Dayaram Mandir, at 192nd Street off Hillside Ave., played host to a birthday celebration to a male worshipper on Sunday morning January 9. The murthis were beautifully decorated. There was a special pooja with appropriate mantras for the occasion. Family deity pooja.
A pooja is an ideal way to mark one’s birthday. It is a good pariharam (remedy) for illness and to bless one with strength physically and mentally. It is a wonderfully joyous occasion.
About a hundred or more guests graced the occasion. There was fellowship within the congregation. An air of celebration was in the mandir. There was appropriate song and music, birthday related, hovered in the room. There was unbridled joy.
The pandit congratulated the birthday boy and wished them the happiest birthday.