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Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebrations in Pune by Sadhu Vaswani Mission

8th November 2022

Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebrations in Pune by Sadhu Vaswani Mission

  • Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations in Pune by Sadhu Vaswani Mission

  • Age-old tradition, Modi Khana, organised by the Mission.Rs.2,55,000/- collected, proceeds contributed towards rations for 130 poor and needy families


On 8th November 2022, the annual Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations in Pune were held by the Sadhu Vaswani Mission. Bhajans, satsangs, recorded discourses by Dada J.P. Vaswani and Sadhu Vaswani and extensive service activities marked the celebrations.

The highlight of the programme included the much-awaited Modi Khana, where devotees make purchases of grains and which are distributed among poor and needy families. Modi Khana has been an annual feature at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission in remembrance of the practice first organized by the Great Sikh Guru – Guru Nanak.

The celebrations of Guru Nanak Jayanti also known as Guru Purab commenced with morning prayers.

In the afternoon session, devotees gathered from across the city and beyond and joined in the bhajans and kirtans sung in the invocation of Guru Nanak. The chorus of Waheguru, Waheguru echoed aloud at the Satsang Hall of the Mission.

A recorded discourse of Revered Dada J.P. Vaswani gave devotees an insight into the divine life of Guru Nanak. In his message, he spoke about the one teaching which the Great Guru emphasized on – humility. Everything belongs to the Lord, even the body and soul, so we should not be egotistic but adopt a humble way of life. Guru Nanak was the picture of humility.

Immediately after Revered Dada’s message, the Modi Khana began. Queuing up to make purchases, every devotee awaited their turn and offered their purchase at the feet of Revered Dada. The total proceeds for the Modi Khana amounted to Rs.2,55,000/-.

“Through the Modikhana we get an opportunity to serve. If we were to look for the poor and needy, it might not be easy and practical. We feel blessed that we are able to reach out to so many at one time,” said Mrs. Dharmani, an attendee.

“Giving the basket of rations was a very moving and touching experience. It feels good to make someone happy. The thought that someone’s grocery needs would be met through this is overwhelming.” shared Mr. Shah from Malaysia.

Following the Modi Khana, the session came to a conclusion with a prayer followed by the guru langar – fellowship meals where devotees partook in the cherished prasad.

In the evening session, a recorded discourse of Sadhu Vaswani was broadcast. The day concluded with bhajans and kirtans until midnight.

On this day, groceries and hygiene essentials consisting of sugar 1 kg, tea ¼, sooji 1kg, besan 1kg, chole ½ kg, chavli ½ kg, tur dal 1 kg, moong dal 1 kg, rajma 1/2 kg, matki 1/2 kg, moong 1/2 kg, kala chana 1/2 kg, sabudana 1 kg, peanuts 1 kg, sevaiya 1 packet, bath soap 2, washing soap 2, dishwashing soap 2, coconut oil 1, toothpaste 1, solapuri chaddar 2, blankets 2, mat 1, towels 2, and napkins 2 were distributed to 130 needy families.


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