Venue: Dharmakshetra, Mumbai
Date: 22nd January, 2012
Ocassion: Bhajan Sadhana Camp
How to enforce discipline/guidelines during bhajans - Group Incharge – Mrs Kamla Pandya
“Discipline and norms at Bhajans Centres
Bhajans is not a painful necessity but an enthralling experience for the singer and listener , hence personal sadhana of Bhajan singers as a must…silent sitting, self study, self audit
Besides bhajans , singers must also participate in more seva activity like nagarsankirtan, study class, balvikasbhajan training, mobile medical.
Atleast minimum 10/15 minutes before bhajans start and 10/15 minutes after bhajans are concluded , silence to be maintained. Preferably play audio recording of vedas ( in the beginning ) and omshrisai ram chant at the end .Booklets on veda chanting can be kept at bhajan centres and page number of the days recitation can be announced at the beginning
Every bhajan incharge to prepare a list of bhajans to be sung on that particular day with shruti to avoid any cause for disturbance and raise of hands/fingers.
Bhajan training must therefore for all bhajan singers.
After omkar, veda chanting , 9 times saigayatri, 3 shantis , 3 omkars, ganeshbhajan , guru bhajan .What about Devi bhajan …should it be number 3 in the sequence of bhajansand also should every bhajan conclude with Sarvadharmabhajan.Bhajan committee to clarify on the same.
4 to 5 Sai messages to be circulated to every centre for every month/quarter so that uniformity is maintained in reading of sai messages in city of Mumbai . Time duration 2-3 minutes
Instrument playing also to be auditioned.
Aarti to be given to ladies on 19th and special occasions.However, it would be ideal if one gent and one lady is given chance to perform aarti at every bhajan session.
Register to be maintained for attendance of bhajan singers.
PRO to be appointed for welcoming new devotees /guests/ distributing flowers/organising Prasad distribution.
Seva dal to control flow of people to altar.
Graded Balvikas children to be allowed to participate in bhajans after obtaining necessary confirmation from BhajanIncharge.
If new bhajans are sung, Xerox of lyrics to be provided.