines and the Dot on the Shivlingam and understand the true spiritual meaning behind the Rituals.
- Many experienced peace and deep connection with the Supreme Soul and Source through the Guided Meditation.