Christmas was celebrated very simply at Sacha Dham ashram.
On Christmas Eve presents were given out to the children. Master Prem Baba, one of Maharajji’s realized disciples from Brazil, held a singing and satsang session which was greatly enjoyed.
On Christmas morning, presents were given to the adult ashramites. Disciples, mostly with Prem Baba, went to offer a flower and pranan (salutations) to Sacha Baba Kulanandji, Maharajji Sacha Baba and Anitaji. This was followed at lunchtime by a big Bhandara (feast meal prepared with blessings and prayers). Along with the ashramites, children form the ashram’s Sanskrit school and primary school were present.
On New Year’s Eve, Prem Baba held a satsang session along with the chanting of mantras (including the very important mantra “Prabhu Aapa Jago”) to bring in the new year. The satsang hall was packed.