Aarti and Bhiksha

Offering bhiksha to an Acharya (Swami) is considered as one of the foremost duties of a householder in the Hindu tradition. The family members receive the sadhu as the representative of the Divine with respect and devotion. In the process, the family members get the blessings of the Lord. Love, peace and harmony prevail in the minds of all.

HOW TO OFFER BHIKSHA at the Mahasamadhi Camp

  • We have a separate designated dining room for Swami Swaroopanandaji at the camp facility.
  • All families signed up for serving at a particular meal are to arrive at the room 20 minutes prior to meal time. Breakfast, lunch and dinner times will be communicated to you once you sign up. We will limit the number of families at one meal on first come first assigned basis.
  • The meals will be prepared on premise by designated sevikas and brought to the dining room.
  • The bhiksha coordinator will give you brief instructions and will assign the main servers, one from each family.
  • The family members will have the opportunity to sit and have the meal with Swami Swaroopanandaji. This is a special, quiet time that the family can spend with Swami Swaroopanandaji.
  • After the satsang, the host family will offer a tray of fruits with dakshina envelope (we will provide the fruits and blank envelopes for you). The offering will be utilized for various spiritual, social and educational programs offered by the Mission.
  • This is a good time to take a family photo with Swaroopanandaji.