Pada Puja is a unique celebration of expressing overflowing deep gratitude to The Avatar and our beloved Guru, Paramahamsa Nithyananda.
The word 'pada' means ‘sacred feet’ in Sanskrit; Pāda Puja means to honor the Guru in loving devotion and gratitude at his lotus feet.
The happening of Paramahamsa Nithyananda in our lives is the direct grace and ultimate blessing of Sadashiva.
In the Agama known as Sri Guru Gita, Sadashiva reveals to Devi,
dhyānamūlaṁ guromūrtiḥ pujāmūlaṁ guroḥ padaṃ
mantramūlaṁ gurorvākyaṁ muktimūlaṁ guroḥ kṛpā ॥ 86 ॥
The original root and essence of Dhyana (meditation) is Gurumurti, the Guru’s embodied form; the original root of worship is Gurupadam, the Guru’s Feet; the original root of mantra is Guruvakyam, the Guru’s Word. The original cause of liberation is Gurukripa, the Guru’s grace and compassion.
“The highest wealth you can acquire, while you are in the human body is Embodied States of Consciousness, Bhava Samadhi.
Embodying Consciousness means your length, breadth, depth, is filled by that one Bhava. Your length, breadth, depth radiates, vibrates with that one Consciousness – sometimes bhakti (devotion), love, sometimes Sadashivoham (I am Sadashiva); sometimes the Shuddhadvaita Anubhuti (cognitive experience of Pure Oneness with everything). When you embody Consciousness, that becomes reality.
Puja is embodying bhakti consciousness, chit gana anubhava samadhi of bhakti, surrender, devotion, dropping all the incompletions from the head. The embodying different states of consciousness is the purpose of all the spiritual practices.”
- Paramahamsa Nithyananda
As part of the Pratyaksha Pada Puja, you can participate in 'Dial The Avatar', and ask for any blessings you seek. A direct hotline with The Avatar, Paramahamsa Nithyananda.
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Asia: 6am IST
North America (Eastern): 8.30pm EST
North America (Pacific): 5.30pm PST
Europe: 12.30am GMT