Pune, 16th January 2024: A two-day program is underway at Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Pune to honor the 58th Varsi (death anniversary) of Sadhu Vaswani on January 16th and 17th, 2024. Devotees from near and far have gathered to pay homage to the revered saint.
The dawn procession, known as Prabhat Pheri, commenced at 5:30 am on January 16th. Devotees sought blessings from the sacred samadhis of Sadhu Vaswani and Dada J.P Vaswani before embarking on the procession. Didi Krishna Kumari, Executive Head of the Mission, led the procession, which traversed the streets and housing societies of Pune Camp area, accompanied by the chanting of bhajans and kirtan. Students from St. Mira’s Secondary School actively participated in the procession, and various societies adorned pedestals dedicated to Sadhu Vaswani and Dada JP Vaswani. At each location, Didi Krishna lit a lamp, and the devotees returned to the sacred samadhis, singing soulful bhajans and kirtans in praise and gratitude to the Gurus.
In a tribute, Indrayani Karche, Asst Commissioner of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), and PMC officials placed a wreath at the Sadhu Vaswani Chowk.
Devotees expressed the profound emotions experienced during the Prabhat Pheri. Renu Wadhwa shared, “The energy from that realm of light comes.” Another devotee added, “You can feel the blessings; it is very motivating.”
The two-day program included prayer sessions, satsangs, recorded talks of Sadhu Vaswani and Dada J.P. Vaswani, and live talks by Didi Krishna. On January 17th, events will feature the Deepak Yatra and a theatrical play depicting the life and teachings of Sadhu Vaswani.
Fellowship meals and extensive sevas were integral parts of the commemorative programs.
About Sadhu Vaswani:
Sadhu Vaswani, a visionary saint of modern India, advocated for women empowerment, value-based education, and the unity of all religions. A close ally of Mahatma Gandhi in the Satyagraha Movement, Sadhu Vaswani initiated the ‘Sakhi Satsang’ in 1929, a daily congregation for women’s spiritual upliftment through satsang and sevas. In 1933, he founded a girl’s school, part of the ‘Mira Movement in Education,’ focusing on character-building education, which has now completed 90 years and expanded into 18 schools and colleges.