Sindhi New Year : Cheti Chand 23rd March 2023 Ram Mandir, Nairobi Lord Jhulelal is worshipped by the Hindu Sindhis as their Isht Deva ( primary deity) . Pictured here is the murti installed at the Ram Mandir in August 2000. The marble idol was made in Jaipur, India and brought by Late Mrs. Gita … Continue reading Cheti Chand!
Reiki : What and Why about it. Interview with Sound Asia Radio Station Kamal Tolia and Monica Gokaldas went on air with Sound Asia and Abhijeet Gupta to talk about Reiki and energy healing, answer questions from listeners calling in and promote the Free Reiki level 1 workshop run by the Lotus Healing Seva Group … Continue reading Reiki
Forgiveness Workshop at Arama (A healer’s dairy)
From the archives of the news : A Forgiveness workshop that was conducted in 2018. The workshop wasn't free for a change as Arama, The Home for elderly needed funds . Whatever charges I collected from the workshop were split equally between Arama and myself and I chose to give my share to Lotus Healing … Continue reading Forgiveness Workshop at Arama (A healer’s dairy)
Tree Planting @Farasi Lane School (A healer’s dairy)
We Care For The Earth! Greening the Earth is the dire need of the day. Lotus Healing Seva (Kenya) Group’s Cooky Vora takes this business of greening the Earth very seriously. She does this by planting trees at every opportunity she gets. She does this in the surroundings of her house and on her street. Her … Continue reading Tree Planting @Farasi Lane School (A healer’s dairy)
Vishwa Hindi Divas 2023
The International Hindi Language Day 2023 was marked by the High Commission of India in Nairobi, Kenya with a simple, less ritualistic ceremony on January 10th at the Apa Pant Auditorium. The High Commission had invited Kenbharti to plan a performance to honor the day.
A Valentine celebration (A healer’s dairy)
The below is an account from the Valentine Day seva conducted in the 2018. Published in The Asian weekly, Edition 392 (Feb 23rd to Mar 1st, 2018)
विश्व हिन्दी दिवस/ World Hindi Divas 2023
World Hindi Day is celebrated on 10th January every year. It is an important day for celebrating and promoting the rich cultural and linguistic heritage of Hindi and its speakers around the world. People come together and celebrate the language and its rich history, and to recognize the important role that it plays in the … Continue reading विश्व हिन्दी दिवस/ World Hindi Divas 2023
Reiki @ Hindu Council of Kenya (A Healer’s diary)
Revisiting the memories from 2016. Some designations have changed since and some of the people we met there have passed away now. The date 11th September brings to mind the terrorist attack over 15 years ago in New York City. The LHSG has altered the sad memories with pleasant ones by holding a free for … Continue reading Reiki @ Hindu Council of Kenya (A Healer’s diary)
Asian Scene- Sindhi Post Dinner, New Year, The Star, 23rd April
It was around 1994 that Monica Gokaldas started enquiring about other Sindhi community members and soon she found at least thirty of them. Their first gathering was in 1998 at her residence and since then they began celebrating the New Year or other prayers there.
In 2003 the Sindhi Welfare Society was formally established the Mr Prem Gidoomal was appointed Chairman. There are now about fifty Sindhi families in Kenya and they meet regularly at the Ram Mandir, Nairobi. After celebrating their New Year on 12th April, they gathered for a post celebration dinner on Saturday 20th April at the Relish Restaurant, Nairobi. It was a night of having a good time with a bigger family, the Sindhi community and enjoying delicious food and entertainment organized by Jimmy Gidwani and Lavina Gidwani.
Tulsi Vivah 22
Tulsi Vivah at Bhagini Samaj The end of monsoon season in India and the advent of the Hindu wedding season is something related to the Tulsi Vivah in many parts of India as well as around the world among the Hindu community at large. The word Tulsi signifying the Holy Basil Plant and the word … Continue reading Tulsi Vivah 22