Rit­ual for uni­ver­sal peace

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A new ap­proach to at­tract­ing uni­ver­sal peace will be tried out in the South Waikato early next year.

For the first time ever in the South Waikato a Vishwa Shanti yagna- a Hindu rit­ual for uni­ver­sal peace- is be­ing or­gan­ised.

Or­gan­iser Mo­han Lal, who is based in Toko­roa and who is also the pres­i­dent of the Pu­taruru Toko­roa and District Herb So­ci­ety, said that the yagna will be con­ducted in ac­cor­dance with Vedic rit­u­als.

The rit­u­als will see par­tic­i­pants of­fer obli­ga­tions into sac­ri­fi­cial fire as San­skrit mantras are chanted.

Lal said it is done to gain bless­ings from the re­li­gion’s ’’di­vine mother’’ for in­di­vid­u­als and for the whole world.

‘‘The pur­pose of the yagna is for the in­crease of en­light­en­ment, knowl­edge, peace, and pros­per­ity as well as for the re­moval of neg­a­tiv­ity and neu­tral­i­sa­tion of ad­verse plan­e­tary in­flu­ence,’’ he said.

He said the yagna will take place near Lake Whaka­maru on Sun­day, Jan­uary 1 2017 from 9.30am un­til 12.00pm.

‘‘The yagna will be con­ducted un­der the guid­ance of Vedic puro­hit Shree Su­nil Mishra of Auck­land and all are wel­come.’’

‘‘The pur­pose of the yagna is for the in­crease of en­light­en­ment, knowl­edge, peace, and pros­per­ity as well as for the re­moval of... ad­verse plan­e­tary in­flu­ence.’’ Mo­han Lal

LUKE KIRKEBY/ FAIR­FAX NZ

Mo­han Lal is or­gan­is­ing a Hindu rit­ual for uni­ver­sal peace in the South Waikato.

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