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November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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|Mailing Address:||Lighthouse Center Inc. - Puja
740 East Shore Drive
PO Box 645
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189-0645
|Scholarship donation to help others attend:||Attending $45:|
What is a Puja?
A puja is a spiritual ceremony performed in order to receive the special blessings of a particular aspect of One God. The Lakshmi Puja is for blessings of wealth, love, prosperity (both material and spiritual), forturne, and the embodiment of beauty.
We invite and welcome all of you and your families, including children, to participate in this Lakshmi Puja ceremony.
All proceeds go to the Lighthouse Center. A picture of Lakshmi drawn by Olga Bachmann will be given to each family.
Prasad (light snack) will be served after the Puja. Each individual/family should bring several pieces of fruit to share. A dish to pass for a potluck after the ceremony is optional.
Freshly washed or cleaned clothes or new clothes need to be worn by all those choosing to participate. No black or dark blue clothing please.
If you would like additional information or have questions, please contact: Director of Operations, Prachi Patricia Thiel, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-417-5804.
About Lakshmi – from Wikipedia
Lakshmi (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी lakṣmī, Hindi pronunciation: [ˈləkʃmi]) is the Hindu goddess of wealth, love, prosperity (both material and spiritual), fortune, and the embodiment of beauty. She is the wife and active energy of Vishnu. Her four hands represent the four goals of human life considered proper in Hindu way of life – dharma, kama, artha, and moksha. Representations of Lakshmi are also found in Jain monuments. In Buddhist sects of Tibet, Nepal and southeast Asia, goddess Vasudhara mirrors the characteristics and attributes of Hindu goddess Lakshmi, with minor iconographic differences.
Ceremony performed by Asha Sheth
Asha’s teaching style is one of Love, care, patience and dedication to her students and she makes sure all of her students understand what she teaches. This ability draws students to her and has lead to her teaching at the Lighthouse Center.
She is a student of Gurudev Shri Chitrabhanuji and has known him for more than 40 years.
Born in Mumbai, India, she was raised in a Jain family. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mumbai, India and taught for one year in Mulund, Moti Pachan High School.
In 1973 she came to the United States to join her husband, Narendra Sheth and they have two sons and a daughter.
Her knowledge of Jain Dharma came at an early age and she taught this dharma to students at the Jain Study Class in several places in Mumbai.