Palakkad (Kerala) , Jan.8 (ANI): The recently organized "Dharmasooya Mahayaga" or religious fire ritual at Kinassery near Palakkad district in South India, saw people from various religious faiths, including hundreds of foreigners, taking part in the ceremony.
The five-day religious ceremony lasted till Friday morning this past week.
The Mahayajna was performed to develop communal harmony among members of different communities and also to seek world peace.
The rites were performed by Sri Tathata, the head of the Ashram and a group of 50 priests, who commenced it on January 27 and concluded it on February 6 morning. It was open to the public from February 1 to sunrise on February 6.
On all days, the rituals began with a "Ganapathi Homam", which was followed by "Agnihotram" and "Yagavidhikal".
There was "Shanthikalasam", followed by group prayers, "Maha Dravya Samarpanam," "Shrowda Yaga Vidhikal" and "Namasangeerthanam".
Hundreds of the followers from almost every country, including England, France, Italy, America, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Bangladesh, were present and took part in the rituals.
The supporters and general public were given daily meals twice a day at common platform so that they all could feel no disparity among them and develop a feeling of oneness.
"Taking part in the ceremony is a lifetime experience that is both wonderful and deeply transforming," said a British visitor Janelle.
A grand prayer for Universal Peace and Harmony was organized on the last day of the ceremony.
Organisers at the Ashram described the ceremony as "the Yajna is so pure that the fire for it has been taken from the sun and at the end of it the fire will be delivered back to the sun."
Meanwhile, the extremely beneficial and auspicious light and energy of the Mahayajna will be made available to the world.
"The main aim of this is to show everyone the true light, special rituals, prayers and meditation in order to balance the troubled forces working in the Universe as well as in human beings," said Santosh Kumar, follower and a representative of the Ashram.
The Ashram is conducting this for the well-being of humanity by restoring Dharma among people's thinking by including all the religion irrespective of their colour or age.
Besides, many religious priests of Christians, Hindus and Muslims communities were present during the occasion to deliver talks on communal harmony and world peace. By Juhan Samuel (ANI)