Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Mordialloc-based AUMSAI Sansthan temple recently celebrated Guru Purnima – the festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers
AUMSAI devotees paid respect to their spiritual leader Shirdi Sai Baba on the occasion. Special prayers were held as a mark of respect and gratitude. The devotees marked the occasion by pouring milk on Baba’s idol and performing the Sai Satya Vrat. As part of the abhishekam ceremony the devotees conducted a procession of palanquin with fervour and piety whilst chanting Baba’s name.
On the occasion Lorraine Wreford MP, (State Member for Mordialloc), congratulated AUMSAI for its progress in the past year and offered her best wishes to all the devotees celebrating Guru Purnima. Kingston City Councillors Geoff Gledhill and Ron Brownlees OAM also graced the occasion. The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) supported the event and AUMSAI Committee members felicitated the guests with a traditional shawl and memento.
The ambience of the temple was enhanced with flower decorations and aromatic incense sticks. A sumptuous meal was served for the devotees after the completion of the traditional Shej Aarti.
AUMSAI Sansthan temple will celebrate its first anniversary from 6-9 August this year. To mark the occasion, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Thiru Kalyanam will take place on 9 August.