‘Celebrating a birthday is actually expressing gratitude to God for the opportunity to do sādhāna (spiritual practice) during the past year and praying for His grace in the coming year.’- A Scholar (Through the medium of Mrs. Anjali Gadgil , 21st January 2005, 4 p.m.)
The birthday is the day to assess spiritual progress of the embodied soul: ‘The word ‘vad-divas’, in Marathi language literally means “day of growth”. Here growth indicates spiritual progress. For the soul to progress spiritually, purification of the subtle body and imbibing of the three components also known as ‘trigunas’ from Deities in appropriate proportions is necessary. The spiritual progress of an embodied soul begins at birth. Even if an individual does not undertake actual spiritual practice, due to various spiritual rituals performed on him the Sattva component in him increases thus initiating his spiritual progress. Birthday is the day to take stock of the effect of spiritual rituals on his subtle body. From a spiritual perspective, birthday is the day to assess one’s spiritual progress and if there is spiritual progress then it signifies actual growth’.- God (Through the medium of Ms. Madhura Bhosale,13th May 2005, 8.04 - 8.22 p.m.)
Birthday is the day to enhance one’s ability to imbibe Chaitanya: ‘Birthday is the day for enhancement of the ability of an embodied soul to imbibe Chaitanya, through the benevolent frequencies gained by invoking Deities. Through this action which raises the Sattva component in the atmosphere, the embodied soul achieves stability of the inner mind.’ – A Scholar (Through the medium of Mrs. Anjali Gadgil, 28th August 2005, 11.40 a.m.)
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- 1. Spiritual meaning
- 2. History and importance of a birthday celebration
- 3. Importance of celebrating the birthday as per the Hindu lunar calendar
- 4. Method of birthday celebration (with video)