M.A.Center, Washington DC

New Year Celebrations 2016

M.A. Center DC welcomed 2016 with a special Satsang on December 31. The Satsang was led by Br. Ramanand, Minister and Director of the Center. The Atlanta Amma Group joined us through Google Hangout.

M.A. Center DC had a full day of prayer for world peace during the day, with groups of devotees chanting Lalita Sahasranamam (1000 names of the Divine Mother) followed by the peace prayer “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” every hour on the hour, from 6 am until 6 pm.

The evening celebrations began with a delicious dinner. Br. Ramanand then initiated the Satsang with chants, a spiritual talk regarding Happiness in true sense as we start a Happy New Year. The talk was followed by a diverse range of exquisite Bhajans until 11:50 pm.

The New Year was welcomed with everybody chanting the peace prayer – “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” to a chorus of bells, drums and conch. Then followed a medley of fast-paced bhajans, which inspired many to take to their feet dancing. The celebrations concluded with Amma’s Arati and closing prayers.

Get a feel of the post midnight celebrations. Watch the video